Student Activity Workbook for Breakthrough! ($6.95), ed. by Brian Singer-Towns, contains activities exploring Jesus' life and teachings. (10-13)

What I Wish I Had Known About Becoming a Teenager ($11.95), ed. by Maura Thompson Hagarty. Teens share insights and stories about their experiences. (12-14)

9th Grade Survival Guide ($13.95) by Chris Wardwell offers tips for navigating high school life. (13-15)


Larry Gets Lost in Seattle ($16.95) by John Skewes relays the adventures of a lost dog. (3-up)

Searching for Sasquatch ($16.95) by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, illus. by Vicki Bradley, is a story about peer pressure and a boy's relationship with his father. (4-8)

Will It Blow? Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens ($19.95, paper $13.95) by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by K.E. Lewis, rounds up facts about earthquakes. (6-10)


Book Crush ($16.95) by Nancy Pearl lists more than 1,000 book recommendations. (All ages)

Northern Lights A-Z ($10.95) by Mindy Dwyer explains the science behind the Northern Lights and the legends they have inspired. (5-up)



The Worst Name in Third Grade ($3.99) by Debbie Dadey introduces a girl named Bridgett Butt. (7-10)

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Barney returns in My First Sing-Along Book ;and Let's Go Look and See by Sonia Sander ($9.99 each, up to 3); and Let's Go to the Farm and Zoo ($4.99, up to 3). Clifford stars in Clifford's Valentine's Day ($4.99, 3-5). New Firehouse Tales are Red to the Rescue ($5.99, 3-5) and Job Swap ($3.99, 3-5). My Town and Zoo join Learn with LEGO DUPLO ($4.99 each, 3-5). Care Bears star in four new books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8). The Dog offers Is a Paw a Foot? Learn Measurement and Why Are Dogs' Noses Wet? And Other True Facts ($ 3.99 each, 4-8). AndFoster's Home for Imaginary Friends presents Storybook #2: Challenge of the Super Friends and Eddie Monster ($3.99 each, 4-8); and two Jr. Chapter Books by Amy Keating Rogers ($3.99 each, 7-10).

Maya & Miguel star in Easter Extravagance ($3.99, 4-8). Scooby-Doo! returns in four new titles ($3.99-$4.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). Scholastic Readers adds two Magic School Bustitles ($3.99 each, 4-8). Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy by Daisy Meadows joins Rainbow Magic ($6.99, 4-8). Meadows's The Weather Fairies gains two titles ($4.99, 4-8). Barbie Fairytopia offers Magic of the Rainbow by Daniela Burr ($3.99, 7-10). Harry Potter presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Flip Book ($3.99, 7-10) and Hogwarts Yearbook ($9.99, 7-10). LEGO EXO-FORCE has three additions by Greg Farshtey ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10). Littlest Pet Shop continues with four books ($3.99-$6.99 each, 7-10). And NBA adds three titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10).

Do You Know Your Dog? by Howie Dewin joins Nintendogs ($3.99, 7-10). Shonen Jump's Once Piece starts up with King of the Pirates and The Circus Comes to Town ; and Shonen Jump's Yu-Gi-Oh! launches with GX: Game On! and GX: Shadow Riders by Tracey West ($4.99 each, 7-10). WINX Club releases two new titles ($4.99 each, 7-10). Beast Quest starts up with Ferno the Fire Dragon , Sepron the Serpent and Cypher the Mountain Giant by Adam Blade ($4.99 each, 7-10). Big Apple Barn opens with Happy-Go-Lucky , Happy's Big Plan and Sassy Surprise by Kristin Earhart, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Black Belt Club gains Beware of the Haunted Eye by Dawn Barnes, illus. by Bernard Chang ($4.99, 7-10). There are two new Jigsaw Jones Mysteries by James Preller ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Geronimo Stilton adds three titles ($5.99 each, 7-10).

The Puppy Place offers Shadow , Rascal and Buddy by Ellen Miles ($3.99 each, 7-10). The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott issues two new books ($3.99 each, 7-10). Candy Apple launches with The Accidental Cheerleader by Mimi McCoy and The Boy Next Door by Laura Dower ($4.99 each, 8-12); and Miss Popularity by Francesco Sedita ($4.99, 9-12). Bionicle continues with two titles by Greg Farshtey ($3.99-$6.99 each, 9-12). Runescape introduces The Official Handbook and Strategy Guide to the Free Game by Tracey West ($6.99, 9-12). And TEENick gains five new books ($4.99 each, 9-12).

Welcome to Camden Falls by Ann M. Martin launches the Main Street series ($6.99, 9-12). Ben M. Baglio's Animal Ark presents Spaniel in a Stocking ($3.99, 9-12). Launching Chasing Yesterday is Awakening by Robin Wasserman ($4.99, 9-12). All or Nothing by Lauren Brooke joins Chestnut Hill ($4.99, 9-12). Dear Dumb Diary releases The Problem with Here Is That It's Where I'm From by Jim Benton ($4.99, 9-12). Guardians of Ga'Hoole has two additions by Kathryn Lasky ($4.99 each, 9-12). Beyond the Horizon by Lauren Brooke is a new Heartland Special Edition ($5.99, 9-12). How I Survived Middle School debuts with Can You Get an F in Lunch? and Madame President by Nancy Krulik ($3.99 each, 9-12). And The Midnight Library gains The Cat Lady and Liar by Damien Graves ($5.99 each, 9-12).

Star Wars adds The Last of the Jedi #7 by Jude Watson ($5.99, 9-12). Su Doku has two additions by Rafael Sirkis ($4.99 each, 9-12). The Penguin Adventure by Ellen Miles is new to Taylor-Made Tales ($4.99, 9-12). Ulysses Moore offers The House of Mirrors by Ulysses Moore ($12.99, 9-12). Blueford High begins with Lost and Found , A Matter of Trust and four othersby Anne Schraff ($3.99 each, 12-up). The Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy concludes with The Tenth Power by Kate Constable ($5.99, 12-up). And joining Tomorrow are The Night Is for Hunting and The Other Side of Dawn by John Marsden ($8.99 each, 12-up).


The Flying Bed ($16.99) by Nancy Willard, illus. by John Thompson. A mysterious bed flies out a window, carrying a poor baker across the heavens. (4-up)

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Ready, Freddy! continues with Super-Secret Valentine by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99, 4-8).


Peek-A-Boo! ($6.99) by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Rachel O'Neill. Flaps reveal where everyone is hiding. (up to 3)

Furry Friends ($9.99) by Caroline Jayne Church features fur-covered animals. (up to 3)

I'm a Dump Truck and I'm a Fire Truck ($4.99 each) are vehicle-shaped board books. (up to 3)

My Little Miracle ($6.99) by J. Beck and J. Croydon is a padded board book celebrating the milestones of a baby's life. (up to 3)

Fairy Colors and Fairy Numbers ($5.99 each) are concept books. (3-5)

The Mermaid's Bracelet ($12.99) by Beth Harwood, illus. by Patricia MacCarthy, packages a storybook with stationery, treasure box and bracelet. (3-5)

Valentine Friends ($3.99) by April Jones Prince, illus. by Elisabeth Schlossberg, is a holiday tale offering a lesson in teamwork. (3-5)

Ballet Sisters: The Duckling and the Swan ($5.99) by Jan Ormerod. Sylvie wants to be a ballerina, just like her older sister. (4-8)

I Love You Always and Forever ($14.99) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Daniel Howarth. Longtail gives Littletail a reassuring message. (4-8)

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark ($14.99) by Ken Geist, illus. by Julia Gorton, offers a spoof of "The Three Little Pigs." (4-8)


Can You See What I See? greets Trucks & Cars by Walter Wick ($4.99, up to 3). My First Taggies offers Itsy-Bitsy Spider , illus. by Jill McDonald ($6.99, up to 3). Clifford stars in Preschool Treasury ($8.99, 3-5). All About Animals is a new LeapFrog title ($7.99, 3-5). Fun with Phonics issues Dog in the Fog and Bug in a Rug by Sue Graves, illus. by Jan Smith ($4.99 each, 4-6).


Easter Bunny's On His Way! ($3.99) by Brian James, illus. by Dara Goldman, is set to the tune of "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain." (3-5)

Little Lamb ($4.99) by Piers Harper. A lamb plays hide-and-seek. (3-5)

Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? ($4.99) by Anna Pignataro. Mama Bear tells Oli that her love is everlasting. (3-5)

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Let's Find Out offers Yummy Colors: A Pull-and-Pop Book ($6.99, 2-4). Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell appears in A School Days Treasury ($8.99, 3-5) and Clifford's Funny Adventure ($4.99, 4-8). And Scholastic Reader Collection introduces Can You See What I See?: Read-and-Seek Animals and Read-and-Seek Games by Walter Wick; Clean Up, Grumpy Bunny! by Justine Korman Fontes, illus. by Lucinda McQueen; and I Spy a Butterfly by Jean Marzollo, photos by Wick ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Dinosaurs ($6.99, 4-8).


If My Dad Were a Dog ($16.99) by Annabel Tellis. What if children could bark out commands to their fathers? (4-8)

Princess Pigsty ($16.99) by Cornelia Funke, illus. by Kerstin Meyer. When Isabella throws her crown out the window, she earns a trip to the pigsty. (4-8)

Dragonsdale ($12.99) by Salamanda Drake centers on youngsters who perform with their pet dragons. (8-12)

Being ($16.99) by Kevin Brooks. When doctors use a fiber-optic tube to examine Robert's organs, what they discover makes no medical sense. (12-up)

Waves ($17.99) by Sharon Dogar. What power is letting Hal share his comatose sister's memories? (12-up)


The Icemark Chronicles adds Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill ($18.99, 12-up).

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Ghosthunters offers Ghosthunters and the Totally Moldy Baroness! and Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom! by Cornelia Funke ($16.99 each, 7-10).


Jack Plank Tells Tales ($15.95) by Natalie Babbitt is a novel introducing an ex-pirate in search of a new career. (8-up)


Paperbacks in SpanishCenicienta (Cinderella) , adapted by Luz Orihuela, illus. by Maria Espluga; La bella durmiente (Sleeping Beauty) , adapted by Orihuela, illus. by Jordi Vila Delclòs; and La princesa y el guisante (The Princess and the Pea) , adapted by Orihuela, illus. by Petra Steinmeyer ($3.99 each, 3-6).

Paperback Series in SpanishClifford the Big Red Reader offers Clifford el gran lector colorado: huevos de Pasuca (The Big Egg Hunt) by Suzanne Weyn ($3.99, 4-8). Ricky Ricotta returns in Ricky Ricotta y el poderoso robot contra los mecmonos de marte (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mechanical Monkey from Mars) by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Martin Ontiveros ($3.99, 4-8). And Junie B. Jones stars in Junie B. Jones duerme en una mansión (Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal) by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($3.99, 7-10).


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BONE adds Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border by Jeff Smith ($9.99, hardcover $18.99, 9-12). Goosebumps Graphix continues with Terror Trips by R.L. Stine, adapted and illus. by Jill Thompson, Jamie Tolagson and Amy Kim Ganter ($8.99, hardcover $16.99, 9-12). AndFashion High Graphic Novels presents Breaking Up by Aimee Friedman, illus. by Christine Norrie ($8.99, 15-up).


Mother Goose's Storytime Nursery Rhymes ($19.99), illus. by Axel Scheffler, compiles rhymes. (up to 4)

Half a World Away ($14.99) by Libby Gleeson, illus. by Freya Blackwood. How can two best friends bridge the distance when one moves away? (3-7)

Catching the Moon ($16.99) by Myla Goldberg, illus. by Chris Sheban, describes an angry fisherwoman's reaction to high tides that destroy her village. (4-8)

The End ($16.99) by David LaRochelle, illus. by Richard Egielski, is a backwards fairy tale that turns "happily ever after" on its head. (4-8)

A Second Is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time ($16.99) by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton. Just how long is a minute? (4-8)

So Totally Emily Ebers ($16.99) by Lisa Yee is a companion to Millicent Min and Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time . (9-13)


An Easter Miracle ($8.99) by Hans Wilhelm. A donkey has a special role on an important day in Jerusalem. (3-5)

My First Read and Learn Book of Prayers ($9.99) by Duendes del Sur is an illustrated collection of prayers. (3-5)


Hand-Puppet Board Books welcomes Noah's Ark by Michelle Berg ($12.99, up to 3).


O, Say Can You See? ($5.99) by Sheila Keenan, illus. by Ann Boyajian, portrays the symbols of America. (4-8)

Extreme Pets! ($12.99) by Jane Harrington rounds up facts about the likes of snakes, ferrets and frogs. (7-10)

Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People ($17.99) by Sheila Keenan tells of pets and their owners throughout the ages. (8-12)

The Declaration of Independence ($5.99) by Sam Fink illustrates the text of this document. (10-up)

Roanoke: The Mystery of the Lost Colony ($18.99) by Lee Miller offers clues to this unsolved occurrence. (9-12)


Titanic: The Ship of Dreams ($18.99) follows a boy's passage on this ship. (All ages)

If You're Happy and You Know It (Jungle Ed.) ($14.99) by James Warhola gives this song a jungle setting. (3-5)

I'm Big Enough ($12.99) by Amber Stewart, illus. by Layn Marlow. A young rabbit sheds her childhood blanket. (3-5)

All Afloat on Noah's Boat! ($16.99) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees. What happens when the animals on the ark get grumpy? (4-8)

Pierre in Love ($16.99) by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Petra Mathers. Pierre tries to find the courage to tell Catherine how he feels about her. (4-8)

When Gorilla Goes Walking ($16.99) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Shane Evans, reveals a cat's unusual relationship with her young owner. (4-8)

Lily Brown's Paintings ($16.99) by Angela Johnson, illus. by E.B. Lewis. When Lily paints, the objects around her start to change. (4-8)

Does My Head Look Big in This? ($16.99) by Randa Abdel-Fattah. When a teen decides to wear the hijab, she must deal with the reactions of others. (12-up)


Magician Trilogy continues with Emlyn's Moon and Chestnut Soldier by Jenny Nimmo ($9.99 each, 9-12). Nimmo's Charlie Bone returns in Charlie Bone and the Beast ($10.99, 9-12). The Cobra King of Kathmandu joins Children of the Lamp by P.B. Kerr ($16.99, 9-12). Chris D'Lacey's Dragon trilogy concludes with Fire Star ($15.99, 9-12). Grey Griffins adds The Rise of the Black Wolf by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis ($10.99, 9-12). And Eleanor Updale's Montmorency returns in Montmorency's Revenge ($16.99, 12-up).



Island Summer ($5.99) by Jeanine Le Ny. Is Nicole's relationship with Daniel summer love or something more? (12-up)

To Catch a Pirate ($6.99) by Jade Parker. A teen falls for one of the pirates who plunders her father's ship. (12-up)

21 Proms ($8.99), ed. by Daniel Ehrenhaft and David Levithan, collects prom-themed fiction by Ann Brashares, John Green and others. (14-up)

Fireworks: Four Summer Stories ($8.99) by Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, Niki Burnham and Erin Haft, offers a quartet of novellas. (14-up)Hollywood Hills ($8.99) by Aimee Friedman brings back the best friends from French Kiss and South Beach . (14-up)

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I ? Bikinis adds He's with Me by Tamara Summers ($5.99, 12-up).


Grumpy Bird ($12.99) by Jeremy Tankard. A little exercise and companionship help Bird shake off his bad mood. (3-5)

This Way, Ruby! ($16.99) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Rebecca Harry. A duckling's keen eye saves the day when she and her siblings get lost. (3-5)

Big Bug Surprise ($12.99) by Julia Gran. Just before Prunella's show-and-tell, the classroom is abuzz with a bigger surprise. (4-8)

Henry's Freedom Box ($16.99) by Ellen Levine, illus. by Kadir Nelson, tells of a slave who reached freedom by mailing himself north in a box. (4-8)

January's Child: The Birthday Month Book ($12.99) by Andrea Alban Gosline, illus. by Lisa Burnett Bossi, pays tribute to birthdays. (4-8)

Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship ($16.99) by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Paula Kahumbu, photos by Peter Greste, is a follow-up to Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship . (4-8)

Today and Today ($16.99) by Kobayashi Issa, illus. by G. Brian Karas, collects haiku. (4-8)

A Friendship for Today ($16.99) by Patricia C. McKissack. Rosemary is among the first African-Americans in her town to enroll in an all-white school. (9-12)

Greetings from Planet Earth ($16.99) by Barbara Kerley. In 1977, classmates create a golden record inspired by the one carried on the Voyager 2 . (9-12)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret ($22.99) by Brian Selznick. An orphaned clock keeper unlocks the mystery of a broken automaton. (9-12)

The Traitor King ($16.99) by Todd Mitchell. Siblings' lives change forever when their uncle goes missing. (9-12)

War Horse ($16.99) by Michael Morpurgo centers on a farm horse forced into war during WWI. (9-12)

Enter Three Witches: A Story of Macbeth ($16.99) by Caroline B. Cooney. A ward of Lord and Lady Macbeth struggles to survive. (12-up)

Harlem Summer ($16.99) by Walter Dean Myers. A teen during the Harlem Renaissance encounters famous gangsters, writers and musicians. (12-up)

Ordinary Ghosts ($16.99) by Eireann Corrigan. Family secrets and school secrets intertwine in this novel about disappearances. (12-up)

Song of the Sparrow ($16.99) by Lisa Ann Sandell. This novel in verse centers on the teen who will one day be known as The Lady of Shalott. (12-up)


The Golden Hamster Saga wraps up with Freddy's Final Quest by Dietlof Rieche, trans. by John Brownjohn, illus. by Joe Cepeda ($16.99, 7-10). The Keys to the Kingdom welcomes Lady Friday by Garth Nix ($16.99, 9-12). Gatekeepers adds Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz ($17.99, 9-12). The Underland Chronicles concludes with The Code of the Claw by Suzanne Collins ($17.95, 9-12). And The Ellie Chronicles willdebut with While I Live by John Marsden ($16.99, 12-up).



This Is PUSH: A PUSH Anthology of New Work ($6.99), ed. by David Levithan, collects stories by authors published by this imprint. (13-up)

Magic City ($7.99) by Drew Lerman centers on a teen who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after a hurricane hit his house. (13-up)

Hail Caesar ($7.99) by Thu Huong Ha chronicles the rise and fall of an egotistical teenage boy. (13-up)


Guinness World Records to the Extreme ($14.99) compiles records of extreme feats. (9-12)

Be a Super Test-Taker! The Ultimate Guide to Elementary School Standardized Tests and Get Test Smart! The Ultimate Guide to Middle School Standardized Tests ($6.99 each) by Laurie Rozakis offer tips to students. (7-10)

The Ultimate Interactive Atlas of the World ($17.99) takes an interactive tour around the world. (9-12)

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United States Atlas is a new Scholastic Pocket Reference ($6.99, 9-12).


Me and My Kitten ($9.99) by Kate Fordham presents quizzes to help kids find the right pet kitten, plus stickers and a necklace. (7-10)

Travel Games ($8.99) contains magnetic board games and card games. (8-11)

How to Make Balloon Dinosaurs & Other Prehistoric Animals ($8.99) is a kit providing materials and instructions to make balloon creatures. (8-11)

Magic Card Tricks ($8.99) rounds up card tricks for kids. (8-11)



Sing a Story Handled Board Books with CDs adds The Wheels on the Bus , Five Little Skunks , Six Little Ducks and Rise and Shine , compiled by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo ($10.95 each, 3-5).

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Lithgow Palooza Readers offers Scales ; Salty, Sandy, Soggy Homes ; Splishy, Splashy Mammals ; Sea Cows Don't Moo! ; Drop, Drip, and Underwater Trip; Classifying Creatures; and It Stinks to Be Extinct! ($3.95 each, 5-9).


A Treasure in My Garden ($16.95) by Gilles Vigneault, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch, is a book with DVD featuring 13 animated music videos. (4-8)



A Young People's History of the United States, Vol. 1: Columbus to the Robber Barons ($16.95) and Vol. 2: The Spanish-American War to the War on Terror ($17.95) by Howard Zinn, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff, include photos and illustrations. (All ages)


Professor Winsnicker's Book of Proper Etiquette for Well-Mannered Sycophants , as kept by Clover Ernst, recovered by Obert Skye, offers information about the land of Foo, the setting of Skye's Leven Thumpsnovels. (8-up)


Human Body: The Ultimate Guide to How the Body Works ($16.95) by John Farndon, includes transparent pages. (8-up)


Amazing Baby Lenticular Series offers Amazing Babies Spots and Dots! and Amazing Baby Picture Pairs! by Beth Harwood, illus. by Emma Dodd ($5.95 each, up to 3). Amazing Baby Sing-Along Series adds Amazing Baby Clap and Sing! and Amazing Baby Rock-a-bye Baby! by Emma Dodd, illus. by Mike Jolley ($12.95 each, up to 3). Joining Let's Start Art! are Drawing and Painting by Todd and Wayne South ($16.95 each, 4-up). New Be a Little titles are Be a Little Fairy and Be a Little Princess by Caroline Repchuk, illus. by Manhar Chauhan ($12.95 each, 5-up). Cover Girls presents Ballerina Girl and Surfer Girl by Amy Saidens ($14.95 each, 6-up). Fashion Design Studio tries on Denim and T-Shirts by Samantha Chagollan ($16.95 each, 8-up). Sculpt It by Matthew Rake joins Art Academy ($16.95, 8-up). And Fire Art Studio adds Watercolor by Mary Iverson ($18.95, 10-up).


Dog ($14.99) by Matthew Van Fleet, photos by Brian Stanton. In this book with pull-tabs, flaps and textures, verse and photos spotlight various dogs. (2-up)

Who's in the Bathroom? ($12.99) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Adrian Reynolds, introduces a pooping elephant, a farting rhino and a piddling penguin. (3-8)Mahalia Mouse Goes to College ($17.99) by John Lithgow, illus. by Igor Oleynikov, includes a CD of Lithgow reading this story. (4-8)

Wind Flyers ($16.99) by Angela Johnson, illus. by Loren Long, is the story of a boy who wants to fly. (5-9)

Stealing Home: The Jackie Robinson Story ($16.99) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Mike Wimmer, captures one of this ballplayer's remarkable feats. (6-9)

Michael's Golden Rules ($16.99) by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan, illus. by Kadir Nelson. Michael Jordan contributes an intro to this tale about teamwork and sportsmanship. (6-10)

Ghost Ship ($17.99) by Mary Higgins Clark, illus. by Wendell Minor. Clark's first children's book offers a tale of mystery and adventure. (6-10)

Dexter the Tough ($15.99) by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Dexter adjusts to a new school and copes with his father's illness. (7-10)

Echo ($16.99) by Kate Morgenroth. This mystery tells of the toll a catastrophic event takes on a boy's life. (12-up)

The Day My Mother Left ($15.95) by James Prosek. After his mother leaves, a boy discovers the man he wants to become. (12-up)

The Nature of Jade ($16.99) by Deb Caletti is a coming-of-age tale. (12-up)

The Killing Sea ($15.95) by Richard Lewis is a novel set during and after the 2004 tsunami. (12-up)

Cupcake ($15.99) by Rachel Cohn is a follow-up to Gingerbread and Shrimp . (13-up)


Barnstormers: Tales of the Travelin' Nine starts up with Game 1 by Phil Bildner, illus. by Loren Long ($10.99, 7-10). Amelia returns in Amelia's Must-Keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever! and The All New Amelia by Marissa Moss ($9.99 each, 7-10). And Angels on Sunset Boulevard debuts with Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz ($15.99, 14-up).


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Ready-to-Read adds Ant Hill: Good Luck! A St. Patrick's Day Story by Joan Holub, illus. by Will Terry ($3.99, 3-5); Robin Hill School: The Luck of the Irish by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon ($3.99, 4-6); and Kay Thompson's Eloise , based on the characters created by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, art adapted by Tammie Lyon; and Eloise and the Dinosaurs , text adapted by Lisa McClatchy ($3.99 each, 4-6). Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs presents The Talent Show Adventure by Sharon M. Draper, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson ($4.99 each, 8-10). And Spy Mice issues Goldwhiskers by Heather Vogel Frederick, illus. by Sally Wern Comport ($5.99, 8-11).

Launching The Outriders are Expedition to Blue Cave and Expedition to Willow Key by Ed Decter ($4.99 each, 8-12). Edgar & Ellen return in Nod's Limbs by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($9.99, 8-12). Nancy Drew, Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene and Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers by Franklin W. Dixon each add two novels ($4.99 each, 8-12). Rocket Racers by Victor Appleton is new to Tom Swift, Young Inventor ($4.99, 8-12). Spy Gear Adventures continues with The Shrieking Shadow by Rick Barba ($4.99, 8-12). And Astrosaurs introduces The Mind-Swap Menace by Steve Cole, illus. by Woody Fox ($4.99, 8-12).


Someday ($14.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Peter Reynolds, reveals a mother's wishes for her child. (All ages)

Let It Shine ($16.99), illus. by Ashley Bryan. Cut-paper art accompanies three familiar songs. (4-8)

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy-Hide ($16.99) by Candace Fleming, illus. by G. Brian Karas, brings back the bunnies from Muncha, Muncha, Muncha . (4-8)

In the Cards: Love ($15.99) by Mariah Fredericks. Three teenage girls use a tarot deck to try to predict the future. (10-14)

War, Women, and the News ($19.99) by Catherine Gourley examines the challenges women faced during and after the second world war. (10-14)

Cracker ($16.99) by Cynthia Kadohata. Told in part through the perspective of a dog, this focuses on the Vietnam War. (10-up)

Letters from a Slave Boy ($15.99) by Mary E. Lyons chronicles a slave's quest for freedom and identity. (12-up)

The Opposite of Music ($15.99) by Janet Ruth Young is a tale about the lengths a family will go to save one of their own. (12-up)

The Red Thread ($17.99) by Roderick Townley is a novel about how one avenges or forgives one's own murder, 400 years after the fact. (12-up)



Dora la exploradora (Dora the Explorer) appears in Bilingual Board Books: ¡Vamanos!/Let's Go! by Phoebe Beinstein, illus. by Jason Fruchter; and ¿Que voy a ser?/What Will I Be? by Beinstein, illus. by Zina Saunders ($4.99 each, 1-4).



New Gift Sets are Baby Tickle Shakes: Book and Rattle and Baby Wants the Moon: Book and Bib by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke ($12.99 each, up to 3). Sandra Boynton's The Going to Bed Book is a new Paper Over Board Plus title ($12.95, up to 3). Joining Board Books are Mommy Hugs and Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz ($7.99 each, 1-4). Pop-up Books adds Bunny's Nursery Rhymes by Mary Morgan ($7.99, 3-5). Paper Over Board Minibooks Plus offers Good Night, Sweet Butterflies by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Heather Cahoon ($5.99, 3-7). Jeanie Lee's When I Grow Up! , illus. by Geraldo Valerio, is a new Paper Over Board Plus: A Flip and Flaps Book ($9.99, 4-7). Joining Paper Over Board Plus is Pepper's Snowy Day by Linda Black $8.99, 4-7). Paper Over Board Books with Cookie Cutters introduces Holly Hobbie & Friends: A Day with Mom by Sonali Fry, illus. by Lisa Workman ($8.99, 4-8). And new Novelty Boxed Sets are That's Right, That's Wrong!, Levels 1-4 by Alan Katz ($9.99 each, 6-7 to 9-10).

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8x8 Paperbacks with Glitter Stickers welcomes Holly Hobbie & Friends: The Sand Castle Contest by Sonali Fry ($5.99, 4-8).



The Land of Milk & Honey issues Board Book and Cap: Good Morning, Good Day by Sonali Fry ($12.99, up to 3); Padded Board Book with CD: Wish Upon a Star Whimsical Rhymes to Read and Sing by Beth Gordon ($10.99, up to 3); Shaped Cloth Book: Hello, Mole Bear! by Kendrick Strauch ($11.99, up to 3); and Board Book Plus: My Finest Friends by Fry ($8.99, 3-up). New Paper Over Board Plus titles are The Treetops Are Whispering by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Vincent Nguyen ($8.99, 1-5); and Our Big, Big God by Jeff Atwood, illus. by Renee Graef ($8.99, 3-6). And VeggieTales releases Paper Over Board with Flaps: Who's Who? by Quinlan Lee, illus. by Tod Carter and Katherine Tootelian ($6.99, 4-8); and Paper Over Board with Wheels: Wish You Were Here! by Sonia Sander, illus. by Warner McGee ($7.99, 4-8).


Birdsong ($16.99) by Diane Lee Wilson, illus. by Steve Jenkins, is a counting tale featuring bird sounds. (3-7)

Hey Batta Batta Swing! ($17.99) by Sally Cook and James Charlton, illus. by Ross MacDonald, pays homage to baseball. (6-10)Baptism ($15.99) by Sheila Moses is a tale about two rebellious brothers. (12-up)

Impulse ($16.99) by Ellen Hopkins is a novel about teens in crisis. (14-up)


The Immortal Instruments starts up with City of Bones by Cassandra Clare ($17.99, 14-up).



In Their Shoes ($12.99) by Deborah Reber is a career guide. (12-up)

Competition's a Witch ($8.99) by Kelly McClymer is the sequel to The Salem Witch Tryouts . (12-up)

Lost It ($6.99) by Kristen Tracy follows a teen's journey of self discovery. (14-up)

Price of Admission ($8.99) by Leslie Margolis centers on the daughter of a Hollywood producer. (14-up)

Doing It Right ($17) by Bronwen Pardes addresses issues about sex. (14-up)

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Drama debuts with The Four Dorothys by Paul Ruditis ($7.99, 12-up). Cherub presents Man vs. Beast by Robert Muchamore ($5.99, 12-up). All Mates Together by Cathy Hopkins joins Truth or Dare ($5.99, 12-up). Material World launches with Gucci Girls by Jasmine Oliver ($7.99, 14-up). Vampire Beach continues with Ritual by Alex Duval ($5.99, 14-up). Private offers Untouchable by Kate Brian ($8.99, 14-up). And Seven Deadly Sins adds Gluttony by Robin Wasserman ($8.99, 14-up).



Big Idea's VeggieTales gains Sports Heroes by Soni Sander ($2.99, 3-6) and Space Chase by Quinlan Lee ($3.99, 3-6), both illus. by Franchesco. Baby Looney Tunes releases Double-Talk by Laura Floss ($5.99, 3-6) and When I Grow Up by Marcie Aboff ($3.99, 3-6). New to Firehouse Tales is Squirt Alert! by Emma Forrester, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($2.99, 3-6). And Peeps welcomes Hello, Rainbow! by Lauren Forte and Marshmallow Love by Rachel Schiller ($4.99 each, 3-6).



Dora the Explorer returns in five books ($3.99-$7.99 each, 1-4 to 4-6). The Backyardigans are back in six volumes ($3.99-$10.99 each, 1-4 to 7-10). Blue's Room adds Board Book Plus: Blue Says by Orli Zuravicky, illus. by Karen Craig ($6.99, 2-5). And SpongeBob SquarePants stars in four new books ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-5 to 7-10).

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Go Diego Go! continues with five titles ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-5 to 4-7). Jakers! has three additions ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-7 to 4-6). Lazytown offers Happy Brush Day by Justin Spelvin, illus. by Tino Santanach ($3.99, 3-7); and Ready-to-Read: Pirates! by Jane Gerver, illus. by Howard Simpson ($3.99, 4-6). Joining Blue's Clues is Healthy Snacks with Blue! by J-P Chanda, illus. by Dan Kanemoto ($3.99, 3-7). New to Carry-Along Boxed Sets is Dora the Explorer and The Backyardigans: Learn and Grow on the Go! ($9.99, 3-7). Totally Spies issues Jelly-Bean Jam by Tracey West, illus. by Jim Durk ($5.99, 4-8). David Lewman's Yo-Ho-Ha-Ha-Ha: A Pirate Joke Book is a new Digest/Humor Book ($3.99, 7-10). Avatar the Last Airbender presents The Lost Scrolls: Air by Tom Mason and Dan Danko, illus. by Josie Lee; and The Lost Scrolls: Earth by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Shane Johnson ($4.99 each, 7-12). And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has five additions ($3.99-$6.99 each, 4-8 to 6-8).


(PGW, dist.)

Count the Birdies ($8.95) by Matthew Porter is a counting board book. (1-3)

Veggies, Smeggies ($16.95) by Sean Moore. What does a boy do when he's told to eat his vegetables? (3-5)

Water Boy ($16.95) by Ros Asquith, illus. by Ian Andrew, reveals a boy's adventures from the seashore to the countryside. (3-7)

Colors and Shapes ($5.95 each) by Odette Ross are concept board books. (1-3)


Pyre ($15.95) by James McCann is a sequel to Rancour . (15-up)


Remembering My Pet ($16.99) by Nechama Liss-Levinson and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette. A workbook that helps children who have lost a pet. (7-13)


What Makes Someone a Jew? ($8.99) by Lauren Seidman includes rhymes and photos. (3-6)


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The Fairy Chronicles launches with Marigold and the Feather of Hope , Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams , Thistle and the Shell of Laughter and Firefly and the Quest of the Black Squirrel by J.H. Sweet, illus. by Tara Larsen Chang ($6.99 each, 7-up).



Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot ($8.95) by Lloyd Jones compiles fun facts. (8-12)

Kiss & Blog ($8.95) by Alyson Noel. What's the best revenge when a best friend defects to the popular crowd? (12-up)

Every Crooked Pot ($8.95) by Renee Rosen is a novel introducing a misfit and her quirky Midwestern family. (12-up)

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House of Night Novels debuts with Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast ($8.95, 12-up).


The Magic Flute ($16.95), illus. by Kyra Teis, is an illustrated adaptation of Mozart's opera. (All ages)

Brian Wildsmith's Amazing Animal Alphabet Book ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Brian Wildsmith presents an animal ABC. (3-6)

Twilight Hunt ($16.95) by Narelle Oliver reveals how creatures use camouflage to become invisible to their predators. (5-8)

Words Are Like Faces ($15.95) by Edith Baer, illus. by Kyra Teis, discusses how to use words carefully. (5-8)

Anna & Natalie ($15.95) by Barbara Cole, illus. by Ronald Himler, centers on a blind girl who longs to be the wreath bearer at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (6-9)


Teach Your Children Well starts up with Madison and the Two Wheeler and Madison's Patriotic Project by Vanita Braver, M.D., illus. by Carl DiRocco ($15.95 each, 4-8).


Pinwheel Days ($6.95) by Ellen Tarlow, illus. by Gretel Parker, collects stories about a donkey. (5-8)



Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science ($14.95), ed. by Julie Czerneda, illus. by Jean-Pierre Normand, compiles nine science-fiction stories based on the exploration of polar regions. (10-up)


Don't Say Boo! and What's Up with Trinny? ($4.95 each), concept and illus. by Fiona Hayes, are lift-the-flap tales with a gatefold. (2-4)

Everybody Has a Teddy ($12.95) by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Sophie Allsopp. Why doesn't this tale's narrator have a teddy bear? (2-4)

I Saw an Ant in the Parking Lot ($14.95) by Joshua Prince, illus. by Macky Pamintuan. A car is heading right for an ant in a parking lot. (2-4)

Bunny Backpack , Puppy Backpack and Teddy Backpack ($12.95 each) by Janet Allison Brown, illus. by Rachael O'Neill, are backpacks containing three board books. (3-5)

Tex & Sugar: A Big City Kitty Ditty ($14.95) by Barbara Johansen Newman. Tex and Sugar hit the city in search of fame and fortune. (4-up)

Life-Size Reptiles ($9.95) by Hannah Wilson. This book with gatefolds focuses on various reptiles. (7-12)

Crafty Bags for Stylish Girls: Uniquely Chic Purses, Pouches & Pocketbooks ($14.95) by Elizabeth Ingrid Hauser, illus. by Lisa Perrett, rounds up instructions for making more than 50 purses. (8-12)


Classic Fairytale Collection adds The Elves and the Shoemaker , retold by John Cech, illus. by Kirill Chelushkin ($14.95, 4-7). Classic Starts releases 10 classics ($4.95 each, 7-9). William Blake joins Poetry for Young People ($14.95, 8-up). There are six new Sterling Biographies ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-up). And Sterling Point issues eight new books, including Alexander the Great by John Gunther, The Barbary Pirates by C.S. Forester and Teddy Roosevelt by John Garraty ($6.95 each, 12-up).

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I'm Going to Read presents Ink, Wink, and Blink Work Out ($3.95, 4-6); Father's Day Is Coming , Green Boots, Blue Hair, Polka-Dot Underwear , Hooray for the 4th of July and Tic and Tac Clean Up ($3.95 each, 6-7); A Dozen Eggs and Joselina Piggy Goes Out ($3.95 each, 7-8); and Small Potatoes Club ($3.95, 8-up). And Easy Reader Classics adds 10 titles ($3.95 each, 5-7).



Kids' Kitchen: Good Food Made Easy ($14.95) by Amanda Grant, photos by Francesca Yorke, offers recipes and outlines cooking techniques. (8-11)


No More Bottles for Bunny! ($12.95) by Bernette Ford and Sam Williams. At a tea party, will Bunny finally start using a cup? (2-4)

Big Smelly Bear ($12.95) by Britta Teckentrup introduces a bear who never bathes. (3-6)

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook ($12.95) by Cathy MacLennan features animals and the sounds they make. (3-6)

Tiger's Story ($12.95) by Harriet Blackford and Manya Stojic. Growing from a cub to an adult, a tiger finds his own place in the jungle. (3-6)


Creative Crafts for Kids ($24.95) by Gill Dickinson and Cheryl Owen outlines activities. (2-10)



CosmoGIRL! offers Make It Yourself: 50 Fun and Funky Projects by the editors of CosmoGIRL! ($7.95, 13-19).

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Seventeen introduces Real Girls, Real-Life Stories: True Crime by the editors of Seventeen ($4.95, 13-21).


My Very Favorite Nature Book: Animals on the Farm ($9.95) by Sonia Goldie, illus. by Anne Weiss and Pascale Estellon. This book about barnyard creatures comes with fold-out posters and stickers. (4-up)

My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw Cartoons! ($9.95) by Jennifer Lipsey encourages readers to draw cartoons. (5-9)

Heroes! Draw Your Own Superheroes, Gadget Geeks & Other Do-Gooders and Monsters! Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps ($12.95 each) by Jay Stephens are drawing guides. (6-up)

The Kids' Knitting Notebook ($12.95) by Cindy Craig compiles knitting projects. (8-12)

Alter This! Mind Blowing Art Ideas for This Particular Book ($14.95) by Alena Hennessy reveals how to turn books into shadow boxes, purses, etc. (10-up)


101 Things You Gotta Do Before You're 12 ($9.95) by Joanne O'Sullivan presents ideas for outings and at-home activities. (6-up)



Asterix returns in Asterix and the Vikings: The Book of the Film by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo ($12.95, all ages).


(Consortium, dist.)


Asian Folktales Retold releases Indonesian Fables of Feats and Fortunes and Indonesian Tales of Treasures and Brides by Kuniko Sugiura, illus. by Koji Honda ($16.95 each, 8-up).


Jumping for Kids ($26.95, paper $16.95) by Lesley Ward is a guide for young equestrians. (8-up)


Horses in Action ($9.95) features 30 pull-out posters. (All ages)

The Great Outdoors Games & Puzzles ($9.95) by Helene Hovanec and Patrick Merrell includes mazes, word searches and crossword puzzles. (6-10)


In Arctic Waters ($15.95) by Laura Crawford, illus. by Ben Hodson. An Arctic adaptation of "The House that Jack Built." (3-7)

ABC Safari (15.95, paper $8.95) by Karen Lee. An around-the-world animal adventure. (3-7)

In My Backyard ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Valarie Giogas, illus. by Katherine Zecca. Familiar backyard animals are introduced by baby and family group name. (4-8)

Turtle Summer: A Journal for My Daughter ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Mary Alice Monroe, illus. by Barbara Bergwerf, is a scrapbook journal telling the saga of loggerhead sea turtles. (5-9)

The Rainforest Grew All Around ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Susan Mitchell, illus. by Connie McLennan. An adaptation of the song "The Green Grass Grew All Around." (5-9)

Ocean Seasons ($15.95, paper $8.95) by Ron Hirschi, illus. by Kirsten Carlson, follows the seasons through the changes in ocean life. (5-9)