(NBN, dist.)

A Kiss Goodbye($16.95) by Audrey Penn, illus. by Barbara Gibson. Chester the raccoon, introduced in The Kissing Hand , has to move. (3-8)

Beauty Day($15.95) by Judith Caseley. Rosie spends a day at her grandmother's hair salon in this reworking of In Style with Grandma Antoinette. (3-8)

Blackbeard and the Sandstone Pillar($15.99) by Audrey Penn is a sequel to Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove . (8-13)


(Consortium, dist.)

To Market! To Market!($16.95) by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. by Emanuele Scanziani. An Indian girl goes to market with a pocketful of change. (4-up)



Martha Mary Overstreet, M.D.($11.95) by Mary Penson. A young woman in 19th-century Texas overcomes obstacles to become a physician. (9-12)


All Things Bright and Beautiful($7.95), illus. by Helen Lanzrein, is a board-book collection of prayers and verses. (2-5)

Love Is a Handful of Honey($7.95) by Giles Andreae, illus. by Vanessa Cabban. This board book follows a day in the life of Little Bear and his friends. (2-5)

Dora's Eggs($6.95) by Julie Sykes, illus. by Jane Chapman. In this board book, a hen is proud of her new eggs. (2-5)

Smiley Shark($6.95) by Ruth Galloway is a board-book tale about a lonely shark that saves the day. (2-5)

108th Sheep($15.95) by Ayano Imai. Why doesn't the number 108 appear when sleepless Emma is counting sheep? (3-7)

By the Light of the Moon($15.95) by Sheridan Cain, illus. by Gaby Hansen. Mother Mouse searches for a safe place for her baby to sleep. (3-7)

Tickly Octopus($15.95) by Ruth Galloway. Octopus learns that he has many other talents besides tickling. (3-7)

The Very Greedy Bee($15.95) by Steve Smallman, illus. by Jack Tickle. A greedy bee learns to share. (3-7)


Our Friendship Rules($16.95) by Peggy Moss and Dee Dee Tardif, illus. by Alissa Imre Geis. Will the new girl at school come between best friends? (7-12)

Opening Day($16.95) by Susan Bartlett, illus. by Luanne Wrenn. On the first day of hunting season, the friendship of two boys is tested. (8-12)


(HarperCollins, dist.)


Meet the Robinsons($5.99) by William Joyce. An adaptation of this film. (All ages)

Paperback Series

Avatarcontinues with Vol. 4 and Vol. 5 by Bryan Kanietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino ($7.99 each, all ages).


Paperback Series

Avalon High: Coronationbegins with The Merlin Prophesy by Meg Cabot, illus. by Jinky Coronado ($7.99, 13-up).


(HarperCollins, dist.)


Bizenghast: Falling into Fear($14.99) by M. Alice LeGrow is a limited edition art book. (13-up)

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Kingdom Hearts IIreleases Vol 1 and Chain of Memories by Shiro Amano ($9.99 each, all ages). Kilala Princessappears in Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Rika Tanaka, illus. by Nao Kodaka ($5.99 each, all ages). Zapt!offers Vol. 2 by Shannon Denton and Keith Giffen, illus. by Armand Villavert Jr. ($5.99, all ages). Kat & Mousereleases Vol. 2 by Alex De Campi, illus. by Frederica Manfredi ($5.99, all ages). Princess Aistars in Ai-Land Collection by D.J. Milky, illus. by Misaho Kujiradou ($19.99, 13-up); and Roses & Tattoos by Kujiradou ($14.99, 13-up). My Dead Girlfrienddebuts with Vol. 1 by Eric Wight ($9.99, 13-up). Fruits Basketcontinues with Vol. 16 by Natsuki Takaya ($9.99, 13-up). Warcraftreleases Vol. 3 by Richard Knaak, illus. by Kim Jae-Hwan ($9.99, 13-up). Hibiki's Magicbegins with Vol. 1 by Jun Maeda and Rei Idumi ($9.99, 13-up). Divaliciousintroduces Vol. 1 by T. Campbell, illus. by Amy Mebberson ($9.99, 13-up). Grand Theft Galaxypresents Vol. 1 by Tricia Riley Hale, illus. by Jim Jimenez ($9.99, 13-up). And Pantheon Highissues Vol. 1 by Paul Benjamin, illus. by Steven Cummings ($9.99, 16-up).


(HarperCollins, dist.)

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Kung Fu Klutz and Karate Cooldebuts with Vol. 1 by D.J. Milky, illus. by Erich Owen and Mark Seidenberg ($4.99, all ages). The Grosse Adventuresoffers Stinky & Stan Blast Off! by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Mike Norton ($4.99, all ages). And Agent Boo returns in Vol. 2 by Alex de Campi, illus. by Edo Fuijkschot ($4.99, all ages).


(HarperCollins, dist.)


Chibi Vampirereleases The Novel by Tohru Kai, illus. by Yuna Kagesaki ($7.99, 13-up). And .hack// presents Another Birth by Kazunori Ito, illus. by Miu Kawasaki ($7.99, 13-up).


(HarperCollins, dist.)


The Twelve Kingdomslaunches with Sea of Shadow by Fuyumi Ono ($16.99, 13-up).

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Trinity Blood-Rage Against the Moonsdebuts with From the Empire by Sunao Yoshida, illus. by Thores Shibamoto ($7.99, 13-up). Alex Unlimitedstarts up with The Vosarak Code by Dan Jolley ($7.99, 13-up). Calling Youdebuts with Vol. 1 by Otsu Ichi ($7.99, 13-up). Chain Maillaunches with Addicted to You by Hiroshi Ishizaki ($7.99, 13-up). Kino no Tabiadds Where Nothing Is Written and House of Dolls by Keichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi ($7.99 each, 13-up). Witches Forestoffers The Adventures of Duan Surk by Mishio Fukazawa and Takao Otokita ($10.99, 13-up). And Scrapped Princesspresents Song of the Forgiven and Requiem for the Infidels by Ichiro Sakaki ($7.99 each, 13-up).


Fantasms($17.95) by Len Bailey is a sequel to The Clabbernappers . (10-up)

True Talents ($17.95) by David Lubaris a follow-up to Hidden Talents . (10-up)

Dreamquest($17.95) by Brent Hartinger. Julie discovers that a studio is producing the bad dreams she has every night. (10-up)


The Lost Journals of Ven Polyphemecontinues with The Thief Queen's Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon, illus. by Janson Chan ($17.95, 10-up).



Dragonbackby Timothy Zahn adds Dragon and Judge ($17.95, 10-up).


Farseed($17.95) by Pamela Sargent is a sequel to Earthseed . (13-up)

They Came from Below($17.95) by Blake Nelson. The boys two girls meet on vacation are actually ecologically minded aliens on a mission. (13-up)


(IPG, dist.)

I Want My Present!($9.9) by Tony Ross. A princess searches for her missing gift. (2-4)

It's So Unfair!($15.99) by Pat Thomson, illus. by Jonathan Allen. A cat won't take responsibility for the mayhem it creates. (2-5)

Four Red Apples($15.99) by David McKee is a story celebrating individuality and friendship. (3-5)

Amazing Mr. Zooty!($15.99) by Emma Chichester Clark presents a tale about helping others. (3-6)


Imagine($9.99) by Ruth Brown focuses on opposites. (2-5)

Isabel's Noisy Tummy($6.99) by David McKee tells of a girl with a rumbling tummy. (2-6)

Keeping Quiet($9.99) by Penny Kendal is a mystery about courage and honesty. (12-up)


(IPG, dist.)


New Baby Booksare Little Farm and Little Garden by Lucy Richards and Look at Me! by Joanne Partis ($4.99 each, up to 2); and Ready to Go! by Partis ($4.99, up to 3). Splash and Squirt Booksissues At the Beach and Underwater by Molly Sage ($6.99 each, up to 3).


Ben's Book($8.99) by Nanette Newman, illus. by Georgie Birkett, emphasizes the joys of reading and sharing stories. (2-4)

I Wish...($8.99) by Nick Ward is a bedtime tale about a boy and his teddy. (2-5)

Open Wide!($6.99) by Tom Barber, illus. by Lynne Chapman, is a story featuring a dentist. (3-7)

Thumbelina($9.99), retold by Jane Falloon, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark, presents this classic with watercolor art. (3-7)

Louis and Bobo: We Are Moving($6.99) by Christiane Engel. A boy and his dog move to a new home. (4-7)

The Lady Who Lived in a Car($6.99) by Suzanna Hubbard imparts a message about acceptance. (4-7)

Dragons: Truth, Myth and Legend($9.99) by David Passes, illus. by Wayne Anderson, is an anthology of dragon stories from around the world. (6-up)

Bedtime Stories: Michael Foreman Classics($16.99) by Terry Jones and Nanette Newman, illus. by Michael Foreman, are tales showcasing Foreman's art. (7-10)


(IPG, dist.)


Fantastic Phonesoffers Daddy's Day at Work , Mummy's Big Day Out , Grandad's Busy Day and Grandma Goes to Tea by Greg Cormley ($9.99 each, 1-5).


Marvin Wanted More! Book and CD($13.99) by Joseph Theobald is a tale featuring this sheep. (2-5)

Ellie and Elvis($9.99) by Vivian French, illus. by Michael Terry. Two elephant pals have a misunderstanding after their bananas go missing. (2-5)

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Bloomsbury UK Classicsintroduces six titles ($7.99-$8.99, 11-up).


(IPG, dist.)

A Brush with the Past: 1900-1950($24.99) by Shirley Hughes chronicles the milestones of this era. (10-up)


(IPG, dist.)


Jasmine's Lion($8.99) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, centers on a girl with a big imagination. (3-6)


(IPG, dist.)

Moonbird($15.99) by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Jane Ray, is a fantasy tale about the deaf child of a king and queen. (2-6)


(IPG, dist.)

The Global Garden($19.99) by Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels, paper engineering by Corina Fletcher. This book with wheels, flaps, tabs and pop-ups focuses on plants the earth cannot do without. (4-up)


(IPG, dist.)

Peephole Pirates: All Aboard!and Buried Treasure!($6.99 each) by Joanne Partis are concept board books featuring peepholes. (2-5)

Little Witchand Little Wizard($8.99 each) by Ben Cort are lift-the-flap tales with sound buttons. (2-5)

Tick! Tock! Jungle Clock($9.99) by Thomas Taylor. This board book with a clock with moving hands follows jungle animals through their day. (4-7)


(IPG, dist.)

My Daddy($9.99) by Curtis Jobling. Three girls each thinks her father is the best. (3-6)

Percy the Park Keeper: A Classic Treasury($18.99) by Nick Butterworth compiles stories about Percy and his animal pals. (3-6)

One Snowy Night Gift Set($22.99) by Nick Butterworth packages a copy of this story and a light-up snow globe. (3-6)


Tell Me a Story Before I Go to Bed($9.99) by Sam McBratney, illus. by Sebastien Braun, presents a bedtime story. (2-5)


(IPG, dist.)


The Catnapping Cat($9.99) by Judy Allen, illus. by Philip Giordano. A cat and his witch search for the best bed in the world. (3-5)

A Place for Middle($8.99) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Nick Maland, offers a solution to the problem of feeling left out. (3-5)

I Love My Bed($9.99) by John Prater reveals how beds can be caves, sailing ships or rockets. (3-6)

Wheelie Girl($7.99) by Miriam Ginnings. A girl with wheels for feet discovers all the things she can do. (3-6)

The Three Fishing Brothers Gruff($9.99) by Ben Galbraith is a story with an ecological message. (4-up)

Oscar Wilde Stories for Children($4.99) by Oscar Wilde, illus. by P.J. Lynch, collects six tales. (5-10)

King Arthur and the Round Table($7.99), retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Alan Marks, presents this legend. (8-10)

Charley Feather($9.99) by Kate Pennington relays the adventures of a young apprentice highwayman. (11-up)

The Passion Flower Massacre($7.99) by Nicola Morgan. A teen longs to escape from her overprotective parents and the pain of her brother's death. (12-up)


(IPG, dist.)

I'm So Over Fairies: (Really, I Can't Stand Them)($8.99, paper $5.99) by James and Alice Smith provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the life of fairies. (5-8)


(IPG, dist.)

The Jungle Book($19.95) by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Robert Ingpen, presents this classic novel. (9-12)


(IPG, dist.)


Castles($9.99) by Colin Thompson features castles, puzzles, mazes and hidden pictures. (5-8)


(IPG, dist.)

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Swallowcliffe Hall Trilogyissues House of Secrets , Standing in the Shadows and Shelter from the Storm by Jennie Walters ($9.99 each, 12-up).


Paperback in SpanishPamela la Impaciente y los microbios (Impatient Pamela Learns About Germs)by Sarah Overland, illus. by Aaron Conway ($7.95, 4-8).


Mama's Milk($12.95) by Michael Elsohn Ross, illus. by Ashley Wolff, reveals humans and animals breastfeeding. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)

Adventures of Cow, Too($12.95) by Cow as told to Lori Korchek, photos by Marshall Taylor, is a follows-up to Adventures of Cow . (3-6)

Just the Right Perfect Present($14.95) by Frances Kennedy, illus. by Sheila Aldridge, revisits the characters from The Pickle Patch Bathtub . (5-7)

Rough, Tough Charley($15.95) by Verla Kay, illus. by Adam Gustavson, profiles stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, a woman who disguised herself as a man. (6-8)

Title in SpanishMi enemiga secreta (My Secret Bully)by Trudy Ludwig, trans. by Aurora Hernández, illus. by Abigail Marble ($15.95, 5-8)


Urban Babiesadds Beach Babies Wear Shades by Michelle Sinclair Colman, illus. by Nathalie Dion ($6.95, 1-3).



Smithsonian Alphabet Books introduces Alphabet of Bears by Barbie Schwaeber and Alphabet of Ocean Animals by Laura Gates Galvin ($15.95, 3-7). American Favorites welcomes She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain and Home on the Range ($14.95, 3-8); Smithsonian Prehistoric Pals adds Ankylosaurus Fights Back by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Adrian Chesterman ($14.95 with CD, $9.95 paper with toy, $8.95 paper with CD, $6.95 paper, 3-8) and Princess: A Lucky Kitten by Barbie Schwaeber, illus. by Catherine Huerta joins Pet Tales.



Travel Packs adds Finding Nemo: Learning Fun and Elmo's World: Learning with Animals by Laura Gates Galvin ($12.99 each, 2-5). Carry-a-Tune debuts with Disney Princess ABCs and 123s , Sesame Street: My First Trip to the Farm , Mother Goose: Lullabies and Mother Goose: Wheels on the Bus ($4.99 each, 3-up). Learn & Carry welcomes Disney's Little Einsteins: Explore with the Little Einsteins , Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Time to Learn! And Sesame Street: Celebrate School by Laura Gates Galvin ($14.99 each, 3-up). Zip and Carry offers Disney Marie: A Is for Adorable , Disney Bunnies: Take-with-Me Counting , Disney Princess: Take-with-Me Alphabet and Sesame Street: Counting All Around by Laura Gates Galvin ($12.99 each, 3-up).


Wanda and the Frogs($18.95) by Barbara Azore, illus. by Georgia Graham, is a sequel to Wanda and the Wild Hair . (4-7)

Ten Old Men and a Mouse($18.95) by Gary Clement tells how one mouse changed the lives of 10 men. (4-7)

In My Backyard ($18.95) by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Ron Broda, celebrates nature and backyard animals. (4-8)Lily and the Mixed-Up Letters($18.95) by Deborah Hodge, illus. by France Brassard, centers on a girl's struggle to learn to read. (6-8)

Once Upon a Full Moon ($19.95) by Elizabeth Quan. This tale about a family's travels reveals that home is a state of mind. (6-8)Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy($19.95) by Ann Love and Jane Drake, illus. by Claudia Dávila, serves up a history of sweets. (9-12)

The World of Penguins($18.95) by Evelyne Daigle, illus. by Daniel Grenier, examines these animals. (9-up)


Directed by Kaspar Snit($9.95) by Cary Fagan is a sequel to The Fortress of Kaspar Snit . (8-12).

SOS: Stories of Survival, True Tales of Disaster, Tragedy and Courage($12.95) by Ed Butts relays how young people survived natural disasters. (11-up)

Paperback Series

Easy-To-Read Spooky Talesdebuts with Don't Open the Door! , Don't Go into the Forest! , Don't Go Near the Water! , Don't Go in There! and Don't Walk Alone at Night! by Veronika Martenova Charles, illus. by David Parkins ($5.95 each, 5-7). And True Horse Storieskicks off with Little Squire: The Jumping Pony and Miskeen: The Dancing Horse by Judy Andrekson, illus. by Parkins ($7.95 each, 8-11).


(IPG, dist.)

The Dinosaur Tunnel Book($14.95) by Joan Sommers, illus. by John Sibbick, provides a 3-D view of the creatures of the Cretaceous period. (8-up)

The Rainbow Bird Tunnel Book (El pájaro del arco iris: un libro túnel)($14.95), retold by Joan Sommers, trans. by Valerie Shull, illus. by Eleanor Spiess Ferris. This bilingual, accordion-style book presents a Latin-American folktale. (8-up)


Hearts and Starsand Spots and Dots($5.95 each) by Chez Picthall use high-contrast images to provide visual stimulation. (up to 1)

You Can Write a Story($16.95) by Lisa Bullard, illus. by Deborah Haley Melmon, offers writing tips. (6-9)

Dirty Rotten Bugs?($14.95) by Gilles Bonotaux presents facts from a bug's perspective. (8-11)


My Very First Look at... addsOpposites and Words by Christiane Gunzi ($6.95 each, 1-4). Freaky Factsintroduces Freaky Facts About Spiders by Christine Morley ($13.95, 8-11). And Picture That!continues with Battles and Weapons by Caroline Chapman ($19.95, 8-up).



Jesus in Your Backpack: A Teen's Guide to Spiritual Wisdom($12.95) by William Grimbol. A pastor pens a guide to Jesus' teachings. (12-up)


The First Tortilla($16.95) by Rudolfo Anaya, illus. by Amy Córdova, is based on a traditional Mexican tale about the origins of corn's cultivation. (All ages)

The Shaman and the Water Serpent($16.95) by Jennifer Owings Dewey, illus. by Benton Yazzie, reveals the lives of ancient Puebloan people. (9-up)


(PGW, dist.)


Barnyard Sports Squadstarts up with Gracie Goat's Big Bike Race by Erin Mirabella, illus. by Lisa Horstman ($15.95, 5-8).


Dragon Dancing($16.99) by Carole Lexa Schaefer, illus. by Pierr Morgan. Preschoolers create a Chinese New Year dragon. (3-up)

Lissy's Friends($15.99) by Grace Lin. A new girl at school makes origami friends. (3-up)

Thank You Bear($15.99) by Greg Foley. Mouse loves the box Bear gives him. (3-up)

Follow the Line Through the House($16.99) by Laura Ljungkvist prompts readers to count, identify colors and find matching elements. (4-up)

My Father's House($16.99) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Raúl Colón, pays tribute to earth's creator. (4-up)

Ready, Set, Skip!($15.99) by Jane O'Connor, illus. by Ann James. With the help of a hint from her mother, a girl learns to skip. (4-up)

A Nickel, a Trolley, a Treasure Horse($16.99) by Sharon Reiss Baker, illus. by Beth Peck. A boy from Manhattan's Lower East Side rides a streetcar to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (5-up)

Campy: The Story of Roy Campanella($15.99) by David A. Adler, illus. by Gordon James, profiles this African-American baseball catcher who went on to become a coach after an accident left him a quadriplegic. (6-up)

Violet Bing and the Grand House($14.99) by Jennifer Paros. With the help of a dog and a new friend, an ornery girl has fun while visiting the Grand House. (7-up)

Bird Springs($14.99) by Carolyn Marsden. After his family leaves the Navajo reservation and moves to a motel, Gregory meets a generous friend. (8-up)

The Last Girls of Pompeii ($15.95) by Kathryn Lasky. When Mt. Vesuvius erupts, two very different girls learn the true meaning of freedom. (10-up)Louisiana's Song($16.99) by Kerry Madden. This follow-up to Gentle's Holler is set in Appalachia in 1963. (10-up)

An Inconvenient Truth($23, paper $16) by Al Gore, adapts this book on global warming. (11-up)

Converting Kate($16.99) by Beckie Weinheimer. Coping with her father's death and her mother's unquestioning beliefs, Kate finds there is a difference between religion and faith. (12-up)

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales($19.99), ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, illus. by Charles Vess, compiles stories of tricksters. (12-up)

Epic($17.95) by Conor Kostick. Erik dares to subvert the rules of the fantasy computer came that governs society. (12-up)

Girl of the Moment($16.99) by Lizabeth Zindel centers on a girl who interns for a Hollywood teen starlet. (12-up)

Red Moon at Sharpsburg($16.99) by Rosemary Wells. The Civil War threatens to destroy a Virginia girl's family and home. (12-up)

Rucker Park Setup($15.99) by Paul Volponi. On the day two best friends expect to win a long-awaited basketball tournament, one of them is killed. (12-up)

The Silver Cup($16.99) by Constance Leeds tells of the friendship between a German teen and an orphaned Jewish girl in 1095. (12-up)

Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age($18.99), ed. by Ariel Schrag, collects illustrated tales about middle-school kids. (12-up)

TWOC($16.99) by Graham Joyce. Matt decides to reconstruct the events of the day his brother was killed in an accident. (12-up)

Twisted($16.99) by Laurie Halse Anderson. With his new physique, a high-school senior no longer fades into the background. (14-up)

The Rules for Hearts($16.99) by Sara Ryan is a follow-up to Empress of the World . (14-up)


Corduroy Board Booksadds Corduroy's Fourth of July , based on characters created by Don Freeman, illus. by Lisa McCue ($5.99, infant-up). Corduroy Lift-the-Flapsissues Corduroy's Sleepover , based on characters created by Freeman, written by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by McCue ($11.99, 2-up). Froggyreturns in Froggy Plays T-Ball by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($15.99, 2-up). Max and Rubystar in Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells ($15.99, 2-up). Angelina Ballerinais back in Angelina at the Fair by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig ($12.99, 3-up). David A. Adler's Bonescontinues with Bones and the Birthday Mystery , illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($13.99, 5-up). And joining Cork and Fuzzis Good Sports by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue ($13.99, 5-up).

Young Cam Jansenreturns in Young Cam Jansen and the Lions' Lunch Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Susanna Natti ($13.99, 5-up). Adler's Cam Jansenreleases Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries: A Super Special , illus. by Joy Allen ($14.99, 7-up). Emmawelcomes Best Friend Emma by Sally Warner, illus. by Jamie Harper ($14.99, 7-up). Horrible Harryreappears in Horrible Harry Cracks the Code by Suzy Kline, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz ($13.99, 7-up). Hank the Cowdogis back in The Case of the Booby-Trapped Pickup by John R. Erickson, illus. by Gerald L. Holmes ($15.99, 8-up). Rich Wallace's Winning Seasontosses out Curveball ($14.99, 9-up). Up Closewelcomes Elvis Presley by Wilborn Hampton, Johnny Cash by Anne Neimark, Oprah Winfrey by Ilene Cooper, Rachel Carson by Ellen Levine and Robert F. Kennedy by Marc Aronson ($15.99 each, 11-up). And The Mark of Solomondebuts with The Lion Hunter by Elizabeth Wein ($16.99, 12-up).


Woof's Bathtimeand Woof's Bedtime($5.95 each) by Caroline Jane Church are touch-and-feel books. (up to 3)

Tractor Day($16.95) by Candice F. Ransom, illus. by Laura Bryant. A girl spends the day with her father on his tractor. (3-5)

Why Do I Have to Eat Off the Floor?($15.95) by Chris Hornsey, illus. by Gwynn Perkins, introduces a dog who thinks he's more human than canine. (3-7)

Millie Waits for the Mail ($16.95) by Alexander Steffensmeier. A cow must learn to break a bad habit. (4-7)

Dad's Bald Head($15.95) by Paul Many, illus. by Kevin O'Malley, offers a take on baldness. (4-7)

Little Louie Takes Off($16.95) by Toby Morison is a tale about friendship, family and learning to fly. (4-7)

You're a Grand Old Flag($16.95) by George M. Cohan, illus. by Warren Kimble. Folk paintings accompany this song. (5-8)

Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive($16.95) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Eric Velasquez, profiles this African-American Olympic athlete. (6-11)

The Mutiny on the Bounty($17.95) by Patrick O'Brien retells this seafaring adventure. (6-11)

Pocahontas: Princess of the New World($16.95) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by David Diaz, offers a portrait of this courageous woman. (6-11)

Freaky Stuff($16.95) by Richard Tulloch, illus. by Shane Nagle, is a sequel to Weird Stuff . (8-12)

Pass It Down: Five Picture Book Families Make Their Mark($19.95) by Leonard S. Marcus examines five families of picture-book creators. (8-12)

Being Caribou($17.95) by Karsten Heuer follows caribou on their 1,000-mile migration through the Arctic wilderness. (8-12)

I.Q. Gets Fit($15.95) by Mary Ann Fraser. I.Q. is determined to win an award during his school's fitness challenge. (8-12)

Jack Jones and the Pirate Curse($15.95) by Judith Rossell presents a swashbuckling adventure. (8-12)

The Girlfriend Project($15.95) by Robin Friedman is a novel about figuring out what teens want out of relationships. (12-up)


The de Granville Trilogyissues Blaze of Silver by K.M. Grant ($16.95, 10-up).


Bathtime Fun! With Peter Rabbit and Friends($3.99) by Beatrix Potter is a bathtime book. (infant-up)

Sleep Tight, Peter Rabbit($12.99) by Beatrix Potter is a bedtime tale packaged with a night light. (3-up)

Selected Tales from Beatrix Potterand Treasured Tales from Beatrix Potter($7.99 each) by Beatrix Potter are story collections with padded covers. (3-up)

Flower Fairies Magical Moonlight Feast($14.99) by Cicely Mary Barker includes a pop-up scene with lights. (3-up)

Fairy Whispers($12.99) by Cicely Mary Barker. When they hold a ball, Flower Fairies forget the guest of honor. (3-up)

Peter Rabbit Says($8.99) by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit and pals play a familiar game. (3-up)

Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kittenand Mr. Jeremy Fisher($3.99 each) by Beatrix Potter are small shaped board books. (3-up)


The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck: A Sticker Story Book($5.99) by Beatrix Potter includes three pages of stickers. (3-up)

Paperback Series

New Flower Fairies Chapter Booksare Buttercup and the Fairy Gold , Almond Blossom's Mystery , Strawberry's New Friend and Candytuft's Enchanting Treats by Cicely Mary Barker ($3.99 each, 7-up).



Art Encountersadds Deep in the Mountains: An Encounter with Zhu Qizhan by Terrence Cheng ($16.95, 10-15); and World Behind the Door: An Encounter with Salvador Dali by Mike Resnick ($16.95, 12-17).


Kids Draw Manga Monsters($11.95) by Christopher Hart provides drawing tips. (8-12)

Acting A to Z: The Young Person's Guide to a Stage or Screen Career, Rev. Second Ed.($16.95) by Katherine Mayfield is a guide to professional acting. (10-17)

InJEANious: 52 Ways to DIY Your Denim($14.95) by Lauren Greene presents fashion projects. (12-up)

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The Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide to...series adds Embarrassing Moments: How to Survive Life's Cringe-Worthy Situations and Boys: From Getting Them to Getting Over Them by Jessica Blatt, illus. by Cynthia Frenette ($8.95 each, 12-15).



Does Everyone Have ADHD?: A Teen's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment($17.95) by Christine Petersen examines this condition. (14-18)

On the Rocks: Teens and Alcohol($17.95) by David Aretha addresses the issue of teenagers who drink. (12-18)

When the Mirror Lies: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Other Eater Disorders($17.95) by Tamra Orr discusses these problems. (14-18)

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24/7: Science Behind the Scenesadds 10 titles, including Guilty by a Hair! by Anna Prokos, Killer at Large by D.B. Beres and Shot and Framed by Diane Webber ($7.95 each, 8-13). Great Life Stories: Political Figureswelcomes Condoleezza Rice: American's Leading Stateswoman, Rev. Ed. by Christin Ditchfield ($16.95, 11-13). Joining Great Life Stories: Social Leadersare Al Sharpton: Community Activist by Jay Mallin, Eleanor Roosevelt: Activist for Social Change by Allison Lassieur and Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI: Keepers of the Faith by Susan Provost Beller ($16.95 each, 11-13). And Scholastic Choicesreleases Beating Depression by Faye Zucker and Joan Huebl, Bouncing Back by Jami Jones, Facing Competition by Tish Davidson and Surviving Divorce by Trudi Strain Trueit ($8.95 each, 12-18).



Lili's Gift: A Civil War Healer's Story($8.95) by Phyllis Hall Haislip. During the Civil War, a girl comes to terms with her power to heal. (9-13)

Hope in New York City: The Continuing Story of the Irish Dresser($7.95) by Cynthia Neale continues the saga of Nora McCabe and her family. (9-13)

Drumbeat: The Story of a Civil War Drummer Boy($12.95) by Robert J. Trout. When his best friend is injured, Caleb takes his place as drummer boy. (9-13)

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Young Heroes of Historypresents Breaking the Rules by Alan Kay ($7.95, 9-13).


(Rizzoli, dist.)


Alex & Pennystar in Alex & Penny Ballooning Over Italy and Alex & Penny in Egypt by Giada Francia ($14.95 each, 7-10).


My Heart Is a Magic House($15.95) by Julie Jacobs, illus. by Bernadette Pons. A squirrel's mother assures her that there is room in her heart for both her and a new baby. (3-6)

Spring Things($16.95) by Bob Raczka, illus. by Judy Stead, rounds up rhymes celebrating spring. (3-6)

The Best of Both Nests($15.95) by Jane Clarke, illus. by Anne Kennedy, is a tale aimed at youngsters dealing with their parents' separation. (4-6)

Celebrate! It's Cinco de Mayo!/¡Celebremos! ¡Es el Cinco de Mayo!($16.95, paper $6.95) by Janice Levy, trans. by Miguel Arisa, illus. by Loretta Lopez, is a bilingual story focusing on this holiday. (4-7)

Little Rooster's Diamond Button($16.95) by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Will Terry, retells a folktale about a rooster with a magic stomach. (4-7)

A Father's Day Thank You($15.95) by Janet Nolan, illus. by Kathi Ember. Can a boy find the perfect gift for his father? (5-7)

The Rich Man and the Parrot($16.95) by Suzan Nadimi, illus. by Ande Cook, is a retelling of a Persian tale by Rumi. (5-8)

Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale($16.95) by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Diane Greenseid, offers a spin on "Jack and the Beanstalk." (5-8)

Not in Room 204($15.95) by Shannon Riggs, illus. by Jaime Zollars. A teacher tells her class to talk to an adult if they are being sexually abused. (6-9)

Morris and Buddy: The Story of the First Seeing Eye Dog($15.95) by Becky Hall, illus. by Doris Ettlinger, tells the true story of this guide dog. (7-10)

A Piece of the Sky($15.95) by David Patneaude. Friends must find a legendary meteor in the Oregon mountains before it is exploited. (10-13)


The Way I Act Booksadds Makayla Cares About Others by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Nancy Cote ($15.95, 5-8). And The Boxcar Children Mysteriescontinues with The Secret of the Mask and The Seattle Puzzle , characters created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ($14.95 each, paper $4.50, 7-12).


Bath Time!($7.95) by Sandra Boynton. This waterproof book about a pig features an embedded squeaker. (1-4)


BrainQuest Readingpresents First Grade , Second Grade and Third Grade by Bonnie Dill ($10.95 each, 5-9). And LittleMissMatchedoffers LittleMissMatched's Pajama Party in a Box and LittleMissMatched's Marvelous & Fabulous Me Quiz Box ($15.95 each, 8-12).


Camp Out!($10.95) by Lynn Brunelle includes recipes, games, stories and crafts. (7-10)


The World Almanac for Kids 2008($21.99, paper $12.99) includes expanded Internet connections and a new Spanish-English chapter. (8-13)


(B&T, dist.)


The Call to Shakabaz ($15.50) by Amy Wachspress is a fantasy that demonstrates the principles of nonviolence. (9-up)


Noah & the Mighty Ark($9.99) by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Santiago Cohen. A tiny gnat and a big bear join Noah on the ark. (up to 6)

One Lost Sheep($9.99) by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Santiago Cohen. A shepherd will not stop searching until he finds his lost sheep. (up to 6)

Jesus Storybook Bible($16.99) by Sally Lloyd Jones, illus. by Jago, compiles biblical tales. (4-8)

I Will Rejoice($14.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Amy June Bates. Based on a psalm, this tale encourages children to rejoice in the day's activities. (4-8)

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New Faithgirlz!titles are Everybody Tells Me to Be Myself but I Don't Know Who I Am and Beauty Lab by Nancy Rue ($7.99 each, 8-12). And Surfer Girlspresents Ask Bethany and Rise Above by Bethany Hamilton with Doris Rikkers ($9.99 each, 8-12); and Burned , Clash , Crunch and Storm by Rick Bundschuh ($6.99 each, 8-12).