Bob & Co. ($9.95) by Delphine Durand tackles the big questions of life and the universe. (All ages)

123 NYC ($15.95) by Joanne Dugan. This counting book is a follow-up to ABC NYC. (4-up)

Where Is the Cake? ($12.95) by T.T. Khing presents a wordless look-and-find book. (4-6)

When I Grow Up ($15.95) by Tina Louise, illus. by Oliver Corwin, contrasts career possibilities of kids to those of creatures in the natural world. (3-6)

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! ($15.95) by Susan Meyers, illus. by David Walker, is a rhyming companion to Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! (3-6)

Piglet and Papa ($14.95) by Margaret Wild, illus. by Stephen Michael King, is a sequel to Piglet and Mama. (3-6)

The Giant of Seville ($15.95) by Dan Andreasen relates the true story of a retired circus giant who moves to a new town. (3-8)

Water Boy ($15.95) by David McPhail is an environmental tale about a boy who overcomes his fear of water and transforms the world around him. (4-8)

The Golden Rule ($16.95) by Ilene Cooper, illus. by Gabi Swiatowska. A grandfather explains the meaning of "do unto others." (4-8)

Raptor: The Life of a Young Deinonychus ($15.95) by Michel Henry, illus. by Rich Penney, examines the life of a raptor 100 million years ago. (5-10)

Behind the Museum Door ($16.95), selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stacey Dressen-McQueen, rounds up 14 poems about museum collections. (5-up)

Número Uno ($16.95) by Alex Dorros and Arthur Dorros, illus. by Susan Guevara, presents a bilingual tale of competition run amok. (6-10)

Haym Salomon: American Patriot ($16.95) by Susan Goldman Rubin, illus. by David Slonim, profiles one of America's first Jewish patriots. (6-10)

Napoleon: The Story of the Little Corporal ($18.95) by Robert Burleigh focuses on this general. (6-12)

The Book of How ($16.95) by Martine Laffon and Hortense de Chabaneix, illus. by Jacques Azam, is a companion to The Book of Why. (8-12)

The Arctic ($18.95) by Catherine Guigon, illus. by Frédéric Malenfer, photos by Francis Latreille, features photos of Arctic wonders. (8-12)

The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George ($18.95) by Hugh Brewster, illus. by Eric Velasquez, is a picture book about this black musician. (8-14)

M.L.K.: Journey of a King ($19.95) by Tonya Bolden is a biography featuring period photos. (8-14)

Terrorists, Tornados, and Tsunamis: How to Prepare for Life's Danger Zones ($16.95) by Lt. Col. John Orndorff and Suzanne Harper, illus. by Joana Penna, is a guide to thinking and acting fast in life-threatening situations. (10-up)


New to Daisy Books is 006 and a Halfby Kes Gray, illus. by Nick Sharratt ($10.95, 4-6). And Kids Around the World adds We Live in Brazilby François-Xavier Freland and We Live in Japanby Alexandre Messager, both illus. by Sophie Duffet($15.95 each, 8-11).


Diary of a Wimpy Kid ($14.95) by Jeff Kinney. Words and comics reveal a boy's trials and tribulations. (8-13)

Such a Pretty Face ($18.95), ed. by Ann Angel, examines teens' relationships with beauty. (13-18)

The Light-Bearer's Daughter ($16.95) by O.R. Melling. With a wolf companion, a girl encounters enchantment while searching for her mother. (10-15)

l8r, g8r ($15.95) by Lauren Myracle is a sequel to ttyland ttfn. (14-up)


The Sisters Grimm issues Once Upon a Crimeby Michael Buckley, illus. by Peter Ferguson ($14.95, 8-12). Sunscreen offers Dealing with Dadby Joseph Périgot, illus. by Christian Quennehen; and Flying Soloby Pascale Perrier, illus. by Klaas Verplancke ($9.95 each, 10-16). And Manga Shakespeare debuts with Hamlet, adapted by Richard Appignanesi, illus. by Emma Vieceli; and Romeo and Juliet, adapted by Appignanesi, illus. by Sonia Leong ($9.95 each, 12-up).


(IPG, dist.)

The Boy Who Built the Boat ($14.95) by Ross Mueller, illus. by Craig Smith. A boy builds a boat just like the ones his father makes. (3-5)

The True Story of Mary Who Wanted to Stand on Her Head ($14.95) by Jane Godwin, illus. by Drahos Zak, is a rhyming tale about a girl who refuses to be anything but herself. (5-7)


By the Monkey's Tail ($8.95) by Kerrie O'Connor. This fantasy is a sequel to Through the Tiger's Eye. (9-12)



American Girl Historical Characters offers The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mysteryby Sara Masters Buckey; Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mysteryby Evelyn Coleman; and Midnight in Lonesome Hollow: A Kit Mysteryby Kathleen Ernst, all illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles ($10.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-up).

Paperback Series

American Girl Historical Characters adds Minute Mysteries 2: More Stories to Solveby Teri Witkowski and Jennifer Hirsch, illus. by Dan Andreasen, Dahl Taylor, and others ($5.95, 8-up). There are eight new Magnetic MiniWorld titles ($9.95 each, 8-up). American Girl Advice & Activity Books presents Real Families: Figuring Out Your Family and Where You Fit inby Amy Lynch, illus. by Carol Yoshizumi; Miles of Smiles: Travel Games and Quizzes to Go!by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Shannon Laskey; and School Smarts Planner: The Best of American Girl Magazine ($9.95 each, 8-up); Girls and Their Dogsby Sara Hunt; and School Smarts Homework Survival Guideby Erin Falligant, illus. by Tracey McGuiness ($8.95 each, 8-up); Doll Scrapbook, illus. by Casey Lukatz ($17.95, 8-up); The Babysitter's Handbookby Harriet Brown, illus. by Jodi Preston ($7.95, 8-up); Petal Perfectby Patricia Doherty ($17.95, 9-up); and Babysitter's Business Kit: Be the Best Babysitter on the Block!by Brown, illus. by Preston ($12.95, 10-up). And the character Coconut returns in Coconut's Words Around the World ($7.95, 8-up) and Coconut's Joke Book ($5.95, 8-up), both illus. by Casey Lukatz.


(Firefly, dist.)

A Trip with Grandma ($19.95, paper $5.95) by Ruth Ohi. An overnight outing with Grandma eases Sprout's fears of being away from home. (4-7)

The List ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Maria van Lieshout. A princess makes a list of gifts to bring a new royal baby. (5-8)

The Gift of Odin ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Marion Quednau, illus. by Sonja Mulabdic, tells of a girl devoted to her Vietnamese pot-belly pig. (7-10)

Kids Who Rule ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Charis Cotter recounts the lives of five child monarchs. (9-11)

Rise of the Golden Cobra ($21.95, paper $11.95) by Henry Aubin, illus. by Stephen Taylor, is an adventure starring a young scribe in ancient Egypt. (11-up)

Cowboys and Coffin Makers ($25.95, paper $16.95) by Laurie Coulter, illus by Martha Newbigging, examines 100 career options in 19th-century America. (9-12)

Creature Catchers ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Lisa Smedman, illus. by Alisa Baldwin. Siblings take a supernatural safari through Victorian England. (9-12)

Baboon: A Novel ($21.95, paper $11.95) by David Jones. After a plane crash, a boy is mysteriously transformed into a baboon. (10-14)

The Great Number Rumble ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Cora Lee and Gillian O'Reilly, illus. by Virginia Gray, reveals the role math plays in our lives. (11-14)

The Big Book of Pop Culture ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Hal Niedzviecki, illus. by Marc Ngui, explains how to create art using modern media tools. (12-up)

From Boneshakers to Choppers ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Lisa Smedman examines the timeless appeal of the motorcycle. (12-up)


Torrie Quest returns in Torrie and the Snake-Princeby K.V. Johansen, illus. by Christine Delezenne ($18.95, paper $7.95, 9-11). And It's True! adds It's True! This Book Is Buggedby Sue Burztynski, illus. by Mitch Vane; and It's True! An Octopus Has Deadly Spitby Nicki Greenberg ($19.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-13).


Priceless Gifts ($16.95) by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illus. by John Kanzler. A merchant discovers that the most priceless gifts have paws and whiskers. (4-8)

When Turtle Grew Feathers ($16.95) by Tim Tingle, illus. by Stacey Schuett. Turtle gets the best of Rabbit with help from a feathered friend. (4-8)



Anansi and the Tug o' War ($3.95) by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk, illus. by Baird Hoffmire, is a trickster tale from West Africa. (4-8)



My LullaBible A to Z Promise Book ($14.99) by Stephen Elkins, illus. by Ellie Colton, comes with a musical CD. (up to 3)

My Child, My Princess ($9.99) by Beth Moore, illus. by Beverly Warren. A patient king forgives his disobedient daughter. (5-up)


Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear ($16.99) by Brenda Williams, illus. by Rosamund Fowler, showcases animals in their natural environments. (up to 7)

Whole World ($16.99), sung by Fred Penner, illus. by Christopher Corr, is a book and CD adaptation of a gospel spiritual. (up to 7)

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush ($16.99), sung by Fred Penner, illus. by Sophie Fatus. A book-and-CD package introduces children from four different countries. (up to 7)

Shrinking Sam ($16.99) by Miriam Latimer centers on a child who feels overlooked. (4-10)

We're Sailing Down the Nile ($16.99) by Laurie Krebs, illus. by Anne Wilson, explores Egypt. (4-10)


The Potty Movie for Girls Starring Hannah and The Potty Movie for Boys Starring Henry (DVD $14.99 each; DVD and book $18.99; DVD, book and doll $24.99) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Dorothy Stott, are aimed at potty trainees. (1-4)

A Little Box of Learning ($6.99), illus. by Paula Knight, packages four concept books. (2-4)

Princess Rosebud: Perfectly Perfect Princess ($14.99) by Dawn Apperley. A princess completes all her tasks in this lift-the-flap tale. (3-6)Muddle Farm ($9.99) by Axel Scheffler is a barnyard tale with magnetic animals. (3-6)

Policeman's Safety Hints ($10.99) by Giovanni Caviezel. This board book offers safety tips. (3-7)

Little Box of Movie Star Magic ($16.99) by Nicci Talbot transports readers to Movieland. (5-8)

Little Box of Mermaid Treasures ($16.99) by Dominic Guard, illus. by Anna Marsh. A mermaid gives a girl a magic shell. (5-8)

Micro Models ($5.99) by Duncan Crosbie and Tony Potter, illus. by Robin Lawrie, models designed by Sue Rose, is a kit for making models. (5-8)

Rollerball Races ($4.99) by Pat Hagarty, illus. by Brett Hudson, designed by Juliet Turner, presents stories and rollerball games. (5-8)

Little Box of Beads ($16.99) by Ting Morris is a jewelry-making kit. (6-10)

Ask Fickle Fairy ($9.99) by Lisa Ann Marsoli, illus. by the Pope Twins. Fickle Fairy uses her magic spinner wand to help readers make decisions. (7-9)Amazing Card Tricks ($11.99) by Jon Tremaine rounds up 50 tricks. (11-up)


Noisy Jungle Babies welcomes Little Chimp, Little Elephant, Little Lionand Little Zebra, illus. by Rebecca Harry ($5.99 each, 1-3). New Peek-a-Boo Books in Spanish are Cucu-Tras Peek-a-Bookand Cucu-Tras de las Selva, illus. by Francesca Ferri ($7.99 each, 1-3). Feels Real Books adds Colorful Animals, Dinosaurs, Friendly Petsand Mini Beasts ($4.99 each, 1-4). Joining Animal Flappers Books are Do Frogs Fly?and Do Lions Like Lettuce?by Maria Butterfield, illus. by Sonia Canals ($7.99 each, 2-4). And Graphic Classics has four additions ($15.99 each, paper $8.99, 8-up).


Whoosh Around the Mulberry Bush ($8.99) by Jan Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner packages a book with a musical CD. (2-5)

The Kiss That Missed ($7.99) by David Melling. A prince's goodnight kiss from his father goes astray. (4-7)

The Fourth of July ($8.99) by Carol Amato, crafts by Ann Koffsky, is a holiday activity book. (6-10)

The Witches of Widdershins Academy ($4.99) by Sandra Forrester. Friends prepare to take a qualifying exam for witches. (10-14)

Crimebusters ($12.99) by Clive Gifford. Photos reveal forensic technicians collecting and analyzing evidence from crime scenes. (11-up)

Paperback Series

What Do You Know About? issues How We Move Aroundand ¿Cómo nos movemos?; The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycleand Las tres erres: reutilizar, reducir, reciclar; What Are Things Made Of?and ¿De qué están hechas las cocas?;and Your Family Treeand Tuábol genealógicoby Núria Roca, illus. by Rosa Curto ($6.99 each, 4-7). New Live and Learn Books are It's Hard Being a Kid!and Ser un niño es dificil; and It's OK to Be Me!and ¡Qué bien es ser yo mismo!by Jennifer Moore Mallions, illus. by Marta Fábrega ($6.99 each, 4-7). Young Genius Books presents Bonesand Brainsby Kate Lennard, illus. by Eivind Gulliksen ($6 each, 5-8). And Reader's Clubhouse Level 3 Readers issues nine titles ($3.99 each, 6-7).


(IPG, dist.)

Kami and the Yaks ($15.95, paper $9.95) by Andrea Stenn Stryker, illus. by Bert Dodson. A deaf Sherpa boy in the Himalayas searches for his family's missing yaks. (5-8)


Paperback Series

Beacon Street Girls offers Just Kiddingand Ghost Townby Annie Bryant ($7.99 each, 9-13). And BSG Adventures continues with Maeve on the Red Carpetby Bryant ($7.99, 9-13).


(Baker & Taylor, dist.)

Chulita the Blind Cat ($12.95) by Constance Jackson-Pitts. A blind cat stars in this tale of determination and friendship. (8-12)


C Is for Coco: A Little Chick's First Book of Letters and Coco Counts: A Little Chick's First Book of Numbers ($6.95 each) by Sloane Tanen. Coco learns the alphabet and numbers. (up to 3)

Tyson the Terrible ($12.95) by Christyan and Diane Fox is a pop-up tale starring soccer-playing dinosaurs. (2-6)

Who Is Driving? ($14.95) by Leo Timmers. In this guessing tale, animals drive vehicles. (3-6)

The Mysterious Package ($16.95) by Francesca Chessa. What's inside the package Daddy receives? (3-7)

Babies Can't Eat Kimchee! ($16.95) by Susan L. Roth and Nancy Patz is the story of an older and a younger sister. (4-8)

Has Anyone Seen Winnie and Jean? ($16.95) by E.B. McHenry. The young owners of two escaped corgis try to find their pets. (5-up)

Digory and the Lost King ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Ian Beck. A reluctant knight sets off on an important mission. (6-10)

Reaching for Sun ($14.95) by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. A girl copes with her cerebral palsy, her ambitious mother and her ailing grandmother. (8-12)

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel ($11.95) by Ruth McNally Barshaw. In her secret journal, Ellie details her family vacation. (8-12)

The Phantom Isles ($16.95) by Stephen Alter. Three kids and a librarian must free the ghosts trapped in books before the library is shut down. (8-12)

Dragon Slippers ($16.95) by Jessica Day George. When an orphan befriends a dragon, she inherits something that can either save or destroy her kingdom. (10-up)

The Seal of Solomon ($16.95) by Rick Yancey is the sequel to The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. (12-up)

The Falconer's Knot ($16.95) by Mary Hoffman is a novel combining mystery and romance. (12-up)

Silverboy ($16.95) by N.M. Browne. This fantasy centers on greed, power and freedom. (12-up)

The Web of Fire ($16.95) by Steve Voake is an adventure tale of good versus evil. (12-up)

I Am Rembrandt's Daughter ($16.95) by Lynn Cullen. In this novel, a girl lives in the shadow of her father. (12-up)

Thieves Till We Die ($16.95) by Stephen Cole is a follow-up to Thieves Like Us. (12-up)

Notes from the Teenage Underground ($16.95) by Simmone Howell presents a novel about movies, sex and growing up. (14-up)


Troll Trouble offers Trolls Go Homeby Alan MacDonald, illus. by Mark Beech ($14.95, paper $5.95, 6-10). Darkest Age adds The Book of the Swordby A.J. Lake ($16.95, 9-12). A Drift House Voyage issues The Lost Citiesby Dale Peck ($16.95, 10-up).

Paperback Series

Choose Your Own Boyfriend Books presents Date Him or Dump Him? The Campfire Crushby Cylin Busby ($6.95, 10-up). And Inside Girl introduces Inside Girlby J. Minter ($8.95, 12-up).


(Chronicle, dist.)

Baby Flip-a-Face: Yellow Red Blue and Flip-a-Face: Big Little ($8.95 each) by SAMi are die-cut board books focusing on colors; and size. (up to 3)

Do You Have a Tail? ($8.95) by Simms Taback is a finger-puppet book featuring animal illustrations. (1-3)

Buzzy's Balloon ($9.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Emily Bolam. A donkey must find a replacement for his burst balloon. (1-4)

Harry Bear & Friends: Opposites ($7.95) by Elliot Kreloff is a die-cut board book introducing opposites. (3-6)

Seven Little Teddy Bears ($14.95) by SAMi. This counting, matching and puzzle book includes push-out bears. (4-8)

Who Lives Here? ($12.95) by Tanya Roitman. A mouse welcomes animals into his tall house. (4-8)

ABC Doctor ($15.95) by Liz Murphy makes an alphabetical visit to a doctor's office. (4-8)

Messy Bessie: Where's My Homework? ($12.95) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Roger De Muth. A messy mouse tries to get ready for school. (4-8)

The Miracles of Passover ($15.95) by Josh Hanft, illus. by Seymour Chwast, tells the Passover story and describes modern celebrations. (4-8)

Travels with Charlie: Down South ($15.95) by Miles Backer, illus. by Chuck Nitzberg, is a search-and-find book about the South. (6-12)

Doodles to Go ($12.95) by Deborah Zemke. This doodle how-to includes tear-out pages and a pen. (8-12)


Early Experiences adds Does a Camel Cook?by Fred Ehrlich, illus. by Emily Bolam ($13.50, paper $5.95, 3-6). And You Can't... presents You Can't Lay an Egg if You're an Elephantby Ehrlich, illus. by Amanda Haley ($15.95, 5-8).


(Perseus, dist.)

Dogs for Kids! Everything You Need to Know About Dogs ($16.95) by Kristin Mehus-Roe is a reference for young dog owners. (8-13)


Turtles & Tortoises ($9.95) by Russ Case compiles facts about these species. (8-13)


Little Mouse's Happy Birthday ($16.95) by Jeanne Modesitt, illus. by Robin Spowart. A mouse wants to make her birthday happy for her entire family. (2-5)

Piggy Wiglet ($16.95) by David Harrison, illus. by Karen Stormer Brooks. Piggy Wiglet has some fun after escaping from his pen. (2-6)

Baby Can ($15.95) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Maxie Chambliss. After his new baby brother arrives, Brendan wants to make sure his parents haven't forgotten him. (4-6)

Cool Bopper's Choppers ($16.95) by Linda Oatman High, illus. by John O'Brien. Cool Bopper loses his false teeth in a jazz club. (5-8)

Papi's Gift ($16.95) by Karen Stanton, illus. by René King Moreno. Graciela finds a way to overcome her disappointment when Papi's promised present fails to arrive. (5-8)

Remembering Grandpa ($16.95) by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Layne Johnson. Daysha has happy memories of his late Grandpa. (6-8)

Ten Worlds ($19.95) by Ken Crosswell. This updated edition of this book on the solar system discusses the Pluto controversy. (6-up)

Stargazer's Alphabet ($16.95) by John Farrell examines the night sky. (6-up)

Caring for Cheetahs ($16.95) by Rosanna Hansen. Photos illustrate this chronicle of the author's experience at a nature reserve in Namibia. (9-12)

Steamboats: The Story of Lakers, Ferries, and Majestic Paddle-Wheelers ($19.95) by Karl Zimmerman focuses on past and present steamboats. (9-12)

Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs: 12 New Dinosaur Discoveries... and More Feathers Than Ever (19.95) by Dougal Dixon is an updated edition of this dinosaur tome. (9-up)

Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate ($17.95) by Peter Lourie explains how climbing temperatures are affecting Alaska's Iñupiaq people. (9-up)

Title in SpanishUn amigo de veras maravilloso (A Splended Friend, Indeed) by Suzanne Bloom ($15.95, 2-6).


Strange and Wonderful... offers Penguin's Strange and Wonderful!by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($16.95, 7-10).


Step-by-Step Crafts for Summer ($6.95) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Jennifer Emery, outlines 20 crafts for summertime. (5-up)


By the Sword: A Young Man Meets War ($17.95) by Selene Castrovilla, illus. by Bill Farnsworth. A young schoolteacher enlists in Washington's army during the Revolution. (10-up)

Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer ($18.95) by Gretchen Woelfle is a biography of the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. (10-up)

Booth's Daughter ($17.95) by Raymond Wemmlinger. A girl comes to terms with her family's tragic history. (12-up)


The Boat in the Tree ($17.95) by Tim Wynne-Jones, illus. by John Shelley. The adoption of a little brother triggers a series of fantastical adventures. (2-6)

The Story of Giraffe ($16.95) by Ronald Hermsen, illus. by Guido Pigni. Giraffe searches for a mate to join him on Noah's ark. (2-up)

The Magic Raincoat ($17.95) by Ryan David, illus. by Sibylla Benatova. Emily's new orange raincoat is magical. (3-7)

Honey Badgers ($16.95) by Jamison Odone is the tale of a boy raised by honey badgers. (4-up)

Runaround ($16.95) by Helen Hemphill. Everything Sassy thinks she knows about love she learned from True Confessionsmagazine. (10-up)

One Whole and Perfect Day ($16.95) by Judith Clarke. Lily, who comes from an odd family, wishes she were more like everyone else. (12-up)

The Wolf ($17.95) by Steven Herrick. Jake and Lucy each have a different reason to set out on a hike in the mountains. (12-up)

What Happened ($16.95) by Peter Johnson. A hit-and-run accident threatens the happiness of two teenage brothers. (13-up)


The Wish ($15.95) by Elle Van Lieshout and Erik van Os, illus. by Paula Gerritsen. A woman wishes upon falling stars. (2-up)

A Strange Day ($16.95) by Iris van der Heidi, illus. by Marijke ten Cate. Jack becomes a hero on a very windy day. (2-up)

Monstersong ($15.95) by Mathilde Stein, illus. by Gerdien van der Linden. A mother welcomes the monsters under her son's bed. (2-up)

The Surprise ($15.95) by Sylvia van Ommen. Sheep shears himself, spins yarn from the wool and knits a sweater for a friend. (2-up)


Polar Bear, Arctic Hare: Poems of the Frozen North ($16.95) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes, celebrates Arctic creatures. (4-8)

Bugs: Poems About Creeping Things ($16.95) by David Harrison, illus. by Rob Shepperson, is a poetry collection. (4-8)

Poems in Black & White ($17.95) by Kate Miller compiles verse exploring the world. (6-up)

Tough Boy Sonatas ($19.95) by Curtis Crisler, illus. by Floyd Cooper, collects poems written in the voices of young African-American men. (13-up)


John Barclay Armstrong: Texas Ranger ($14.95) by Judy Alter, illus. by Claudia Wolf, is a biography of this Texas pioneer. (8-14)

Wind Tales: Adventures in Wind Power ($14.95) by Irene Boland and Vanessa Kellogg, illus. by Tamberly Thomas, examines wind power throughout history. (8-14)


Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry ($21.99), collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illus. by Polly Dunbar, rounds up more than 60 poems by A.A. Milne, Langston Hughes, Margaret Wise Brown and others. (up to 5)

The Birthday Box ($15.99) by Leslie Patricelli celebrates the unlimited potential of an empty box. (2-5)

Gator ($15.99) by Randy Cecil. A carousel gator ventures into the real alligator world. (3-5)

Dimity Dumpty: The Story of Humpty's Little Sister ($15.99) by Bob Graham pays tribute to a familiar nursery rhyme. (3-up)

Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene? ($15.99) by Norma Fox Mazer, illus. by Christine Davenier, follows a father-daughter game of hide-and-seek. (3-up)

My Little Grandmother Often Forgets ($16.99) by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Kathryn Brown, reveals the bond between a grandmother and her grandson. (4-6)

Taking a Bath with the Dog: And Other Things That Make Me Happy ($15.99) by Scott Menchin spotlights things that bring the biggest smiles. (4-8)

Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest ($15.99) by John Lechner is a graphic storybook. (6-10)

Remembering Mrs. Rossi ($14.99) by Amy Hest, illus. by Heather Maione. Mementos from her late mother's students help a girl to grieve. (8-12)

When Heaven Fell ($15.99) by Carolyn Marsden. A Vietnamese girl receives a visit from her half-American aunt. (8-12)

Beowulf ($21.99, paper $9.99), adapted and illus. by Gareth Hinds, is a graphic novel adaptation of this tale. (10-up)

On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals ($18.99) by Nikki Giovanni uses spirituals to trace the African-American experience. (11-14)

Shark Girl ($16.99) by Kelly Bingham is a novel incorporating poems, letters, phone conversations and newspaper clippings. (12-up)

Beige ($16.99) by Cecil Castellucci. A girl from Canada visits her father, an aging punk rocker, in L.A. (14-up)

Strays ($16.99) by Ron Koertge centers on a boy learning to run with a new pack. (14-up)

Tamar ($24.99) by Mal Peet is an adventure set in time of war, both past and present. (14-up)

Tantalize ($16.99) by Cynthia Leitich Smith. A deadly love triangle forms in this novel set in a vampire-themed restaurant. (14-up)


Maisy is back in Happy Easter, Maisy!by Lucy Cousins ($4.99, 2-5). Sock Monkey returns in Sock Monkey Rides Againby Cece Bell ($13.99, 4-up). The True Believers Retro Character Collection starts up with The Amazing Spider-Man Pop-Up by Marvel Comics, text by Caroline Repchuk, design and paper engineering by Andy Mansfield ($24.99, 5-up). Encyclopedia Prehistorica concludes with Mega-Beasts by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart ($27.99, 5-up). Solomon Snow stars in Solomon Snow and the Stolen Jewelby Kaye Umansky ($12.99, 7-12). And Stink Moody reappears in Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakersby Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds ($12.99, 7-12).


Jane and the Dragon ($4.99) by Martin Baynton introduces a heroine who would rather joust than sew. (4-up)



Sleepy Sheep welcomes Alphabetical Sleepy Sheep, Colorful Sleepy Sheep, Counting Sleepy Sheepand Shapely Sleepy Sheepby Rory Zuckerman, illus. by Maryn Roos ($7.95 each, boxed set $29.95, 2-5).


Firefighters: Speeding! Spraying! Saving! ($14.99) by Patricia Hubbell, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, introduces firefighters on the go. (3-7)

My Big Rig ($14.99) by Jonathan London, illus. by Viviana Garofoli. A boy imagines himself driving an 18-wheeler. (3-8)

The House Takes a Vacation ($16.99) by Jacqueline Davies, illus. by Lee White. A house takes its own vacation while its family is away. (4-8)

Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise ($14.99) by Alice McGinty, illus. by Nancy Speir. A girl at school misses her mother until she makes a mommy doll. (5-8)

Hooray José! ($14.99) by Michael Garland. A little mouse proves that he has big basketball talent. (5-8)

Perceval: King Arthur's Knight of the Holy Grail ($16.99) by Chretien de Troyes, retold by John Perkins, illus. by Gennady Spirin. The classic story of a knight in King Arthur's court. (8-up)

The Cat Master ($16.99) by Bonnie Pemberton. Two feline brothers fight to rule their species. (10-up)

Throwing Like a Girl ($16.99) by Weezie Kerr Mackey. A girl's life is transformed when she joins a softball team. (12-up)

Born for Adventure ($16.99) by Kathleen Karr. In 19th-century Africa, a boy embarks on a jungle adventure. (12-up)


Simply Sarah stars in Patches and Scratchesby Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Marcy Ramsey ($14.99, 7-10). Emma Dilemma returns in Emma Dilemma and the Two Nanniesby Patricia Hermes ($15.99, 8-11). And The Companion's Quartet begins with Secret of the Sirensby Julia Golding ($16.99, 10-up).


(Biblio, dist.)

The Flown Sky ($19.95) by Matthew Olshan. An ape arrives on an island with plans to kidnap the queen for an evil experiment. (6-12)


Fix It, Sam ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Lori Ries, illus. by Sue Ramá. Sam helps his younger brother build a fort where they can share a book. (2-5)

Deep in the Swamp ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Donna Bateman, illus. by Brian Lies. This song about swamp creatures is set to the melody of "Over in the Meadow." (3-6)

Princess Justina Albertina ($15.95) by Ellen Dee Davidson. A patient nanny tries to find the right pet for a bratty princess. (4-7)

Fiona's Luck ($15.95) by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Kelly Murphy. After leprechauns steal all the luck in Ireland, Fiona tries to retrieve it. (4-8)

Home Now ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Lesley Beake, illus. by Karin Littlewood, is the story of a South African girl orphaned by AIDS. (5-8)

Vinnie and Abraham ($15.95) by Dawn Fitzgerald, illus. by Catherine Stock, tells of the young sculptor who created President Lincoln's memorial statue. (5-8)

Super Swimmers ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Patricia Wynne, profiles mammals that live in the water. (6-9)

Alaska ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Shelley Gill, illus. by Patrick Endres. Photos and verse focus on this state. (7-10)

Rickshaw Girl ($13.95) by Mitali Perkins, illus. by Jamie Hogan. A girl in Bangladesh wants to help her father provide for their family, but her rash behavior further endangers their finances. (7-10)

I Must Go Down to the Beach Again ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Karen Jo Shapiro, illus. by Judy Love, presents parodies of familiar poems. (8-11)

Diary of a Would-be Princess ($15.95) by Jessica Green. A girl who longs to be one of the popular kids finds comfort writing in her journal. (9-12)


Animal Close-Ups issues The Sharkby Renee Le Bloas-Julienne ($6.95, 6-9).


(IPG, dist.)

Organic Crafts: 75 Earth-Friendly Art Activities ($14.95) by Kimberly Monaghan rounds up environmental craft projects. (3-9)

A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More Than 70 Activities ($14.95) by Valerie Petrillo examines Asian-American cultures. (7-9)

A Kid's Guide to African American History: More Than 70 Activities ($14.95) by Nancy Sanders compiles songs, games and activities. (7-9)

Weather Projects for Young Scientists: Experiments and Science Fair Ideas ($14.95) by Mary Kay Carson collects weather-related experiments. (9-12)


(IPG, dist.)


Helping Kids Help: Organizing Successful Charitable Projects ($19.95) by Renée Heiss is a guide to charitable work. (5-up)


Young Cornrows Callin' Out the Moon ($16.95) by Ruth Forman, illus. by Cbabi Bayoc, celebrates African-American culture. (4-8)

Nana's Big Surprise/Nana,¡Qué sorpresa! ($16.95) by Amanda Irma Pérez, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez. A family cheers up their grieving Nana with a gift. (6-up)



Rookie Readers: Counting, Numbers, and Shapes adds four titles ($4.95 each, 5-7) Five books join Rookie Readers: Prepositional Phrases ($4.95 each, 5-7). There are 10 additions to Rookie Readers Español ($4.95 each, 5-7). Rookie Read-About Geography: States issues five volumes ($5.95 each, 6-7). Rookie Read-About Math continues with eight titles ($5.95 each, 6-7). Among the six new Rookie Biographies are Anne Frankby Wil Mara and Michael Jordanby Lisa Wade McCormick ($4.95 each, 6-7). You Wouldn't Want to Be... Ancient Civilization offers four new books ($9.95 each, 7-10). True Books: Animals adds 12 titles; and True Books: Dinosaurs adds six ($6.95 each, 8-10). Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents welcomes six biographies ($7.95 each, 8-9). Undersea Encounters swims on with five titles ($6.95 each, 8-10). High Interest Books: Greatest Sports Heroes debuts with six books ($6.95 each, 9-12). And High Interest Books: High-Tech Military Weapons adds six titles ($6.95 each, 9-12).

Paperback Series

High Interest Books: Stock Car Racing starts up with six books ($6.95 each, 9-12). High Interest Books: Natural Disasters has six additions ($6.95 each, 9-12). And Extraordinary People adds Extraordinary Hispanic Americansby Cesar Alegre and Extraordinary People of the Civil Rights Movementby Sheila and Stephen Hardy ($16.95 each, 11-up).


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea ($6.99, board book $5.99, book and CD $8.99) presents a variation on a familiar song. (2-5)

Don't You Dare, Dragon ($9.99) by Annie Kubler. Dragon ruins the fun for others until she meets some new friends who appreciate her talents. (3-6)

The Flower ($16.99) by John Light. A boy who lives in a gray world opens a book that introduces him to colorful flowers. (3-8)


Just Like Me issues Tucking In, Looking Good, Feeling Greatand On the Go ($6.99 each, up to 2). Baby Breezes offers Float and Flutter, Up and Awayand Dart and Dive ($9.99 each, 6 mos.-3 yrs.). Little Petals presents four new board books ($7.99 each, 1-3). And Metamorphoses releases Egg, Tadpole, Frogand Butterfly ($12.99 each, 6-10).


Animal Exercises ($7.99) by Mandy Ross reveals how animals keep fit and healthy. (2-6)

Paperback Series

Classic Books with Holes presents seven tales packaged with CDs ($5.99 each, 2-6).


Paperback Series

Choose Your Own Adventure Dragonlarks debuts with The Haunted House, Your Very Own Robot, Indian Trailand Caravanby R.A. Montgomery ($5.99 each, 5-8).


Flying Rubberneckers ($12.95) by Mark and Matthew Lore, illus. by Robert Zimmerman, is a card game for air travelers. (All ages)

Andy Warhol's Colors and Counting with Wayne Thiebaud ($6.95 each) by Susan Goldman Rubin. These board books use art to introduce colors and numbers. (up to 4)

Rhinos Who Rescue ($13.95) by Julie Mammano reveals firefighters in action. (2-6)

My A to Z Recipe Box ($16.95) by Hilary Karmilowicz, illus. by Melissa Sweet, serves up 26 recipes. (3-up)

Big Trucks and Diggers Super Sticker Activity Pack ($12.95) includes an activity book, reusable stickers and fold-out play scenes. (3-5)

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere! ($14.95) by Bob Barner provides an introduction to this animal. (3-7)

C Is for Caboose ($14.95) is an ABC book featuring trains. (3-8)

Old Mother Bear ($16.95) by Victoria Miles, illus. by Molly Bang, reveals the life of a mother grizzly bear. (4-8)

A Seed Is Sleepy ($16.95) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Sylvia Long, is a companion to An Egg Is Quiet. (5-10)

Cave Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave ($15.95) by David Harrison explains how secrets buried in a Midwestern hillside helped scientists to understand early life on earth. (7-9)

Paleo Sharks: Survival of the Strangest ($15.95) by Timothy Bradley focuses on these ferocious fish. (8-12)


Classic Illustrated Editions issues Sea Stories, compiled by Cooper Edens ($19.95, all ages). New Finger Puppet Books are Little Bunnyand Little Butterfly ($6.95 each, up to 3); and boxed sets Finger Puppet Friendsand Finger Puppet Playtime ($22.95 each, up to 3). Joining Games for Your Brain are Cool Cars Cardsand Extreme Sports Cardsby Tina Selig ($9.95 each, 5-up). The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Decks introduces Reading ($9.95, 5-7); Math ($9.95, 7-9), United States History & Geography ($9.95, 9-11) and World History & Geography ($9.95, 11-13). Ivy and Bean are back in Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Recordby Annie Barrows, illus. by Sophie Blackall ($14.95, 6-10). And Spot 7 offers Animalsby KidsLabel ($12.95, 6-10).


The Nickelodeon IOU Checkbook ($6.95) contains IOUs for kids to give to their friends. (6-13)

The Nickelodeon Guide to Your Best-Ever School Year ($7.95) offers advice on making the most of one's school experience. (8-12)

Paperback Series

SeeMore Readers by Seymour Simon adds Los planetas alrededor del sol ($3.95, 4-6) and Super Tormentas ($3.95 each, 5-8). Keeker and the Sneaky Pony presents Keeker and the Springtime Surpriseby Hadley Higginson, illus. by Lisa Perrett ($3.95, 5-8). And Hot Dog and Bob return in Hot Dog and Bob and the Dangerously Dizzy Attack of the Hypno Hamstersand Hot Dog and Bob and the Exceptionally Eggy Attack of the Game Gatorsby L. Bob Rovetch, illus. by Dave Whamond ($4.95 each, 6-10).



SmartLab by Jennifer Jacobson presents Grade 1 ($19.99, 6-up); Grade 2 ($19.99, 7-up) and Grade 3 ($19.99, 8-up). And ArtLab offers Clay Studio Wild Animalsby Julia Harrison ($19.99, 6-up); and Fashion Studioby Sara Easterly ($19.99, 8-up).


The Fantastic Journey of Señor Caca/El viaje fantástico de Señor Caca ($14.95) by Angéle Delaunois, illus. by Marie Lafrance. In this bilingual tale, a wolf explains the digestive system. (5-up)The Bee Tree ($17.95) by Stephen Buchmann and Diane Cohn, illus. by Paul Mirocha. Indigenous people of the Malaysia rain forest gather honey from bee nests. (7-up)


Wake Up Engines ($16) by Denise Dowling Mortenson, illus. by Melissa Iwai, is a companion to Good Night Engines. (2-6)

Sam Tells Stories ($12) by Thierry Robberecht, illus. by Philippe Goossens. Eager to impress new friends, Sam tells stories that aren't true. (3-6)

My Mommy Is Magic ($16) by Carl Norac, illus. by Ingrid Godon, is a followup to My Daddy Is a Giant. (3-6)

My Dog Lyle ($16) by Jennifer Goldfinger. To the girl who loves him, Lyle is hardly an ordinary dog. (3-7)

Small Sister ($16) by Jessica Meserve is a tale about sibling rivalry. (3-7)

May I Pet Your Dog? The How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids) ($9.95) by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Jan Ormerod. The author and her dog explain what to do when approaching an unfamiliar pooch. (4-6)

Bunny Lune ($15) by Kae Nishimura. Bunny wants to visit the moon after a friend tells him that Japanese tradition holds that rabbits reside there. (4-7)

The Wonderful Thing About Hiccups ($16) by Cece Meng, illus. by Janet Pederson, is a story involving library books, a hippo and ice cream. (4-7)

A Family for Old Mill Farm ($16) by Shutta Crum, illus. by Niki Daly. A human family and various animals consider moving onto a farm. (5-8)

Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa ($16) by Niki Daly gives this familiar tale a new twist. (5-8)

Delilah D. at the Library ($16) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Rosie Reeve, reveals a lighthearted battle of wills between a girl and a librarian. (5-8)

Giant Sea Reptiles of the Dinosaur Age ($16) by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Laurie Caple, focuses on lesser-known prehistoric beasts. (9-12)

Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah: The Ceremony, the Party, and How the Day Came to Be ($15, paper $5.95) by Bert Metter, illus. by Joan Reilly, examines these Jewish ceremonies. (9-13)

Not Like You ($16) by Deborah Davis. A teen learns to take care of herself, even if it means no longer taking care of her alcoholic mother. (14-up)

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems ($15, paper $5.95) by John Grandits. A teenager offers her opinions about a range of topics in these visual poems. (10-14)

Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story ($16) by Mary Downing Hahn. A mysterious girl turns Ali's lakeside summer vacation into a nightmare. (10-14)

The Wednesday Wars ($16) by Gary D. Schmidt is a novel chronicling a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures during the 1967-1968 school year. (10-14)

Raven ($16) by Dean Whitlock is a companion to Sky Carver. (10-14)

Someone Named Eva ($16) by Joan Wolf. Based on actual events, this novel tells of a girl kidnapped by the Nazis in Czechoslovakia and eventually adopted by the family of a German official. (10-14)

Killing Miss Kitty and Other Sins ($16) by Marion Dane Bauer collects five interrelated stories set in an Illinois town in the 1950s. (11-up)


Tell Me What God Made ($5.99) by Joni Walker is a board book retelling the creation story. (1-up)

Easter Is for Me! ($14.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall explains the meaning of Easter. (4-up)

That Easter Morn ($14.99) by Jean Tisserand presents the hymn "O Sons and Daughters of the King." (4-up)

God Made It for You! ($16.99) by Charles Lehmann ties together the creation and salvation stories. (5-up)


The Easter Story According to Matthew ($6.99), illus. by Donald Kueker, presents this biblical account. (All ages)

You Ask About... Relationships ($9.99) by Tim Pauls offers Bible-based answers to teens' questions about their relationships with others. (13-up)

Paperback Series

Arch Books on CD issues Easter Arch Books on CDand New Testament Arch Books on CD ($7.99 each, 2-up). And Arch Books continues with five titles ($1.99 each, 5-9).


Starring Dexter, a Longwood Cat ($10.50) by Mary Claire Helldorfer, illus. by Kim Harrell, is a tale centering on a cat that lives to be on stage. (2-8)



Vehicles on the Move debuts with Cool Construction Vehiclesby Kelley MacAulay and Bobbie Kalman, Racecars: Start Your Engines!by Molly Aloian and Kalman, Tough Trucksby Kalman and Reagan Miller and Trains on the Tracksby Kathryn Smithyman and Kalman ($25.20 each, paper $8.95, 6-10). Explore the Continents starts up with six books ($25.20 each, paper $8.95, 6-10). Sports Starters begins with four volumes ($25.20 each, paper $6.95, 6-10). Earth's Endangered Animals continues with four titles ($25.20 each, paper $6.95, 6-10). Three books launch Automania! ($25.20 each, paper $8.95, 7-14). Global Warming Alert!by Richard Cheel joins Disaster Alert! ($25.20, paper $8.95, 7-14). How Did That Get Here? issues six titles ($25.20 each, paper $8.95, 7-14). Humans in Space debuts with four volumes by David Jefferis ($25.20 each, paper $8.95, 8-12). In the Footsteps of Explorers gains four biographies ($25.50 each, paper $8.95, 8-14). And Breakthrough Inventions has four additions ($25.20 each, 8-14).


Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes ($7.95). This board book presents rhymes selected from the pages of Babybugmagazine. (up to 5)

Oink-oink and Other Animal Sounds ($17.95), illus. by Jane Conteh-Morgan, introduces animal sounds from around the world. (up to 5)

Ladybug, Ladybug and Other Favorite Poems ($17.95) compiles poems from the pages of Ladybugmagazine. (2-6)

I Hate Books! ($16.95) by Kate Walker, illus. by David Cox. Everyone steps in to help teach a boy how to read. (7-9)

Stargazing with Jack Horkheimer ($19.95) by Stephen James O'Meara, illus. by Rich Harrington, explores the lore and science of the planets and constellations. (9-up)


Robert reappears in Robert and the Happy Endingsby Barbara Seuling, illus. by Paul Brewer ($16.95, 7-9). Children of the Ancient World adds If I Were a Kid in Ancient China, If I Were a Kid in Ancient Egypt, If I Were a Kid in Ancient Greeceand If I Were a Kid in Ancient Romeby Cobblestone Publishing ($17.95 each, 7-9). And Dare to Be Scared offers Triple Dare to Be Scaredby Robert D. San Souci, illus. by David Ouimet ($16.95, 9-up).