Yellow Blues ($19.95) by Sean Moore. A girl dreams of having shiny yellow boots. (3-6)


Y in the Shadows ($11.95) by Karen Rivers continues the XYZ Trilogy. (14-up)

The Perfect Cut ($10.95) by Julie Burtinshaw. A teen trying to find his way through life chooses a dangerous path. (14-up)

Paperback Series

All-Star Sports Puzzles adds Soccer and Baseball by Jesse Ross ($9.95 each, 8-up). And Not Fair Clare returns in Book Two by Yvonne Prinz, illus. by Terry Wong ($10.95, 10-14).


Amazing Things Animals Do ($24.95) by Marilyn Baillie, illus. by Romi Caron, explores animal behavior. (5-9)

Dino-Why? The Dinosaur Question and Answer Book ($22.95) by Sylvia Funston answers kids' questions about dinosaurs. (7-12)

Ha! Ha! Ha! & Much More: The Ultimate Round-Up of Jokes, Riddles, Facts & Puzzles ($24.95, paper $14.95) by Lyn Thomas, illus. by Dianne Eastman, combines jokes, activities and info. (8-12)

Science on the Loose: Amazing Activities and Science Facts You'll Never Believe ($22.95, paper $12.95) by Helaine Becker outlines science projects. (8-12)


The Canadian Flyer Series adds Hurry, Freedom and Whale Tale by Frieda Wishinsky ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 6-9). And How Sports Work offers How Baseball Works by Keltie Thomas ($21.95, paper $12.95, 8-up).


Haiku Baby ($6.99) by Betsy Snyder. Haikus celebrate a baby's world. (up to 3)

Horton Hears a Who! Can You? ($10.99) by Dr. Seuss is an interactive book. (up to 3)

Baby Baby! ($6.99) by Vicky Ceelen. In this board book, photos capture similarities between human and animal babies. (up to 4)

Color Carnival ($7.99) is a padded board book about colors starring Elmo and pals. (1-3)

Please and Thank You: A Book About Manners ($5.99) by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by David Dees. The Sesame Street gang introduces manners. (1-4)

Super Grover to the Rescue! A Finger-Play Puppet Book ($5.99). Super Grover looks for a lost kitty. (1-4)

Mommies! ($4.99) by Kate Spohn is a board book with flaps focusing on stylish babies and mothers. (2-4)

Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting ($15.99) by Barbara Park, illus. by Viviana Garofoli, centers on a precocious protagonist in utero. (2-5)

The Best Book to Read ($14.99) by Debbie Bertram, illus. by Michael Garland, showcases the variety of books found at a library. (3-7)

Horton Hears a Who! Party Ed. ($14.99) by Dr. Seuss features a foil cover. (6-9)

Love Me Tender ($16.99) by Audrey Couloumbis. Elvira and her family members have contentious relationships with each other. (8-12)

Yesterday's Magic ($16.99) by Pamela F. Service is a sequel to Tomorrow's Magic. (8-12)

The Crossroads ($16.99) by Chris Grabenstein. The house that Zack, his father and new stepmother move into has a dark history. (9-12)

Elissa's Odyssey ($16.99) by Erica Verrillo is the second book in the Phoenix Rising trilogy. (9-12)

The Hope Chest ($16.99) by Karen Schwabach centers on a proper young lady on the run from her parents. (9-12)

The Eyes of a King ($16.99) by Catherine Banner. A boy with magical abilities learns of a parallel universe. (12-16)

Nobody's Prize ($16.99) by Esther Friesner. A sequel to Nobody's Princess. (12-16)


Bright and Early Board Books offers The Ear Book by Al Perkins, illus. by Henry Payne ($4.99, up to 2); and Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box by Rev. W. Awdry ($14.99, 1-3). Dewdrop Babies welcomes Bluebell, Buttercup, Poppy and Violet by Patricia MacCarthy ($5.99 each, up to 4). Big Bird's Favorite Board Books gains Zip! Pop! Hop! and Other Fun Words to Say by Michaela Muntean, illus. by David Prebenna ($4.99, 1-4). Thomas and Friends rolls on with Lift-the-Flap Freight by Rev. W. Awdry ($6.99, 2-5). And Sesame Subjects adds My First Book About Horses and Ponies ($7.99, 2-6).

New Beginner Books are Thomas and Friends: Trains, Cranes and Troublesome Trucks by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs ($8.99, 3-7); and The Belly Book by Joe Harris ($8.99, 5-8). Bright and Early Books gains Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Roy McKie ($8.99, 4-8). Magic Tree House welcomes Dinosaurs Before Dark Book & CD Set and The Knight at Dawn Book & CD Set by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($9.99 each, 5-8); and Dark Day in the Deep Sea ($14.99, 8-12). Little Fur continues with A Mystery of Wolves by Isobelle Carmody ($12.99, 6-12). And The Five Ancestors issues Eagle by Jeff Stone ($15.99, 10-up).


Thomas and the Treasure ($3.99) by Rev. W. Awdry compiles three stories about Thomas the Tank Engine. (3-6)

Prehistoric Monsters! ($3.99) by Robert Bakker, illus. by Luis V. Rey, introduces prehistoric creatures. (3-7)

Heroes United! and Attack of the Robot ($4.99). The DC Super Friends battle evil in this two-story compilation. (3-7)

Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse and Ugly Guide to Things That Go and Things That Should Go But Don't ($5.99 each) by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim are tales set in the world of the Uglydolls. (6-up)

Paperback Series

Joining Step into Reading Books are B Is for Books! by Annie Cobb, illus. by Joe Mathieu; and Thomas and Friends: The Close Shave ($3.99 each, 3-6); Wall-E Smash Trash; Wall-E Love at First Beep; Super Friends: Flying High; Barbie Mariposa; Roadwork, illus. by Art Mawhinney; and The Sweetest Spring ($3.99 each, 4-6); Dare the Day! by Dennis Shealy, illus. by Dave Walston ($3.99, 4-7); The Great Fairy Race; Puss in Boots by Lisa Findlay, illus. by Tim Bowers; Dogerella; and The Fairy Berry Bake-Off ($3.99 each, 5-8); and Arthur in New York by Marc Brown ($3.99, 6-8).

New Stepping Stone Books are Pee Wee Scouts: Bad, Bad Bunnies ($4.99, 5-7) and Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones ($4.99, 6-9) by Judy Delton, illus. by Alan Tiegreen; Summer Pony by Jean Slaughter Doty, illus. by Ruth Sanderson ($3.99, 6-8); The Red Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Peter Ferguson ($11.99, 6-8); Mermaids by Lucille Recht Penner, illus. by Mel Grant; Andrew Lost: In the Desert by J.C. Greenburg, illus. by Jan Gerardi; The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Diane Wright Landolf, illus. by John Rowe; Weird Planet: Thrills, Spills, and Cosmic Chills by Dan Greenburg, illus. by Macky Pamintuan; and Finding the First T-Rex by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Jim Nelson ($3.99 each, 6-9); and Wall-E: A Robot's Tale ($3.99, 6-10).

Magic Tree House adds Research Guide: Sea Monsters: A Nonfiction Companion to Dark Day in the Deep Sea by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.99, 6-10). And The Sunken Kingdom debuts with Ghost Ship and The Tide Stealers by Kim Wilkins, illus. by D.M. Cornish ($5.99 each, 9-12).


Clackers: Bee and Fish ($4.99 each) by Luana Rinaldo feature pages that clack together. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)

Goodnight, Leo ($6.99) by Charise Mericle Harper is a bedtime story introducing colors. (2-5)

The Great Bunnyville Easter Egg Hunt ($14.99) by Chuck Murphy is a holiday tale with pop-ups. (3-7)

Ten Rubber Duckies: A Wacky Quacky Counting Adventure ($10.99) by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Heather Cahoon, includes rubber ducks and die-cut board pages. (3-7)

The Ballad of Wilbur and the Moose ($14.99) by John Stadler. Set in the West, this is a tale about creative problem-solving. (4-8)

Horton Hears a Who Pop-up! ($25.99) by Dr. Seuss, pop-ups by David A. Carter, contains five pop-ups and pull tabs. (4-up)

Horton Hears a Who Pop-up! (Limited Ed.) ($250) by Dr. Seuss, pop-ups by David A. Carter, features an additional pop-up, slipcase and foil stamping. (4-up)


Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One ($12.99) by Judy Blume brings back these squabbling siblings. (5-9)

As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! ($15.99) by Donna Gephart. Vanessa's mother is on the campaign trail, and disrupting her daughter's life. (8-12)

A Thousand Never Evers ($15.99) by Shana Burg. Addie and her family struggle in segregated Mississippi. (9-12)

Big Mouth ($15.99) by Deborah Halverson. Shermie has dreams of becoming a famous competitive eater. (10-up)

Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England ($15.99) by Sue Limb is a prequel to the Jess Jordan series. (10-up)

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet ($15.99) by Sherri Smith. Ana discovers how her multicultural family fits together. (12-up)

How Not to Be Popular ($15.99) by Jennifer Ziegler. Tired of moving, Maggie vows not to make friends at her new school. (12-up)

Imaginary Enemy ($15.99) by Julie Gonzalez. Now that she is a teenager, can Jane let go of her pretend enemy? (12-up)

Life Is Fine ($15.99) by Allison Whittenberg. Samara finds inspiration in poetry and her new English teacher. (12-up)

Pirates of the Retail Wasteland ($15.99) by Adam Selzer Leon and his friends try to take down a ubiquitous coffee chain. (12-up)

Prey ($10.99) by Lurlene McDaniel. A high-school boy becomes sexually involved with his attractive teacher. (12-up)

Rogelia's House of Magic ($15.99) by Jamie Martinez Wood. A wise old woman teaches three Latin-American teens the magic of their ancestors. (12-up)

Roots and Wings ($15.99) by Many Ly. Grace seeks answers about her past in Cambodia. (12-up)

Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools ($15.99) by Philip Caveney launches a fantasy trilogy starring a half-human, half-elf teen. (12-up)

Skin Deep ($16.99) by E.M. Crane. When Andrea cares for an ill neighbor, the way she views the world changes. (12-up)

Suck It Up ($15.99) by Brian Meehl introduces a teen who outs himself as a vampire. (12-up)

When You Wish ($15.99) by Kristin Harmel. A young rock star tries to become a normal teen. (12-up)

Kiss Me Kill Me ($15.99) by Lauren Henderson. A boy dies after Scarlett kisses him, and she tries to solve the mystery. (14-up)

The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine ($15.99) by April Lurie. Dylan learns to take risks when he stars in his best friend's movie. (14-up)

Like a Thorn ($14.99) by Clara Vidal depicts a teen's difficult relationship with her mother. (14-up)

My Life: The Musical ($15.99) by Maryrose Wood. Two teens obsess over a Broadway musical. (14-up)


Grk returns in Grk and the Hot Dog Trail by Joshua Doder ($14.99, 9-12). And The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel presents The Magician by Michael Scott ($16.99, 12-up).


The Quiz Life ($6.99) by Marina Khidekel offers 40 quizzes for girls. (10-up)

Catwalk ($8.99) by Deborah Gregory starts a new series about fashion-obsessed teens. (10-up)

Star Quality ($7.99) by Mary Wilcox is the first book in the Hollywood Sisters series. (10-up)

Susanna Hits Hollywood ($8.99) by Mary Hogan stars an intrepid teenage celebrity reporter. (12-up)

30 Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call a Boyfriend: A Heartbreak Handbook ($7.99) by Clea Hantman gives advice to the heartbroken. (12-up)

Hot Scots, Castles, and Kilts ($7.99) by Tammy Swoish. A teen and her mother travel to Scotland to help cousins save their manor. (12-up)

How to Hook a Hottie ($8.99) by Tina Ferraro. Kate invents a six-step plan for getting guys. (12-up)

The Pretty One ($9.99) by Cheryl Klam. After an accident, Megan's life changes when a plastic surgeon makes her beautiful. (12-up)

Hot Mess: Summer in the City ($8.99) by Julie Kraut and Shallon Lester. Emma's glamorous summer in the city goes awry. (14-up)

Paperback Series

Joining The Celebutantes is In the Club by Antonio Pagliarulo ($9.99, 14-up). And Maggie Quinn is back in Girl vs. Evil: Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore ($8.99, 14-up).


Wall-E: A Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99). This tie-in to the Disney/Pixar film includes a poster. (2-5)

Royal Lessons ($9.99) is a boxed set of four concept board books starring Disney princesses. (2-5)

Bright and Early Board Books: Bear in Air and Lots of Pots ($4.99 each) are tales featuring Pooh and pals. (3-5)

Wall-E: Out of This World ($9.99) is an interactive, light-up tale. (3-7)


Al's Sky-High Adventure, Sarge's Boot Camp, Ka-chOWW! and Blue Ramone are stories based on the Disney/Pixar movie Cars. (3-7)

Wall-E: Rogue Robots! ($3.99). Wall-E makes friends with zany robots. (3-7)

Wall-E: Junior Novelization ($4.99) is based on this film. (8-12)

Dulcie's Taste of Magic ($5.99). Will Dulcie be able to make an ancient magical recipe she finds in the library? (6-10)


The London Eye Mystery ($15.99) by Siobhan Dowd. Siblings desperately try to find their cousin. (8-12)

Lost Boy ($15.99) by Linda Newbery. When he moves to a new town, Matt discovers a well-kept secret. (8-12)

The Inferior ($16.99) by Peadar Ó. Guilín is a first novel portraying the savage lives of warring tribes. (12-up)

The Lost Art ($16.99) by Simon Morden depicts a future earth in the grips of another Dark Age. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Charlie Small debuts with Gorilla City and Perfumed Pirates of Perfidy by Nick Ward ($5.99 each, 8-12).


The Big Tidy-Up ($8.99) by Norah Smaridge, illus. by Les Gray. Jennifer decides she can't stand her messy room any longer. (2-5)

Little Boy with a Big Horn ($14.99) by Jack Bechdolt, illus. by Dan Yaccarino. Ollie can't find the right spot to practice playing his horn. (2-5)

Go, Diego, Go! Make Your Own Little Golden Book ($5.99) includes crayons, markers, stencils and stickers. (3-5)

Go, Go, Goal! Book and CD ($5.99). Will Dora find the missing soccer ball in time for the game? (3-7)

Jump, Baby Jaguar! Book and CD ($5.99). Diego helps Baby Jaguar reach the top of the mountain. (3-7)

Noah Builds a Boat: A Story of Obedience, Patience, and Gratitude ($8.99) by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Lyuba Bogan, retells this biblical tale. (3-9)

Aang's Challenges ($4.99, 4-8) and Battle of the Benders ($5.99, 5-10) are activity books based on the Avatar series.


Barbie Fairytopia adds The Magic of the Rainbow ($4.99, 2-5) and The Barbie Fairytopia Collection is a boxed set of four board books ($12.99, 3-6).


Barbie Mariposa ($3.99) is based on this movie. (3-6)

Mission: Marketropolis ($3.99) ties into the film, Foodfight! (4-7)

Foodfight! Jr. Novel ($4.99) by Irene Trimble is a junior novelization of this movie. (9-12)


Bringing in the New Year ($15.99) by Grace Lin. The family from Dim Sum for Everyone! and other titles prepares for the Lunar New Year. (3-6)

A Kitten Tale ($15.99) by Eric Rohmann introduces some skittish kittens. (3-6)

My Baby and Me ($16.99) by Lynn Reiser, photos by Penny Gentieu, is a follow-up to You and Me, Baby! (3-6)

Peg Leg Peke ($15.99) by Brie Spangler. A Pekingese pretends to be a pirate. (3-6)

Astronaut Handbook ($16.99) by Meghan McCarthy is a nonfiction picture book for aspiring astronauts. (5-8)

Dragon Pizzeria ($16.99) by Mary Morgan tells of two dragon pizza chefs. (5-8)

Everybody Bonjours! ($16.99) by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Sarah McMenemy, offers an introduction to Paris. (5-8)

Night Running: How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog ($16.99) by Elisa Carbone, illus. by E.B. Lewis. In this tale based on a true story, James's dog helps him escape from slavery. (5-8)

As Good as Anybody ($16.99) by Richard Michelson, illus. by Raul Colón, portrays the friendship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. (6-10)

Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City ($16.99) by Janet Schulman, illus. by Meilo So, relays the story of a hawk that built a nest in Manhattan. (6-12)

Tennyson ($15.99) by Lesley M.M. Blume. During the Depression, a girl discovers secrets in a family mansion in Louisiana. (8-12)

Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum of Human Oddballs and Quadruped Delights ($15.99) by David Elliot tells of an orphan in an offbeat home. (8-12)

Nim at Sea ($12.99) by Wendy Orr is a companion to Nim's Island. (8-12)

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street ($15.99) by Jeanne Birdsall is a sequel to The Penderwicks. (8-12)

All Shook Up ($15.99) by Shelley Pearsall. Josh is mortified to discover his father has become an Elvis impersonator. (8-14)

Guinevere's Gift ($15.99) by Nancy McKenzie kicks off the Chrysalis Queen Quartet, about a young Guinevere. (10-14)

Fortune's Fool ($15.99) by Kathleen Karr. A court jester and servant girl find love. (10-up)

Runemarks ($18.99) by Joanne Harris is a twist on Norse mythology. (10-up)

A la Carte ($15.99) by Tanita Davis introduces a teen who dreams of becoming a chef. (12-up)

Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress ($15.99) by Maria Padian. A smart-mouthed teen who loves soccer and vocab finds her life in flux. (12-up)

Confessions of a Serial Kisser ($15.99) by Wendelin Van Draanen centers on a girl in pursuit of a spectacular kiss. (12-up)

The Day I Killed James ($16.99) by Catherine Ryan Hyde. A girl feels responsible for her date's death. (12-up)

Fact of Life #31 ($16.99) by Denise Vega follows a girl's path to self-acceptance. (12-up)

High Dive ($15.99) by Tammar Stein is a follow-up to Light Years. (12-up)

Likely Story ($15.99) by David Van Etten is the first in a series about a teen and her mother—both soap opera stars. (12-up)

Once Upon a Time in the North ($12.99) by Phillip Pullman is a prequel to the His Dark Materials trilogy. (12-up)

Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial ($15.99) by Jen Bryant. This novel in poems chronicles this key trial. (12-up)

The Viper Within ($16.99) by Sam Mills. A teen is drawn to a mysterious new religion. (12-up)

The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay ($15.99) by Rebecca Sparrow. The cutest boy in school comes to live with Rachel's family. (12-up)

Dreamrider ($15.99) by Barry Jonsberg. A boy's lucid dreams begin to collide with reality. (14-up)

How They Met and Other Stories ($16.99) by David Levithan is a collection of 18 love stories. (14-up)

The Last Exit to Normal ($15.99) by Michael Harmon. After acting out, a teen must move to Montana to live with his father and his boyfriend. (14-up)

Madapple ($16.99) by Christina Meldrum. A girl, raised in seclusion, is a suspect in her mother's death. (14-up)


Eleven ($15.99) by Patricia Reilly Giff. Unlikely friends Sam and Caroline attempt to solve a mystery about Sam's past. (8-13)

10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning ($15.99) by Mary Hershey is a companion to My Sister Is So Bossy She Says You Can't Read This Book. (9-12)

City of Time ($16.99) by Eoin McNamee is a follow-up to The Navigator. (9-12)

No Cream Puffs ($15.99) by Karen Day. In 1980, Madison is the first girl in southern Michigan to play on a boys' summer baseball team. (10-up)

Snakehead ($16.99) by Ann Halam is a novel that retells the story of Perseus, Andromeda and Medusa. (12-up)

The Winter War: A Novel ($15.99) by William Durbin. When the Soviet Union invades Finland in 1939, Marko volunteers to help the war effort. (12-up)

The Opposite of Invisible ($15.99) by Liz Gallagher. Alice fears losing her best friend when a popular boy asks her out. (14-up)

How to Build a House ($15.99) by Dana Reinhardt. To escape family upheaval, Harper volunteers to help build a house for a Tennessee family. (14-up)


Paperback Series

Sweet Valley High returns in updated form with Double Love and Secrets by Francine Pascal ($5.99 each, 12-up). The Squad issues Perfect Cover and Killer Spirit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ($6.99 each, 12-up).


Barbie Mariposa ($2.99) ties into this movie. (2-5)

Come Back, Zack! ($2.99) by Trish Holland. As Zack grows up, he tries different ways of getting around. (2-5)

The House That Jack Built ($2.99) retells the Mother Goose tale. (2-5)

The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse ($2.99) by Miriam Norton. A mouse family adopts a newborn kitten. (2-5)

Little Golden Book Favorites ($5.99) by Richard Scarry collects three of his tales. (2-5)

Wall-E ($2.99) is based on this movie about a robot. (2-5)


Thomas and Friends offers May the Best Engine Win by Rev. W. Awdry ($2.99, 3-6).


Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life ($9.99) by Rebecca Doughty encourages youngsters to think about the world around them. (All ages)

Princess Baby ($14.99) by Karen Katz introduces a young princess. (2-5)

What's Up, Duck? ($6.99) by Tad Hills. The protagonists from Duck and Goose present opposites. (2-5)

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod ($16.99) by Eugene W. Field, illus. by Giselle Potter, is a new version of this classic. (3-7)

The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum ($16.99) by Kate Bernheimer, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli, offers a fairy tale about a tiny girl. (4-8)

Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World ($16.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by François Roca, reveals the life of this boxing champion. (4-8)

Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum ($16.99) by Robert Andrew Parker focuses on this jazz pianist. (4-8)

Someday When My Cat Can Talk ($16.99) by Caroline Lazo, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker. In a girl's fantasy, her cat sails to Europe. (4-8)

When Ruby Tried to Grow Candy ($16.99) by Valorie Fisher. Inspired by Miss Wysterious's garden, Ruby plants jellybeans. (4-8)

Lulu Atlantis and the Quest for True Blue Love ($15.99) by Patricia Martin. A girl and her spider search for the meaning of true love. (7-11)

Thumbelina: Tiny Runaway Bride ($12.99) by Barbara Ensor is a contemporary retelling of this Hans Christian Andersen story. (7-11)

Thank You, Lucky Stars ($16.99) by Beverly Donofrio. A girl tries to survive fifth grade. (9-11)


Paperback Series

Little Genie returns in Meanie Genie and Home on the Range by Miranda Jones, illus. by David Calver ($4.99 each, 6-9). Little Fur starts up with The Legend Begins and A Fox Called Sorrow by Isobelle Carmody ($5.99 each, 6-12). Indie Kidd issues Are We Having Fun Yet (Hmmm?) by Karen McCombie, illus. by Lydia Monks ($5.99, 7-10). Mr. Chickee returns in Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission by Christopher Paul Curtis ($6.50, 9-12). New Saddle Club novels by Bonnie Bryant are Hoof Beat, Riding Camp, Horse Wise and Rodeo Rider ($4.99 each, 9-12).


Paco and the Giant Chile Plant/Paco y la planta de chile gigante ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Keith Polette, illus. by Elizabeth Dulemba, retells Jack and the Beanstalk in a Southwestern setting. (4-8)


Traveling with Anna issues Postcards from Washington, D.C./Postales desde Washington, D.C., Postcards from New York City/Postales desde Nuevo York and Postcards from Chicago/Postales desde Chicago by Laura Crawford ($16.95 each, paper $7.95, 4-8). I Wish presents I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie/Quisiera ser tan alto como Willie and I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel/Quisiera ser fuerte como Manuel by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Bonnie Adamson ($16.95 each, paper $7.95, 4-8). And Wonderlands adds Meadow Dance by Dennis Rockhill ($16.95, paper $7.95, 4-8).


Frogs and Friends ($12.99) by Joanne Barkan, illus. by Claudine Gevry. This look at frogs throughout the seasons features “frog clickers” in each spread. (2-4)

Salamander Rock: A Pop-Up Counting Adventure ($14.99) by Matt Miller, illus. by Karen Viola, is a counting tale with foam pop-ups. (3-5)


Sesame Street adds Elmo Animal Mix and Match ($14.99, 2-5); and the pop-up books Ready Set Brush! and Mind Your Manners! ($12.99 each, 2-5). Dora the Explorer returns in Dora's World Adventure: Storybook with Binocular Viewer ($24.99, 3-6). And new Disney titles are Disney Pixar Cars Drive-On Adventures: Storybook with Infrared Lightning McQueen Car and Snap-on Body ($24.99, 3-6); Disney Princess Once Upon a Time Storybook and Musical Clock Timer ($24.99, 3-8); Disney Hannah Montana Awesome Adventures with Musical Microphone ($24.99, 5-12); and Disney High School Musical: All About Dancing with Dance Mat and Instructional CD ($21.99, 6-up).


Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun ($14.95) by Munro Leaf is a guide to good hygiene and nutrition. (All ages)

This Is Israel and This Is Britain ($17.95 each) by M. Sasek visit the Promised Land; and the British Isles. (All ages)


Will Sheila Share? ($12.95) by Elivia Savadier. Sheila is not one for sharing—until it comes to green beans. (2-6)

Little Red Bird ($16.95) by Nick Bruel tells of a bird who is quite content in her cage, but curious. (3-6)

Dog and Bear: Two's Company ($12.95) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger offers three new tales about these best pals. (3-7)

Hogwood Steps Out: A Good, Good Pig Story ($16.95) by Howard Mansfield, illus. by Barry Moser, revisits the star of Sy Montgomery's The Good Good Pig. (4-8)

Uncle Bigfoot ($15.95) by George O'Connor. Could long-lost Uncle Bernie be Bigfoot? (4-8)

Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad ($17.95) by James Rumford. When bombs begin to fall on his city, Ali takes solace in his calligraphy. (4-8)

Twenty Heartbeats ($16.95) by Dennis Haseley, illus. by Ed Young. Collages illustrate this story about the nature of art and the value of time. (5-9)

Dinosaur Trouble ($14.95) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Nick Bruel. An apatosaurus and a pterodactyl become friends, even though their parents forbid it. (7-10)

Keepers ($17.95) by John Frank, photos by Ken Robbins, features poems about things we collect. (7-up)

Alien Feast ($9.95) by Michael Simmons, illus. by George O'Connor. Two kids and an old man prepare to save the world. (9-12)

The Diamond of Drury Lane ($12.50) by Julia Golding introduces Cat Royal, who lives in a theater in late 18th-century London. (10-14)

The Girl Who Saw Lions ($16.95) by Berlie Doherty. When her mother dies of AIDS, an African girl is left to face the lions of the world. (11-up)

Rose by Any Other Name ($16.95) by Maureen McCarthy. Rose's life is crumbling, and when she tries to escape on a road trip, her mother comes along. (14-up)

Newes from the Dead ($15.95) by Mary Hooper is based on the true story of a woman who was wrongfully accused, hanged and yet survived. (14-up)


Gym Shorts kicks off with Basketball Bats and Goof-Off Goalie by Betty Hicks, illus. by Adam McCauley ($14.95 each, 7-10).



Kaput and Zösky ($13.95) by Lewis Trondheim. In this graphic novel space adventure, the protagonists' attempts to conquer the world fail. (9-up)

Little Vampire ($13.95) by Joann Sfar is a graphic novel that collects three stories about a lonely vampire who befriends a boy. (9-up)


Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton ($16.95) by Catherine Brighton reveals the boyhood of this vaudeville and film star. (5-8)

King George: What Was His Problem? and Two Miserable Presidents ($19.95 each) by Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Tim Robinson, offer behind-the-scenes looks at the Revolutionary War and the events leading up to the Civil War. (8-14)

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond ($19.95) by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan discusses the careers of these contemporary artists. (9-up)

Paperback Series

KidChat adds KidChat American Adventure! and KidChat Extreme! by Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie ($6.99 each, 8-up).


Pot O'Gold ($7.95) by Kelly Green, illus. by Jason Tharp, is an interactive, rainbow-shaped board book that introduces colors and words. (1-4)

The Royal Easter Tea Party ($7.95) by Megan E. Bryant. Four bunny princesses celebrate Easter in this tale with glittery three-dimensional eggs. (1-4)

My Pop-Pop Is a Pirate ($7.95) by Pat Croce is a story featuring flaps, tabs and touch-and-feel elements. (3-8)

Cathy's Key ($17.95) by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman continues the Cathy's Book Trilogy. (14-up)


John Deere adds Let's Grow with Allie Gator and Let's Build with Barney Backhoe ($8.95 each, 18 mos.-4 yrs.); and Allie Gator and the Easter Egg Hunt and Who's New at the Zoo? ($9.95 each, 3-6). And Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz adds Snoopy at the Bat and The Peanuts Grand Piano Book ($7.95 each, 1-4); and Where Is Woodstock? ($7.95, 4-8).


Let's Hula! ($9.95) by Suzanne Aumack and Connie Majka includes hula instructions, a lei, castanets and a music CD. (3-up)

The Hummingbird FeederKit ($9.95) features a handbook, bird feeder and stickers. (3-up)

Spy School: Secret Codes 101 ($9.95) by the International Spy Museum contains a booklet and devices to help create and crack codes. (6-up)

Stonehenge ($12.95) by Morgan Beard offers a guide to this ancient wonder, plus rocks and a mat. (6-up)

Bake Your Own Scooby Snacks ($9.95) includes cookie cutters and a recipe book to make dog treats. (8-up)

Paperback Series

Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz adds It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown ($4.95, 4-8). And Awesome offers The Awesome Book of Bugs by Clizia Gussoni ($9.95, 8-12).