A Shout in the Sunshine ($9.95) by Mara Cohen Ioannides portrays the friendship between two Jewish boys in 15th-century Greece. (10-up)


My Cat Copies Me ($15.95) by Yoon-duck Kwon. A shy girl and her cat explore the world. (2-6)

Who's Hiding? ($14.95) by Saturo Onishi is a seek-and-find tale. (2-6)

Fix-it Duck ($7.99) by Jez Alborough is a board book starring a handy duck. (2-6)

The Zoo ($15.95) by Suzy Lee. A trip to the zoo becomes a magical adventure. (2-7)

The Story of Cherry the Pig ($15.95) by Utako Yamada. Cherry enters a bake-off and learns a lesson in believing in herself. (4-8)

New Clothes for New Year's Day ($15.95) by Hyun-Joo Bae. A Korean girl prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (4-8)

And What Comes After a Thousand? ($15.95) by Anette Bley is a story of love, friendship, life and death. (6-10)

Paperbacks in SpanishGuji Guji by Shih-Yuan Chen, Lo que Eduardo sabe hacer by Wilfried Gebhard and Marta y la bicicleta by Germano Zullo ($7.95 each, 2-6); and Pescadito by Sanne te Loo ($7.95, 3-8).

Paperback Series

Jack Russell: Dog Detective is back in The Lying Postman and The Mugged Pug by Darrel and Sally Odgers ($4.95 each, 7-11).


Ten Good Rules: A Counting Book ($15.95, paper $7.95) by Susan Remick Topek, photos by Tod Cohen, introduces the Ten Commandments. (3-6)

Mendel's Accordion ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Heidi Smith Hyde, illus. by Johanna van der Sterre. An Old Country Klezmer musician comes to America. (5-9)

Passover Around the World ($15.95) by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illus. by Elizabeth Wolf, shares stories about Passover customs in various countries. (8-10)

All-Star Season ($15.95) by T.S. Yavin tells of two Jewish baseball-loving brothers during a difficult season. (10-up)

The Secret of Priest's Grotto ($18.95, paper $8.95) by Peter Lane Taylor and Christos Nicola is the true story of a family of Ukrainian Jews that survives the Holocaust by hiding in secret caves. (10-up)

Paperback Series

Sammy Spider returns in Sammy Spider's First Haggadah by Sylvia Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn ($5.95, 3-8).


Paperback Series

Drama High continues with Second Chance and Jayd's Legacy by L. Divine ($9.95 each, 12-up). Del Rio Bay Clique debuts with So Not the Drama by Paula Chase ($9.95, 12-up). And Boy Shopping launches with Boy Shopping and Like This and Like That by Nia Stephens ($9.95 each, 12-up).


(IPG, dist.)

Paperback Series

Incredible Journey Books by Connie Lee Berry starts up with The Criminal in the Caymans and Treasure in Tahiti ($3.99 each, 5-10).


Bella and the Bunny ($14.95) by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Kate Endle. What happens when Bella loses her classroom bunny and handmade sweater? (2-5)

Goodnight, Sweet Pig ($16.95) by Linda Bailey, illus. by José Masse, is a bedtime counting story. (2-5)

The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons) ($15.95, paper $6.95) by Jean Pendziwol, illus. by Martine Gourbault. There's a round-table discussion at Camp Camelot after a knight bullies a princess. (3-7)

A Sea-Wishing Day ($15.95) by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton. A young skipper sails the high seas in the backyard. (3-8)

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend ($14.95) by Mélanie Watt. Scaredy looks for the perfect non-scary friend. (4-8)

Gravity Buster: Journal #2 of a Cardboard Genius ($14.95, paper $5.95) by Frank Asch. Alex is determined to rebuild his cardboard spaceship. (7-10)

Sea Monsters ($14.95, paper $7.95) by Stephen Cumbaa, illus. by Margot Thompson, examines sea monsters past and present. (7-10)

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth ($17.95) by Rochelle Strauss, illus. by Rosemary Woods, examines the world's water. (8-up)

Factory Girl ($18.95) by Barbara Greenwood. A girl must support her family by working in a factory more than 100 years ago. (9-14)

Strike a Pose: The Planet Girl Guide to Yoga ($12.95) by Karen Birkemoe, illus. by Heather Collett, outlines yoga poses and breathing exercises. (10-up)

Exploits of a Reluctant (But Extremely Good Looking) Hero ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Maureen Fergus. A teen learns lessons volunteering in a soup kitchen. (12-up)


This Is Daniel Cook introduces At the Construction Site and Making Honey ($12.95 each, paper $4.95, 4-6). Exploring the Elements offers Who Likes the Sun? by Etta Kaner, illus. by Marie Lafrance ($14.95, 4-7). Kids Can Read adds Pup and Hound Catch a Thief and Pup and Hound Hatch an Egg by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Hendry ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 5-6); The Disappearing Magician and The Drop of Doom by Louise Dickson, illus. by Pat Cupples ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-7); and All About Animals!: How Animals Eat and How Animals Move by Pamela Hickman and Etta Kaner, illus. by Pat Stephens ($14.95 each, paper $3.95, 6-8). Joining Martin Bridge is Sound the Alarm! by Jessica Scott Kerrin, illus. by Joseph Kelly ($14.95, paper $4.95, 7-10). Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History focuses on George Washington Carver by Elizabeth MacLeod ($14.95, paper $6.95, 8-12). And Kids Can Do It welcomes Wind Chimes and Whirligigs by Renée Schwarz ($12.95, paper $6.95, 8-up).


The Jumbo Book of Space ($17.95) by Paulette Bourgeois and Cynthia Pratt Nicholson, illus. by Bill Slavin, examines the solar system. (8-12)



Animal Babies offers Animal Babies in Ponds and Rivers and Animal Babies in Rain Forests ($6.95 each, 2-5). Kingfisher Young Knowledge adds Mountains by Margaret Hynes and Light and Sound by Mike Goldsmith ($9.95 each, 4-8). Pirates by Philip Steele joins Inside Access ($9.95, 6-10). The Fire Thief trilogy concludes with The Fire Thief Fights Back by Terry Deary ($9.95, 9-12). Kingfisher Knowledge issues Wonders of the World by Philip Steel ($12.95, 9-12). And New York Times Books adds Hurricane Force by Joseph Treaster ($16.95, 10-up).


Quiz Quest 2 ($11.95) tests readers' knowledge in various subjects. (6-10)

Kickoff ($5.95) by Donna King. When Tyra moves from Florida to England, she must find a way to turn her new school's soccer team around. (9-12)

The Periodic Table: Elements with Style! ($8.95) by Adrian Dingle, illus. by Simon Basher, introduces the periodic table of elements. (10-up)

Paperback Series

The Best Book of... presents Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals by Chris Pellant and Ancient Rome by Deborah Murrell ($6.95 each, 4-8). I Am Reading introduces Friends Forever by Sally Grindley, illus. by Penny Dann ($3.95, 4-8). Ecocrafts debuts with Dream Bedrooms and Gorgeous Gifts ($7.95 each, 6-10). Summer Smarts kicks off with Summer Smarts, Vol. 1-5 ($8.95 each, 6-10). The Riding Club canters on with Horse & Pony Breeds by Sandy Ransford ($8.95, 6-up). And launching Zodiac Girls by Cathy Hopkins are From Geek to Goddess and Recipe for Rebellion ($5.95 each, 9-12).


God's Oak Tree ($10.99) by Allia Zobel Nolan, illus. by Chi Chung, reveals what happens when an acorn turns into an oak tree. (3-6)

Bible Adventures: Lift the Flap ($10.99) by Allia Zobel Nolan, illus. by Trace Moroney, compiles biblical stories. (3-up)



Agate, What Good Is a Moose? ($17.95) by Joy Morgan Dey, illus. by Nikki Johnson. Friends of an awkward moose help him realize that real beauty is found within. (All ages)


Titles in Spanish¡A tu ritmo! (Wiggle) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Scott Menchin, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti ($13.99, 5-6); No sin mi mantita (I'm Big Enough) by Amber Stewart, illus. by Layn Marlow, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($14.99, 5-6); Olivia forma una banda (Olivia Forms a Band) by Ian Falconer, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($16.99, 5-6); Supropio color (A Color of His Own) by Leo Lionni, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($12.99, 5-6); ¡Hay un molillo en mi bolsillo! (There's a Wocket in My Pocket!) by Dr. Seuss, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti ($8.99, 6-7); Un leon en la biblioteca (Library Lion) by Michelle Knudsen, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, trans. by Teresa Mlawer ($15.99, 6-7).

Spanish Series

Cuando los grandes eran pequeños (When They Were Young) welcomes José by Georgina Lázaro, illus. by Maria Sánchez ($14.99, 8-10).

Spanish Paperback Series

La casa del árbol (Magic Tree House) adds four titles by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca, trans. by Marcella Brovelli ($4.95 each, 7-9).


Hiromi's Hands ($17.95) by Lynne Barasch tells the true story of a Japanese-American girl who grew up to be a New York sushi chef. (5-11)

Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer ($16.95) by Bill Wise, illus. by Bill Farnsworth, is a biography of this major league player. (6-12)

We ($16.95) by Alice Schertle, illus. by Kenneth Addison, chronicles the emergence of African peoples. (6-up)

Capoeira-Game! Dance! Martial Art! ($18.95) by George Ancona is a photo essay introducing this Brazilian game and martial art. (7-12)


Paperback in SpanishLa escuela de Elizabeti (Elizabeti's School) by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Christy Hale ($7.95, 4-7).


Wolf's Coming ($15.95) by Joe Kulka. Animals take refuge in their homes when they learn wolf is on his way. (4-9)

Loudmouth George Earns His Allowance ($15.95) by Nancy Carlson. On summer vacation, George convinces his brothers to do his chores. (5-8)

Tennis, Anyone? ($15.95) by Shane McG. A boy learns how much fun his new tennis racquet can be. (5-9)

Coriander the Contrary Hen ($15.95) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Marsha Gray Carrington. What happens when a hen plants herself in the middle of the road? (5-9)

Taj Mahal ($17.95) by Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora, illus. by Rahul Bhushan, reveals the story behind this architectural wonder. (5-18)



Paperback Series

Carmen Browne returns in Happy Princess by Stephanie Perry Moore ($5.99, 8-13).


(B&T, Dist.)

Sir Kyle and Lady Madeline ($18.95) by Sallie Lowenstein. During backyard play, a dragon unexpectedly becomes very real to two children. (4-9)


Chocolate at the Four Seasons ($16.99) by Betty Paraskevas, illus. by Michael Paraskevas, from a story by Bonnie Timmermann, tells the true story of a dog living at a Hollywood hotel. (3-6)

Every Year on Your Birthday ($16.99) by Rose Lewis, illus. by Jane Dyer, is a follow up to I Love You Like Crazy Cakes . (3-6)

Flush! The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages ($15.99) by Charise Mericle Harper offers a history of poop. (3-6)Fred Stays with Me ($16.99) by Nancy Coffelt, illus. by Tricia Tusa, reveals the bond between a child whose parents are divorced and her pet. (3-6)

The Gulps ($16.99) by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Marc Brown. A family of bunnies learns the value of nutrition and exercise. (3-6)

Hungry Monster ABC: An Alphabet Book ($12.99) by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe, illus. by Lynn Munsinger. Hungry monsters make a visit to school. (3-6)

Mama's Saris ($16.99) by Pooja Makhijani, illus. by Elena Gomez. This story of a mother and daughter honors Indian tradition and culture. (3-6)

Mrs. O'Leary's Cow ($16.99) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Jenny Mattheson, adapts the song, "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." (3-6)

New Socks ($12.99) by Bob Shea. A chick puts on a new pair of socks. (3-6)

Priscilla Superstar! ($16.99) by Nathaniel Hobbie, illus. by Jocelyn Hobbie. After watching Princess Rollerina perform, Priscilla imagines herself in the spotlight. (3-6)

Tulip at the Bat ($16.99) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Amiko Hirao. This parody of "Casey at the Bat" stars animal ballplayers. (3-6)

The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music ($18.99) by Bret Bertholf tours a century of country music. (6-9)

Atherton: The House of Power ($16.99) by Patrick Carman introduces a fantasy about three children living in a satellite world constructed on three levels. (8-12)

Call Me Hope ($15.99) by Gretchen Olson is a novel about verbal abuse. (8-12)

Celeste's Harlem Renaissance ($15.99) by Eleanora E. Tate centers on a talented girl during the Harlem Renaissance. (8-12)

Eggs ($15.99) by Jerry Spinelli tells of the friendship between a boy who has recently lost his mother and a teen who has grown up without her father. (8-12)

The God of Mischief ($16.99) by Paul Bajoria, illus. by Bret Bertholf, is a sequel to The Printer's Devil . (8-12)

Someday You'll Thank Me for This! And Other Annoying (but True) Life Lessons ($12.99) by Marc Gellman, illus. by Debbie Tilley, translates the secret language of parents. (8-12)

Ambergate ($16.99) by Patricia Elliott is a companion to Murkmere . (12-up)

Going Nowhere Faster ($16.99) by Sean Beaudoin. A young genius struggles to decide what to do with his life. (12-up)

Rubber Houses ($15.99) by Ellen Yeomans. This novel in verse captures the pain of losing a loved one. (12-up)

Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location ($16.99) by Jen Calonita is a sequel to Secrets of My Hollywood Life . (12-up)

Story of a Girl ($16.99) by Sara Zarr. A teen longs to escape her past and redefine herself. (12-up)Chloe Doe ($16.99) by Suzanne Phillips follows a teenager's tumultuous path to prostitution and her return to mainstream society. (15-up)


Wiley & Grandpa's Creature Features by Kirk Scroggs presents Super Soccer Freakshow and Bigfoot Backpacking Bonanza ($12.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-9). The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendus Haddock III continues with How toCheat a Dragon's Curse by Cressida Cowell ($10.99, 8-12). Maximum Ride by James Patterson issues Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports ($16.99, 10-up). Vampirates adds Tide of Terror by Justin Somper ($15.99, 10-up). Bec joins The Demonata by Darren Shan($16.99, 12-up). And Crystal Doors by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta adds Ocean Realm ($16.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Marc Brown's Arthur stars in Arthur's Tree House ($3.99, 3-6). Princess Natasha reigns in Sweet Nothing ($3.99, 6-9). Matt Christopher's Sports Series

adds Legendary Sports Events: The World Series

and Legends in Sports: Dale Earnhardt, Sr. ($4.99 each, 7-10). The Clique by Lisi Harrison presents It's Not Easy Being Mean ($9.99, 12-up). The A-List by Zoey Dean releases Heart ofGlass ($10.99, 15-up). Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar offers Don't YouForget About Me ; and this author's The It Girl gains Unforgettable ($10.99 each, 15-up).


Bath Book & Squirter Sets: Jungle Fun! and Farm Fun! by ALEX pair rhyming bath books with animal-shaped squirters. (3-6)

Everything... Princess! My First Tiara & Gemstone Activity Book ($14.99) by ALEX is a kit containing materials to make a wand, fan, jewelry, etc. (3-6)


Messages from the Heart adds Goodnight, Little One and Little Blossom by Sandra Magsamen ($10.99 each, infant-up). And Cranium FunFolio: Junior Ed. is a new Cranium title ($14.99, 4-up).


The Mysterious Benedict Society ($16.99) by Trenton Lee Stewart, illus. by Carson Ellis. After answering an ad, four gifted children are put through a series of exams to determine if they are ready to accept an undercover mission. (8-12)


Paperback Series

The Silverskin Legacy adds Onaj's Horn by Jo Wittemore ($8.95, 12-15). And The Seer welcomes Fatal Charm by Linda Joy Singleton ($6.99, 12-16).


Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend ($16.95) by Carrie Jones. A high-school senior discovers that her longtime boyfriend is gay. (14-18)

Wonders of the World ($16.95) by Brian Yansky centers on a teen dealing with his manic-depressive father and homelessness. (14-18)


Hoops of Steel ($8.95) by John Foley. A teenage basketball player copes with a tragedy in his family and racial and social tensions. (12-16)

Leaving Paradise ($8.95) by Simone Elkeles. Two teens are involved in an accident that leaves one crippled and the other incarcerated. (12-16)

Starcrossed ($8.95) by Mark Schreiber is a modern Romeo-and-Juliet tale involving astrology and gangs. (12-16)

How to Ruin My Teenage Life ($8.95) by Simone Elkeles is a sequel to How to Ruin a Summer Vacation . (12-16)

The Other Sister ($8.95) by S.T. Underdahl. A teen faces the prospect of meeting her sister, who was adopted as a baby. (14-18)

Paperback Series

The DragonSpawn Cycle adds WinterMaejic by Terie Garrison ($8.95, 13-16).


Oliver Has Something to Say! ($16.95) by Pamela Edwards, illus. by Louis Pilon. A boy's chatty parents and bossy sister always answer for him. (3-6)

Don't Squash That Bug! The Curious Kid's Guide to Insects ($14.95) by Natalie Rompella includes photos, sidebars and a glossary. (3-8)


Read Me a Poem offers I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth, illus. by Sami Suomalainen ($14.95, 3-8). And Canadian Immigration debuts with Islands of Hope and Sorrow: The Story of GrosseÎle by Anne Renaud ($16.95, 8-up).


Ridley Bluefox and the Flying Fish of Fortune Falls ($7.95) by Carrie Percy, tells of a famous fisherman determined to catch an elusive flying fish. (7-10)

The Secret of Grim Hill ($9.95) by Linda DeMeulemeester pits teens against a family of diabolical fairies. (9-12)

Dear Jo-The story of losing Leah... and searching for hope ($9.95) by Christina Kilbourne. A girl disappears in this novel about the dangers of online predators. (9-up)

Paperback Series

Wombat Smith returns in Beijing Breakaway! by Anne Sautel, illus. by Scott Stewart ($6.95, 7-9). And Zibby Payne stars in Zibby Payne and the Drama Trauma by Alison Bell ($6.95, 7-10).


(PGW, dist.)fPaperback Series

Jean-Michel Cousteau Presents debuts with A Charm of Dolphins and The Secrets of Kelp Forests by Howard Hall ($8.95 each, 9-up).


(PGW, Dist.)

Mother Goose Unplucked: Crazy Comics, Zany Activities, Nutty Facts, and Other Twisted Takes on Childhood Favorites ($22.95, paper $10.95) by Helaine Becker, illus. by Claudia Dávila, offers a comical spin on familiar tales. (8-12)

Lights, Camera, Action! ($21.95, paper $10.95) by Lisa O'Brien, illus. by Stephen MacEachern, focuses on the film, TV and state industries. (8-12)

Wow Canada! Exploring This Land from Coast to Coast ($24.95, paper $21.95) by Vivien Bowers, illus. by Dianne Eastman and Dan Hobbs, is an updated edition of this guide. (8-12)


Canadian Flyer Adventures starts up with Beware, Pirates , Danger, Dinosaurs and Crazy for Gold by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 6-9).


(IPG, dist.)


Monkey Business: Fun with Idioms ($8.95) by Laura Hambleton and Sedat Turhan, illus. by Hervé Tullet, provides a playful look at idioms. (5-7)

Telling Tales: Fun with Homonyms ($8.95) by Laura Hambleton and Sedat Turhan, illus. by Hambleton, introduces homonyms. (5-7)

Strawberry Bullfrog: Fun with Compound Words ($8.95) by Laura Hambleton and Sedat Turhan, illus. by Sally Hagin, explains two-part words. (5-7)

Bella's Brazilian Football ($8.95) by Adam Guillain, illus. by Elke Steiner. In Brazil, Bella learns the key to European-style football. (5-7)

English with Abby and Zak and French with Abby and Zak by Tracy Traynor and Ece ve Efe ile Türkçe (Turkish with Ece and Efe) by Faith Dogan ($21.95 each), all illus. by Laura Hambleton, are introductions to these languages, packaged with a CD. (5-10)

Bella Balistica and the African Safari ($9.95) by Adam Guillain. Bella goes to Ethiopia in search of her father. (8-12)


Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Betsy Snyder, offers a rhyming ABC book. (4-8)

20 Hungry Piggies: A Number Book ($15.95) by Trudy Harris, illus. by Andrew Harris. Will a wolf stop piggies from having a picnic? (5-8)

Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg ($15.95) by Mia Posada asks readers to guess which eggs belong to which animal parents. (5-9)

Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More About Verbs ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable, presents verse explaining verbs. (7-11)

Mallory on Board ($15.95) by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Barbara Pollak. Mallory and her family and friends set sail on a cruise. (7-11)

Silver World ($15.95) by Cliff McNish concludes The Silver Sequence trilogy. (9-14)

Hunter's Heart ($16.95) by Julia Green is a tale about a boy's obsessive jealousy over the girl next door. (12-18)


(Firefly, dist.)


An Aerial View of Geology debuts with Over the Mountains by Michael Collier ($29.95, 14-up).


The Linden Tree ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Ellie Mathews. On an Iowa farm in the 1940s, a girl adjusts to life without her late mother. (8-13)


Paperback Series

Time Spies issues Giant in the Garden , Magician in the Trunk and Signals in the Sky by Candice Ransom ($4.99 each, 6-10). Star Sisterz offers Maya Made Over by Debra Green ($4.99, 8-12). And Dragonlance: The New Adventures adds Elements Trilogy: Pillar of Flame by Ree Soesbee, Suncatcher Trilogy: The Ebony Eye by Jeff Sampson and Goodlund Trilogy: Warrior's Blood by Stephen Sullivan ($5.99 each, 10-up).



Care Bears Baby issues Block Board Book ($1.99, 2-5) and Padded Board Book ($5.99, 2-5). NewLook at Me... titles are Padded Board Book ($5.99, 2-5) and Baby Animals Board Book ($18.99, 2-5). I Love You... presents Wall Art Flash Cards in Gift Box ($12.99, 2-5) and Flash Cards ($2.99, 3-8). New to Board Books is Silly Faces Cut-Out Board Book ($7.99, 2-5). And My Fun... continues with Block Book with Blocks and Magnet Book with Magnets ($14.99 each, 3-5).

Paperback Series

Disney adds Bath Time Bubble Book ($4.99, 2-5). Mother Goose joins Big Book of Stickers ($12.99, 3-8). And American Idol offers Family Fun Event Book ($4.99, 5-up).


Paperback Series

Max and Me Mysteries launches with The Trouble with Max , Danger at Lakeside Farm and The Secret of Ghost Island by Patricia Rushford ($6.99 each, 8-13).