Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Second Ed. ($26.95, paper $18.95) by Brian Singer-Towns, Janet Claussen, Robert Feduccia and Sandra Iwanski, is a guide to Catholicism. (14-18)


Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics by Maureen P. Provencher adds Bible People Flash Cards ($14.95, 10-13).


Primary Source Readings in Christian Morality ($11.95) by Thaddeus Ostrowski addresses moral issues. (14-18)

Living Justice and Peace: Catholic Social Teaching in Practice, Second Ed. ($24.95) by Jerry Windley-Daoust addresses such topics as abortion, capital punishment, racism, poverty and the environment. (15-18)


(NBN, dist.)


Lift-the-Flap Hear-the-Sound introduces two books by Allia Zobel Nolan: Hugs for Baby!, illus. by Susan Mitchell; and Animal Parade, illus. by Maria Maddocks ($12.95 each, up to 3). Little Tuff Flap Books features four titles by Sharon Streger: Butterfly's Bath, illus. by Nora Hilb; Frog's Friend, illus. by Maria Woods; Ladybug's Lesson, illus. by Richard Johnson; and Baby Bear's Bedtime, illus. by Melanie Mitchell ($9.99 each, up to 3). New Magnix Readers are Monkey Trouble by Terry Miller Shannon, illus. by Nancy Gayle Carlson; and Bear Paints by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Sarah Dillard ($5.99 each, 3-5); and Gus Comes to Lunch by Maribeth Boelts, illus. by Alessia Girasole; and Ben's Late! by Marcie Aboff, illus. by George Ulrich ($5.99 each, 4-6). And Magnix Listen and Learn presents Wildlife Adventure and Undersea Search by Jo Parry ($12.95 each, 3-6).


The Further Adventures of Pengey Penguin ($19.95) by John Burns, illus. by James Coles and Burns, is a sequel to The Many Adventures of Pengey Penguin. (6-9)


(PGW, dist.)


Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska ($10.95) by Chérie Stihler, illus. by Erik Brooks. One by one, musical bears fall off an iceberg. (4-8)



Care Bears are back in Caring Colors ($5.99, 3-5). The Doodlebops return in Let's Make Some Noise! ($9.99, 3-5).


Just Jonas ($5.99) by Michael Anne Johns focuses on the Jonas Brothers band. (8-12)

Miley Mania ($5.99) by Jackie Robb profiles singer Miley Cyrus. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Care Bears return in Plant a Garden ($3.99, 3-5). Clifford reappears in Bedtime: A Pop-Up Book by Norman Bridwell ($6.99, 3-5). TheDoodlebops star in Live in Concert by Quinlan Lee ($5.99, 3-5) and We Love Our Fans ($3.99, 3-5). Nim's Island offers Movie Storybook by Silje Swendsen ($8.99, 3-5) and Movie Reader: Nim's Friends by Danielle Denega ($3.99, 4-8). Stablemates welcomes Patch by Lisa Papp ($4.99, 4-8). Coal Badge Battle by Tracey West joins Pokémon ($3.99, 4-8). Scooby-Doo returns in three titles ($3.99-$4.99 each, 4-8); and Scooby-Doo Case Files: The No-Good Knight ($3.99, 7-10). And Tonka Power Reading issues Trucks Around Town by Victoria Hickle ($3.99, 4-8).

Yu-Gi-Oh GX releases Rescue Duel by Tracey West ($3.99, 4-8); and West's Nightshroud's Secret ($4.99, 7-10). Inkheart presents Movie Storybook by Sonya Sander ($6.99, 4-8); Reader by Gail Herman ($3.99, 4-8); Junior Novelization ($4.99, 7-10); Dustfinger's Magical World of Inkheart by Betsy Howie ($4.99, 9-12); and Meggie's Journal by Robin Wasserman ($8.99, 9-12). Littlest Pet Shop gains five titles ($3.99-$7.99 each, 4-8). Star Wars continues with The Last of the Jedi by Judy Blundell ($5.99, 5-7) and The Last of the Jedi #10 by Jude Watson ($5.99, 9-12). Butterfly Meadow takes flight with Dazzle's First Day and Twinkle Dives In by Olivia Moss, illus. by Helen Turner ($4.99 each, 6-9). Six tales launch The Pet Fairies; The Jewel Fairies adds Lucy the Diamond Fairy, ($4.99 each, 6-9); and Rainbow Magic continues with Special Ed.: Kylie the Carnival Fairy all by Daisy Meadows, illus. by Georgie Ripper ($6.99, 6-9).

Big Apple Barn adds Roscoe and the Pony Parade by Kristin Earhart, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($3.99, 7-10). Geronimo Stilton offers two new titles ($6.99 each, 7-10). The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott offers Special Ed.: Moon Magic ($5.99, 7-10) and Flight of the Blue Serpent ($4.99, 7-10). There are four new NBA books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10). Candy Apple adds Callie for President by Robin Wasserman, I've Got a Secret by Lara Bergen and Making Waves by Randi Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour ($4.99 each, 8-12). The New Girl and Cheat Sheet join How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik ($4.99 each, 8-12). And Dear Dumb Diary gains Never Underestimate Your Dumbness by Jim Benton ($4.99, 8-up).

Guardians of Ga'Hoole greets Exile by Kathryn Lasky ($5.99, 9-12). Ann M. Martin's Main Street welcomes Best Friends ($6.99, 9-12). Bionicle Legends releases Downfall and Shadowsin the Sky by Greg Farshtey ($4.99 each, 9-12). Andy Griffith's Just series adds Just Shocking! ($4.99, 9-12). Naked Brothers Band debuts with two chapter books: Cry Wolff and Battle of the Bands by Michael Anthony Steele ($4.99 each, 9-12). Indiana Jones reappears in four titles ($6.99 each, 9-12). It's Happy Bunny by Jim Benton offers I [Heart] Me Valentines ($7.99, 12-up) and Life. Get One. Special Graduation Ed. ($5.99, 12-up). And Bluford releases Brothers in Arms by Paul Langan and Ben Alirez and Summer of Secrets by Langan ($3.99 each, 12-up).


You Were Loved Before You Were Born ($16.99) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Karen Barbour. Family and friends eagerly await a baby's birth. (3-7)

LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail ($16.99) by Mark Teague is a follow-up to Detective LaRue and Dear Mrs. LaRue. (4-8)

Attack of the Volcano Monkeys ($14.99) by Wiley Miller is a sequel to The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil. (7-up)

Paperback Series

Ready, Freddy! releases The 100th Day of School by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($3.99, 4-8).


In Grandmother's Arms ($6.99) by Janie Shelton, illus. by Karen Katz. Reading transports a girl and her grandmother around the world. (up to 3)

Knut the Baby Polar Bear by Isabella, Juliana and Craig Hatkoff and Gerald Uhlich; and Owen & Mzee: A Day Together by Isabella and Craig Hatkoff and Paula Kahumbu, photos by Peter Greste ($6.99 each) are board book adaptations of picture books about these animals. (up to 3)

At the Construction Site ($7.99) is a board book depicting construction work. (up to 3)

I Love My Mommy: A Keepsake Storybook Treasury ($7.99) collects three books depicting the bond between mothers and children. (3-5)

What's the Weather? ($9.99) offers weather facts and includes flaps, wheels, foil and glitter. (3-5)

Mommy's Little Star ($9.99) by Janet Bingham, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw. Little Fox learns about the natural world and his mother's love for him. (4-8)

Kiss Me, I'm Perfect! ($3.99) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko. Animals react to Lacy's shirt, which bears the book's title phrase. (4-8)

Sign Language: My First 100 Words ($6.99), illus. by Michiyo Nelson, is a beginner's guide to American Sign Language. (4-8)

The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever ($5.99) by Teddy Slater, illus. by Ethan Long. A leprechaun family celebrates this holiday. (4-8)


Clifford appears in Clifford's Bedtime: A Pop-Up Book by Norman Bridwell ($6.99, 3-5). Fly Guy returns in Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4-8). And Ballet Sisters welcomes The Newest Dancer by Jan Ormerod ($5.99, 4-8).


Midnight Fright ($5.99) by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illus. by Hideko Takahashi, is a Halloween tale that includes a clock with movable hands. (3-5)

Spring Is Here, Grumpy Bunny! ($4.99) by Justine Korman, illus. by Lucinda McQueen, presents two tales starring this bunny. (4-8)

The Biggest Easter Basket Ever ($4.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Jeni Bassett. This story about two mice contains foil stickers. (4-8)

Chocolatina ($5.99) by Erik Kraft, illus. by Denise Brunkus. A chocoholic turns into a chocolate girl in this tale with stickers. (4-8)

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell! ($5.99) by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee, tells of a woman who swallows a beach. (4-8)

Paperback Series

New Scholastic Readers are On the Road and Farm Animals by Wade Cooper; and Can You See What I See? Nature Read-and-Seek and Can You See What I See? Toys Read-and-Seek by Walter Wick ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Noodles the Puppy by Hans Wilhelm ($4.99, 4-8).


Harriet Dancing ($16.99) by Ruth Symes, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church. This tale of friendship stars a hedgehog who's happiest when she's dancing. (3-5)

No More Yawning! ($16.99) by Paeony Lewis, illus. by Brita Granström, depicts the stay-awake shenanigans of a girl and her plush monkey. (4-6)

Ibby's Magic Weekend ($16.99) by Heather Dyer, illus. by Peter Bailey. Ibby and her cousins put an old magic kit to use. (7-10)

Tunnels ($17.99) by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams. An amateur archeologist unearths a subterranean society lost in time (9-14)

The Ice Cream Con ($16.99) by Jimmy Docherty. Jake and his friends get the best of local thugs. (9-14)


Dragonsdale continues with Riding the Storm by Salamanda Drake, illus. by Gilly Marklew ($12.99, 7-10).


Paperbacks in Spanish

Te quiero: Cuatro cuentos para compartir(I Love You Treasury) by Liza Baker, Eve Bunting, Caroline Stutson and Bernadette Rossetti Shustak ($7.99, 3-5); Dame un beso, ¡soy perfecta! (Kiss Me, I'm Perfect!) by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko ($3.99, 4-8); El bastón mágico (The Magic Cane) by María Celeste Arrarás, illus. by Pablo Raimondi ($5.99, 4-8); and LaRue para alcalde: Cartas de la campaña(LaRue for Mayor: Letters from the Campaign Trail) by Mark Teague ($4.99, 4-8).

Paperback Series in Spanish

El Capitán Calzoncillos y la ridícula historia de los inodoros morados (Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People) by Dav Pilkey ($4.99, 7-10).


The Dodgeball Chronicles ($9.99) by Frank Cammuso kicks off the Knights of the Lunch Table series, which recasts Arthurian legend in middle school. ($9.99, 7-10)


BONE continues with Ghost Circles and Treasure Hunters by Jeff Smith ($19.99 each, paper $9.99, all ages). And Amulet launches with The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi ($21.99, paper $9.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series

Magic Pickle by Scott Morse presents Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes and Magic Pickle vs. the Egg Poacher ($5.99 each, 7-10); and Magic Pickle Graphic Novel ($9.99, 7-10).


Bead Loom Bracelets ($24.95) by Anne Akers Johnson offers instructions for making seven bracelets. (8-up)

The Klutz Book of Board Games ($24.95) outlines games to play on 15 boards. (8-up)

Mother Nature Goes Nuts! Amazing Natural Disasters ($26.95) focuses on tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. (8-up)

My All-Time Top 5 ($16.95) by Karen Phillips encourages kids to create lists. (8-up)

Paper Fashions Fancy ($21.95) presents patterned and colored papers. (8-up)

Quick Draw Flip Books ($14.95) by Michael Sherman explains how to turn doodles into flip books. (8-up)

Scholastic/Klutz/Chicken Socks

Draw It Again, and Again, and Again and Again ($12.95) is a reusable drawing book. (4-up)

Mermaid's Palace: A Fold-out Undersea Palace to Play In ($14.95) unfolds into an underwater world. (4-up)

Short Stuffs: Create Your Own No-Sew Stuffed Animals ($16.95) includes fabric bodies and material for stuffing them. (4-up)


The Fish Who Cried Wolf ($15.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. Every day, Tiddler comes to school late with an outlandish excuse. (3-5)

What Pet to Get? ($16.99) by Emma Dodd. Will Jack choose a polar bear, giraffe, rhino or something else? ( 3-5)

The Light of the World ($17.99) by Katherine Paterson, illus. by François Roca. Paintings illustrate a retelling of the story of Jesus. (4-8)

Ella Sets Sail ($16.99) by Carmela and Steven D'Amico. Ella's adventure teaches her the meaning of luck. (4-8)

Ms. McCaw Learns to Draw ($16.99) by Kaethe Zemach. A struggling student helps his teacher learn to draw faces. (4-8)

Timothy and the Strong Pajamas ($16.99) by Viviane Schwarz. What happens when Timothy's favorite pajamas lose their power? (4-8)

Medusa Jones ($16.99) by Ross Collins. In ancient Greece, a young Gorgon rescues some mean heroes. (9-12)

Deep Down Popular ($16.99) by Phoebe Stone. Jessie Lou gets to know the most popular boy in town after he breaks his leg and needs her help. (9-12)

Guardian of the Spirit ($17.99) by Nahoko Uehashi, trans. by Cathy Hirano. This fantasy from Japan involves a woman warrior and a doomed prince. (12-up)


Twinkle, Twinkle, Panda Bear ($12.99). This twist on a familiar rhyme comes with five finger puppets. (up to 3)

Numbers ($4.99) by Justine Smith, illus. by Fiona Land, is a tactile board book with animals to count. (up to 3)

Crawly Caterpillar ($7.99) by Judith Nicholls, illus. by Mara van der Meer. This tale with textures includes a pop-up finale. (up to 3)


Little by Little ($12.99) by Amber Stewart, illus. by Layn Marlow. An otter learns how to conquer his greatest fear. (3-5)

I Lost My Kisses ($14.99) by Trudie Trewin, illus. by Nick Bland. Matilda Rose loses her kisses just before her father arrives. (4-8)

The Rabbit and the Turtle and Other Aesop's Fables ($16.99) by Eric Carle offers illustrated retellings of classic stories. (4-8)

Maybe a Bear Ate It! ($15.99) by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley. A beloved book is missing. (4-8)

The Dragon's Child ($5.99) by Jenny Nimmo. In this dragon-shaped book, a young dragon must learn to fly. (6-10)

Saving Mr. Nibbles ($8.99) by Patrick Carman begins the Elliot's Park series, starring several squirrels. (7-10)

The Ruby Key ($16.99) by Holly Lisle launches Moon & Sun about siblings on a magical journey. (9-12).

Darkside ($16.99) by Tom Becker. A boy discovers London's Darkside, where werewolves and vampires walk the streets. (12-up)


Grey Griffins continues with The Fall of Templar by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis ($15.99, 9-12). Children of the Lamp adds The Day of the Djinn Warriors by P.B. Kerr ($17.99, 9-12).


The Year My Sister Got Lucky ($16.99) by Aimee Friedman. Sisters' lives change when they move from Manhattan to rural upstate New York. (12-up)

Airhead ($16.99) by Meg Cabot. After a mysterious accident, a teen finds herself living the life of a supermodel. (12-up)

Suite Scarlett ($16.99) by Maureen Johnson. Working in her family's hotel, a teenager has a life-changing summer. (12-up)


Dream, Dress and Date ($5.99 each) by Jeanine Le Ny make up the Once Upon a Prom Trilogy. (12-up)

Hotlanta ($8.99) by Denene Milner and Mitzi Miller introduces twins ensconced in Atlanta's young African-American social scene. (14-up)

Meet Me at the Boardwalk ($8.99) by Erin Haft spotlights three best friends during a summer at a seaside resort. (14-up)

Paperback Series

In or Out Novels adds Friends Close, Enemies Closer and Sweet and Vicious by Claudia Gabel ($8.99 each, 12-up). And Making a Splash by Jade Parker debuts with Robyn and Caitlin ($5.99 each, 12-up).


Otto Runs for President ($15.99) by Rosemary Wells. Despite stiff competition from popular kids, Otto runs for president of his school. (4-8)

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Gris Grimly, compiles creepy variations on campfire songs. (4-8)

Zen Ties ($17.99) by Jon J Muth. Stillwater the panda returns with his nephew in this companion to Zen Shorts. (4-up)

What to Do About Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! ($16.99) by Barbara Kerley, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham, is a biography of Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. (5-9)

Oggie Cooder ($16.99) by Sarah Weeks. A boy's unusual talent brings him fame. (7-10)

Go, Go America ($17.99) by Dan Yaccarino. On a cross-country road trip, a family learns facts about the states. (7-10)

Julian Rodriguez: Trash Crisis on Earth ($15.99) by Alexander Stadler. Julian recounts the injustices of his eight-year-old life to a sympathetic Mothership. (7-10)

The Key to Rondo ($16.99) by Emily Rodda. Two sparring cousins must defeat a witch to return from a magical world. (9-12)

Canned ($16.99) by Alex Shearer. What happens after Fergal finds a finger in a tin can? (9-12)

Swindle ($16.99) by Gordon Korman. Griffin and his sidekicks plan a heist to retrieve a stolen baseball card. (9-12)

Elvis & Olive ($15.99) by Stephanie Watson. Two very different girls become friends and spend the summer spying on neighbors. (9-12)

Fearless ($16.99) by Elvira Woodruff. An orphan befriends a daredevil who risks his life in a storm-battered lighthouse. (9-12)

The Calder Game ($17.99) by Blue Balliett, illus. by Brett Helquist, is a mystery about two missing Calders—one a sculpture, one a boy. (9-12)

Hocus Pocus ($14.99) by Paul Kieve. A young magician receives lessons from great conjurors, including Houdini. (9-12)

The Boy Who Dared ($16.99) by Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a follow-up to Hitler Youth. (9-up)

Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) ($15.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Drazen Kozjan, follows a 10-year-old's attempts to face her fears. (9-12)

Reincarnation ($17.99) by Suzanne Weyn follows a love story through many centuries and lives. (12-up)

How I Saved My Father's Life (and Ruined Everything Else) ($16.99) by Ann Hood. After saving her father from an avalanche, Madeline tries to hold things together when he remarries. (12-up)

Sunrise Over Fallujah ($17.99) by Walter Dean Myers is a companion to Fallen Angels. (12-up)

Box Out ($16.99) by John Coy. Liam questions his basketball team's practice of praying before games. (12-up)

Twelve Long Months ($17.99) by Brian Malloy. Molly moves to New York and discovers that the boy she fell for is gay. (15-up)


The Adventures of Riley launches with Safari in South Africa and Project Panda by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz, illus. by Sarah McIntyre ($16.99 each, 7-10). Ruby and the Booker Boys starts up with Brand-new School, Brave New Ruby and Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton ($4.99 each, 7-10).


A Little Friendly Advice ($16.99) by Siobhan Vivian. Ruby doesn't know how she feels about turning 16, her long-lost father or the boy she meets. (12-up)


Thief ($8.99) by Brian James. A pickpocket living in New York City is torn between her loyalty to her foster sister and a new boy on the streets. (15-up)


Nic Bishop Frogs ($17.99) by Nic Bishop. Photos reveal frogs from around the world. (4-8)


What's the Big Idea? adds How Strong Is It? by Ben Hillman ($14.99, 7-10).


Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Weird Stuff You Didn't Know About Food ($7.99) by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky dishes out food facts, trivia, activities and recipes. (9-12)

Scholastic Book of World Records Ultimate Quiz Challenge ($7.99) by Jenifer Morse presents multiple-choice questions on various topics. (9-12)

How to Speak Dog! ($6.99) by Sarah Whitehead offers tips to understand and communicate with dogs. (7-10)

You Can Save the Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make a Difference ($4.99) by Jacquie Wines, illus. by Sarah Horne, is an environmental guide. (9-12)

First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children ($7.99) by Noah McCullough rounds up facts about U.S. presidents' offspring. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Scholastic True or False welcomes Baby Animals and Butterflies and Caterpillars by Gilda and Melvin Berger ($4.99 each, 7-10).


Dig It: Buried Treasure ($9.99) by S.K. Dunn, illus. by Dan Jankowski, provides instructions and materials for unearthing buried treasure. (7-12)



Me Too! introduces I Am!, I Can!, I Like! and I Will! by Jen Devere Warner, illus. by Jessica Pena ($7.99 each, 2-6). New Window Board Books are Ship Ahoy!, Enchanted Castle, Farmyard Friends and Jungle Tales by Lyn Coutts, illus. by Kay Widdowson ($4.99 each, 2-up). And Sing Along Activity Books with CDs presents Numbers and Nursery Rhymes by Kim Mitzo Thompson, illus. by Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand ($4.99 each, 3-6).

Paperback Series

Sing-A-Story adds It's Silly Time and ABC Nursery Rhymes by Kim Mitzo Thompson, illus. by Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand ($10.99 each, 3-5). English/Spanish Bilingual Keepsake Stories continues with The Gingerbread Man/El Hombre de Pan de Jengibre by Catherine McCafferty, illus. by Doug Bowles; Mother Goose Rhymes/Las Rimas de Mamá Oca, illus. by CD Hullinger; The Little Red Hen/La Gallinita Roja by Carol Ottolenghi, illus. by Reggie Holliday; and Rapunzel/Rapunzel by McCafferty, illus. by Clive Spong ($3.99 each, 3-8). And Brighter Child gains States, Presidents, How Our Government Works and World Geography by Nathan Hemmelgarn, illus. by Nick Owens ($3.99 each, 9-12).



Amazing Baby releases A First Guide to Baby Signing by Katie Mayne, illus. by Emma Dodd ($14.95, up to 2). Amazing Baby Slot and Sliders greets One Little Bunny! and Guess Who? by A.J. Wood, illus. by Mike Jolley and Dodd ($5.95 each, up to 3). Joining Amazing Baby First Words are Noisy Day! and Quack, Quack! by Beth Harwood, illus. by Jolley and Dodd ($6.95 each, up to 3). Snappy Sounds issues Surprise Party! by Derek Matthews ($12.95, 3-5). Spinning Wheels rolls on with Race Cars and To the Rescue by Margaret Wang, illus. by Andrew Crowson ($12.95 each, 3-up). Sounds of the Wild by Maurice Pledger welcomes Jungle and Ocean ($16.95 each, 5-up). My Accessories by Jenna Winterberg is new to It's My Style ($16.95, 6-up). And 101 Crafts offers 101 Things to Make and Do with Googly Eyes and 101 Things to Make and Do with Jewels by Samantha Chagollan ($9.95 each, 6-up).

History in Action greets Roman Gladiator by Jean Coppendale ($18.95, 8-up). Uncover It introduces Uncover a Dog by Paul Beck ($18.95, 8-up). New Ultimate Guides are Atlas: The Ultimate Guide to the World by Malcolm Watson and Space: The Ultimate Guide to the Universe by John Farndon ($16.95 each, 8-up). Spinning Globe presents Planet Earth by Jen Green ($18.95, 8-up). Explore Within features Explore Within a Pirate Ship by Paul Beck and Explore Within an Egyptian Mummy by Lorraine Jean Hopping ($21.95 each, 8-up). Crime Lab adds Catch the Thief and Trap the Spy by Hunter S. Fulghum ($19.95 each, 8-up). New Field Guides are The Field Guide to Ocean Animals by Phyllis Perry, illus. by Roger Hall and Ryan Hobson; and The Field Guide to Rain Forest Animals by Nancy Honovich, illus. by Marc Dando and Hobson ($15.95 each, 8-up). And Play to Win continues with Backgammon by Elliott Winslow ($18.95, 10-up).


The Potty Train ($9.99) by David Hochman and Ruth Kennison, illus. by Derek Anderson, offers a locomotive spin on potty training. (1-4)

Blue Goose ($15.99) by Nancy Tafuri. Friendly fowl paint their farm. (1-4)

Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby ($16.99) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Diane Goode. Poems and art portray moments in a baby's life. (1-5)

Alphabet ($19.99) by Matthew Van Fleet reveals the alphabet and animals from around the world. (2-5)

All Aboard for Dreamland! ($15.99) by Melanie Harby, illus. by Geraldo Valério. This lullaby takes youngsters on a train ride. (2-5)

Wee Little Chick ($14.99) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by John Butler. The smallest chick can chirp the loudest, eat the most and stand the tallest. (2-6)

Monkey and Me ($15.99) by Emily Gravett. A girl and her stuffed monkey imitate various animals. (2-6)

Bye-bye, Crib ($16.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Ross MacDonald, is a tale about graduating from crib to bed. (2-6)

Utterly Otterly Day ($16.99) by Mary Casanova, illus. by Ard Hoyt. An adventurous otter learns the importance of playing it safe. (3-6)

Jon Scieszka's Trucktown:Smash! Crash! ($16.99) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon, introduces two vehicular main characters in this series. (3-7)

Pilot Pups ($15.99) by Michelle Meadows, illus. by Dan Andreasen. When kids leave toys outside, plush puppies rescue them. (3-7)

Friday My Radio Flyer Flew ($16.99) by Zachary Pullen. Will a child get his old wagon off the ground? (4-7)

The Race of the Century ($15.99) by Barry Downard puts a new spin on the fable of the tortoise and the hare. (4-8)

Fartiste ($16.99) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, illus. by Boris Kulikov, is based on the true story of a man who entertained by passing gas. (4-8)

The Perfect Bear ($16.99) by Gillian Shields, illus. by Gary Blythe. A stuffed bear finds his heart. (4-8)

A Taste of Colored Water ($16.99) by Matt Faulkner. Two children in the civil rights era mistake “colored” water for something wonderful. (6-8)

The Book of Time Outs: The Mostly True History of the World's Biggest Troublemakers ($15.99) by Deb Lucke collects anecdotes about Cleopatra, Napoleon, Babe Ruth, Rosa Parks and others. (6-9)

Independent Dames: The Women and Girls of the American Revolution ($16.99) by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Matt Faulkner, pays tribute to the country's founding mothers. (6-10)

Uncle Sam's America ($15.99) by David Hewitt, illus. by Kathryn Hewitt, recounts American history through Uncle Sam's eyes. (8-10)

Attack of the Growling Eyeballs ($14.99) by Lin Oliver, illus. by Stephen Gilpin. Like the other males in his family, Daniel shrinks to the size of a toe. (8-12)

Found ($15.99) by Margaret Peterson Haddix centers on two boys discovered as babies on a mysterious plane. (8-12)

My Chocolate Year ($15.99) by Charlotte Herman, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Dorrie's European cousin helps her realize what's really important in life. (8-12)

Pyramids and Mummies ($21.99) by Anne Bolton. This pyramid-shaped book explores ancient Egypt. (8-14)

Stella Stands Alone ($16.99) by A. LaFaye. A girl fights to save her family's plantation in the post-Civil War South. (10-14)

The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah ($15.99) by Nora Raleigh Baskin. Caroline, daughter of a Jewish and a non-Jewish parent, tries to reconcile both aspects of her heritage. (10-14)

H.I.V.E.: The Overlord Protocol ($15.99) by Mark Walden. Otto seeks justice in this sequel to H.I.V.E. (10-14)

The Unspoken ($15.99) by Thomas Fahy. Teens who were members of a cult are dying in ways they most feared. (12-up)

You Know Where to Find Me ($15.99) by Rachel Cohn. A girl copes with her cousin's suicide. (12-up)

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye ($15.99) by Deb Caletti. A restaurant customer leaves a teenager a $2.5 million tip. (12-up)

The Demon Queen ($15.99) by Richard Lewis. Jesse wonders if the new family in town could be witches. (12-up)

He Forgot to Say Goodbye ($16.99) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Two boys from different worlds were both abandoned by their father. (12-up)

The Comeback Season ($15.99) by Jennifer E. Smith. A teenage Chicago Cubs fan copes with her father's death in this first novel. (13-up)

On Beale Street ($16.99) by Ronald Kidd. A teen encounters everything that 1950s Memphis has to offer—good and bad. (14-up)


Annie and Snowball are back in Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($15.99, 5-7). Barnstormers adds Game 3: The Tales of the Travelin' Nine by Phil Bildner and Loren Long, illus. by Long ($10.99, 7-10). The Wedding Planner's Daughter welcomes Willa by Heart by Coleen Murtagh Paratore ($15.99, 8-12). The Fog Mound adds Simon's Dream by Susan Schade and Jon Buller ($16.99, 8-12). Insiders offers Human Body by Linda Calabresi ($16.99, 8-12). Amelia returns in Amelia's Itchy-Twitchy, Lovey-Dovey Summer at Camp Mosquito and Amelia's Guide to Babysitting by Marissa Moss ($9.99 each, 10-13). And Pendragon continues with Raven Rise by D.J. MacHale ($17.99, 10-up).



Edgar & Ellen return in Hot Air by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($9.99, 8-12).


Sons of Liberty ($7.99) by Marshall Poe, illus. by Leland Purvis, centers on tensions between teen and father during the Revolutionary War, and starts the Turning Points series. (8-12)

Soccer: From Beckham to Zidane ($9.99) by Chris Morris outlines the history, lore and stars of professional soccer. (8-12)

Hershey Herself ($5.99) by Cecilia Galanta. This debut novel tackles the issue of domestic violence. (9-13)

Maggie Bean Stays Afloat ($5.99) by Tricia Rayburn is a sequel to The Melting of Maggie Bean. (9-13)

The School for Cool by P.G. Kain ($5.99) follows Dumped by Popular Demand in The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts. (9-13)

Portia's Ultra Mysterious Double Life ($5.99) by Anna Hays. Portia finds clues about her missing father's whereabouts. (9-13)

Me, In Between ($5.99) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. A girl who went through puberty early is torn between trying to grow up and trying not to. (9-13)

Paperback Series

Ready to Read adds Ant Hill: Spring Is Here! and Picnic! by Joan Holub, illus. by Will Terry ($3.99 each, 3-5); Snack Attack by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Stacy Curtis; Kay Thompson'sEloise: Eloise at the Ball Game and Eloise Throws a Party!, based on the characters created by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight, text adapted by Lisa McClatchy, art adapted by Tammie Lyon; Wonders of America: Yellowstone by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace; Jon Scieszka's Trucktown: Peter's Party and Zoom! Boom! Bully by Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon ($3.99 each, 4-6); and Childhood of Famous Americans: Thomas Jefferson and the Ghostriders by Howard Goldsmith, illus. by Drew Rose ($3.99, 5-7).

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew adds two mysteries by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($3.99 each, 6-9); and Keene's Nancy Drew: Girl Detective has three additions ($4.99-$5.99 each, 8-12). Sleepover Squad offers Keeping Secrets and Pony Party! by P.J. Denton, illus. by Julia Denos ($3.99 each, 6-9). The Kennedy Center Presents begins with Capital Kids: Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major, adapted by Ronald Kidd from the play by Tom Isbell, illus. by Ard Hoyt ($10.99, 7-10). Summer Camp Secrets debuts with Pranked, Acting Out and Friends ForNever by Katy Grant ($5.99 each, 8-12). Dog Watch gains The Turtle-Hatching Mystery by Mary Casanova, illus. by Omar Rayyan ($4.99, 8-12). And Nancy Drew/Hardy Books Super Mysteries presents Danger Overseas by Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon ($5.99, 8-12).

Childhood of Famous Americans welcomes Jesse Owens by M.M. Eboch, illus. by Meryl Henderson ($5.99, 8-12). Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers adds a trio of titles by Franklin W. Dixon ($4.99-$5.99 each, 8-12). Fablehaven issues Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull ($6.99, 8-12). The Beacon Street Girls adds Time's Up and Katani's Jamaican Holiday by Annie Bryant ($7.99 each, 9-13). Hi-Lo releases Al's World: Monkey Business by Elise Leonard ($5.99, 10-14). Launching Pendragon Graphic Novels is The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale ($12.99, 10-up). And The Ashleys offers Jealous? by Melissa de la Cruz ($9.99, 11-14).


Little Boy ($15.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. A boy takes time to play, from the creators of Someday. (All ages)

You're a Grand Old Flag ($16.99) by George M. Cohan, illus. by Norman Rockwell. Paintings accompany this patriotic song. (All ages)

Mythological Creatures ($17.99) by Lynn Curlee portrays beasts and heroes from mythology. (All ages)

Big Bad Bunny ($16.99) by Franny Billingsley, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Sick of her babyish name, Baby Boo-Boo the mouse dons a big, bad bunny suit. (2-5)

Monarch and Milkweed ($17.99) by Helen Frost, illus. by Leonid Gore, reveals the relationship between this butterfly and the milkweed plant. (3-7)

My Friend, the Starfinder ($16.99) by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Stephen Gammell. A child tells of a mysterious neighbor who found real stars and rainbows in his youth. (4-7)

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist ($16.99) by Judi Barrett, illus. by John Nickle, examines the perils of engaging in certain activities with animals. (4-8)

Steel Town ($16.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Terry Widener. This portrait of an imaginary town derives from American steel towns of the 1930s. (4-8)

Mr. Pusskins and Little Whiskers: Another Love Story ($15.99) by Sam Lloyd. In this follow-up to Mr. Pusskins, Emily brings home a mischievous kitten. (4-8)

The Dog Who Loved the Moon ($15.99) by Cristina Garcia, illus. by Sebastiá Serra. How can Pilar help her new puppy, who is lovesick for the moon? (4-8)

Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House ($15.99) by Haven Kimmel, illus. by Peter Brown. A boy tries to cope with family troubles. (7-12)

Acting Out ($16.99) by Avi, Susan Cooper et al., ed. by Justin Chanda, presents six original one-act plays. (8-12)

The Underneath ($16.99) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by David Small. A hound dog in the bayou befriends a calico cat and her new kittens. (8-12)

The Bronze Pen ($16.99) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Audrey discovers that everything she writes with her new pen comes true. (8-12)

Robots ($21.99) by Clive Gifford. This compendium of robots features the same format as Gifford's Pirates. (8-12)

Chiggers ($16.99, Aladdin paperback $9.99) by Hope Larsen reveals friendships and betrayals among girls at summer camp. (10-14)

Shooting the Moon ($16.99) by Frances O'Roark Dowell. Jamie goes into a tailspin when her beloved soldier brother goes missing in Vietnam. (10-up)

Crazy Diamond ($17.99) by David Chotjewitz, trans. by Doris Orgel, covers the rise and fall of a young German pop star. (12-up)

Outside Beauty ($16.99) by Cynthia Kadohata. When their mother is injured in a car crash, four sisters must live with their respective fathers. (12-up)

Three Little Words ($17.99) by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. In this memoir, a girl living with an abusive foster family finds a way to break free. (12-up)

Shift ($16.99) by Jennifer Bradbury. Two best friends set off on a cross-country bike trip, but one is keeping a big secret. (12-up)

The Sky Inside ($16.99) by Clare B. Dunkle. Martin tries to escape his domed suburb, allegedly a perfect world. (12-up)

Beneath My Mother's Feet ($16.99) by Amjed Qamar. After her father's accident and brother's disappearance, a teen helps her mother clean houses in Karachi, Pakistan. (12-up)

Ivy ($17.99) by Julie Hearn. The youngest in a family of thieves finds a new path after a benefactor sends her to school. (12-up)


From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. MacGuire presents Phineas L. MacGuire... Blasts Off! by Frances O'Roark Dowell, illus. by Preston McDaniels ($16.99, 8-12). Fame by Mariah Fredericks joins the In the Cards trilogy ($15.99, 10-14). And Alice returns in Almost Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($16.99, 14-up).


Paperbacks in Spanish

Go Diego Go! adds Diego y Papi al rescate (Diego and Papi to the Rescue) by Wendy Wax, illus. by John Horn; and Mis amigos animals (My Animal Friends) by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Alex Maher. Dora la Exploradora (Dora the Explorer) offers ¡Di “aaaa!”: Dora va al médico (Say “Ahhh!”: Dora Goes to the Doctor) by Phoebe Beinstein ($3.99 each, 3-7).


Rock-a-Bye Farm ($7.99) by Diane Johnston Hamm, illus. by Alexi Natchev. A farmer rocks a baby and animals to sleep. (1-4)

Ten Tiny Tickles ($7.99) by Karen Katz counts the number of times family members tickle their new baby. (1-5)

What Kind of Rabbit Are You? Pop-up ($7.99) by Liz Goulet Dubois introduces rabbits of different colors, shapes and sizes. (2-5)

Caterpillar to Butterfly: A Colorful Adventure ($8.99) by Sally Symes, illus. by Sharon Harmer. A plush caterpillar eats his way through the book, with a pop-up ending. (2-5)

Daddy's Lullaby ($7.99) by Tony Bradman, illus. by Jason Cockcroft. A father sings a lullaby to a baby who's had a bad dream. (2-5)

Five Spring Fairies: A Counting Book with Flaps and Pop-Ups! ($9.99) by Joan Holub, illus. by Cathy Couri. Fairies disappear and reappear. (3-5)

Learn with Dinos! ($12.99) by Bía Ernst, illus. by Stephanie Bauer, introduces patterning, sequencing, colors and shapes. (3-5)


Lift-the-Flaps offers Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs? by Karen Katz ($6.99, 1-4). Calico returns in Uh-oh, Calico! and Friends for Calico! by Karma Wilson, illus. by Buket Erodogan ($7.99 each, 1-4). Katy Duck stars in Katy Duck, Dance Star: A Book About Saying You're Sorry and Katy Duck, Center Stage by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole ($7.99 each, 2-5). Little Quack is back in Little Quack's New Friend by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson ($7.99, 2-6). My Little Ballet Bag by Nathan Reed is a new My Little title ($6.99, 3-5). Jon Scieszka's Trucktown adds Meet Jack Truck! by Hunter McKown ($5.99), McKown's Vroom! It's Color Time ($6.99) and Who's That Truck? by Tom Mason and Dan Danko ($7.99), all illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon (3-5). Hollie Hobbie & Friends reappear in Happy Easter, Holly! by Sonali Fry, illus. by Bob Berry ($3.99, 4-8).


Jesus Loves Me! ($7.99) by Tim Warnes illustrates this song. (2-5)

My Mommy and Me and My Daddy and Me ($7.99 each) by Karen Hill, illus. by Melissa Iwai, include picture frames on the covers for parents' photos. (2-5)

I Can Be a Blessing ($7.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Hala Wittwer. This book about blessings includes shifting panels. (3-6)


The Land of Milk and Honey adds Hello, Spring! ($7.99) by G Studios. Animals celebrate spring. (2-5)


On Top of the Potty ($16.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, gives familiar tunes potty-training themes. (2-5)

Alistair and Kip's Great Adventure ($15.99) by John Segal. Two friends build a boat and sail into a storm. (3-6)

All Aboard! A Traveling Alphabet ($17.99), concept by Chris L. Demarest, illus. by Bill Mayer, illustrates the alphabet with vintage poster-like images. (3-7)

Sees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes... Naturally ($16.99) by Betsy Franco, illus. by Steve Jenkins, explores the beauty of nature. (3-7)

Doctor Ted ($14.99) by Andrea Beaty, illus. by Pascal Lemaître. After bumping his knee, Ted decides he'll become a doctor. (4-8)

Horse ($16.99) by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Angelo Rinaldo, follows the first year in a horse's life. (5-9)

The McElderry Book of Greek Myths ($21.99) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Pep Montserrat, presents 12 classic myths. (6-10)

Oops! ($17.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by Edward Koren, offers 100 poems. (7-10)

The Lost-and-Found Tooth ($16.99) by Louise Borden, illus. by Adam Gustavson. A child is apprehensive about being the last one to lose baby teeth. (7-10)

The Magic Pillow ($19.99) by Demi. Will the fame and fortune Ping experiences while dreaming on a magic pillow make him happy? (7-10)

Uncle Pirate ($15.99) by Douglas Rees, illus. by Tony Auth, introduces a boy whose uncle is a pirate. (7-10)

Freedom Train ($15.99) by Evelyn Coleman. A boy in the 1940s South awakens to the injustices surrounding him. (8-12)

One Small Step ($16.99) by P.B. Kerr. NASA recruits a boy as a pilot for a secret program launching a test flight to the moon. (8-14)

America at War ($21.99), selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, compiles 55 poems about American wars. (8-up)

Quest ($15.99) by Kathleen Benner Duble. An adventurer at sea and a spy are among the voices recounting Henry Hudson's last voyage. (10-14)

Forever Rose ($16.99) by Hilary McKay presents the fifth book about the Casson family. (10-14)

Defying the Diva ($16.99) by D. Anne Love. This novel about a bully touches on fears, friendships and fighting back. (12-up)

City of Ashes ($17.99) by Cassandra Clare follows City of Bones in the Mortal Instruments trilogy. (14-up)


The Wave Walkers offers Pirate Wars by Kai Meyer, trans. by Elizabeth D. Crawford ($16.99, 10-14).


Wake ($15.99) by Lisa McMann. A teen who gets pulled into others' dreams falls into a nightmare. (14-up)


Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You ($12.99) by Deborah Reber provides advice for handling the pressures of everyday life. (12-up)

My Summer on Earth ($8.99) by Tom Lombardi. In this debut novel, a teenage alien learns what it's like to be human. (14-up)

100 Girls ($9.99) by Adam Gallardo, illus. by Todd Demong, is a graphic novel about a teen who discovers she's one of 100 super-powered clones. (14-up)

Fat Hoochie Prom Queen ($8.99) by Nico Medina. A popular overweight girl and her skinny rival vie for title of prom queen. (14-up)

Secrets of My Suburban Life ($7.99) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. A teen learns that her widower father is corresponding online with her schoolmate. (14-up)

Crimes of the Sarahs ($7.99) by Kristen Tracy centers on girls in a teen clique that commits petty crimes. (14-up)

Model: A Memoir ($9.99) by Cheryl Diamond. The author recounts her career as a supermodel. (14-up)

Read My Lips ($8.99) by Teri Brown. At her new school, a deaf teen uses lip-reading to infiltrate the popular crowd and tame the school rebel. (14-up)

Prama ($8.99) by Jamie Ponti offers four characters' perspectives on the prom. (14-up)

I Heart You, You Haunt Me ($7.99) by Lisa Schroeder. A teen's late boyfriend visits her in her dreams. (14-up)

Unleashed ($7.99) by Kristopher Reisz. A high school senior falls in with a group of outcasts who shape-shift into wolves. (14-up)

Perfect You ($9.99) by Elizabeth Scott. A teen juggles a love interest, her best friend's new popularity and working at her father's vitamin stand. (14-up)

Paperback Series

The Romantic Comedies issues Love, Hollywood Style by P.J. Ruditis, Something Borrowed by Catherine Hapka and Party Favor by Whitney Lyles ($6.99 each, 12-up). Once Upon a Time adds The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of “Rumpelstiltskin” by Suzanne Weyn ($6.99, 12-up). Private offers Legacy and Ambition by Kate Brian ($9.99 each, 14-up). And DRAMA! continues with Show, Don't Tell by Paul Ruditis ($8.99, 14-up).



Follow the Reader adds Sesame Street and Littlest Pet Shop ($24.99 each, 3-6).



The Backyardigans return in Opposites Race by Irene Kilpatrick, illus. by Susan Hall ($5.99, 1-4); and Kilpatrick's Away We Go!, illus. by Carlo Lo Raso ($8.99, 2-4). Dora the Explorer stars in three titles ($5.99-$12.95 each, 1-4 to 2-5). Go Diego Go! releases Diego Discovers by Kara McMahon, illus. by Warner McGee ($12.99, 1-4); and Rescue Truck Saves the Day! by Sydney Parker, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($8.99, 3-6). Wonder Pets! gains Teamwork Saves the Day!: Book and Beanie Baby Gift Set ($12.99, 2-5). And Blue's Clues adds Happy Easter, Sprinkles! by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Dane Kanemoto ($5.99, 2-5).

Paperback Series

Dora the Explorer is back in Dora's Magic Watering Can by Lisa Rao, illus. by Victoria Miller ($4.99, 3-6); and Dora and the Stuck Truck! by Phoebe Beinstein, illus. by Robert Roper and Say “Ahhh!”: Dora Goes to the Doctor by Beinstein ($3.99 each, 3-7). Go Diego Go! adds five titles ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-7 to 4-7). Blue's Clues issues two tales ($3.99 each, 3-7). Jakers! offers What's Hatching?, adapted by Catherine Lukas ($3.99, 3-7). The Backyardigans continues with two books ($3.99 each, 3-7). Ready to Read has eight additions ($3.99 each, 4-6 to 6-8). SpongeBob SquarePants stars in four books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). The Incredible Hulk reappears in The Incredible Hulk Movie, adapted by Orli Zuravicky ($3.99, 5-8); and The Incredible Hulk Movie Novelization, adapted by Gene Hult ($5.99, 8-12). Everybody HatesChris continues with two titles ($5.99 each, 7-10). There are four new Avatar books ($3.99-$5.99 each, 7-10 to 7-12). And Sprouse Bros. 47 R.O.N.I.N. gains The Betrayal and The Comeback by Kevin Ryan with Dylan and Cole Sprouse, illus. by Lawrence Christmas ($5.99 each, 9-14).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)


The Book of Lowmoor by Richard Poole continues with Iron Angel ($19.95, paper $11.95, 12-up).


(PGW, dist.)

Saffy ($8.95) by Paola Opal is a board book featuring a baby giraffe who wants to do things without her mother's help. (1-3)

The World That Loved Books ($17.95) by Stephen Parlato is a redesigned edition of this story about the wonder of reading books. (3-up)

Where You Came From ($16.95) by Sara O'Leary, illus. by Julie Morstad, is a sequel to When You Were Small. (4-8)

The Red Shoes ($16.95) by Eleri Glass, illus. by Ashley Spires. Can a girl convince her mother to buy her bright red shoes? (4-8)

Monkey World: An A—Z of Occupations ($16.95) by Matthew Porter. Poems present an alphabetical round-up of playful jobs in a monkey's world. (4-8)

King of Rome ($16.95) by Dave Sudbury, illus. by Hans Saefkow, is a song recounting a 1913 pigeon race from Rome to England. (4-8)


The Windy series adds Foggy by Judith Steedman and Robin Mitchell ($14.95, 2-5).


The Golden Sword ($8.95) by Oliver Neubert. A princess searches for a sword that will save the world from evil. (8-12)


(IPG, dist.)

Understanding Sam and Asperger Syndrome ($17.95) by Clarabelle van Niekerk and Liezl Venter reveals the challenges faced by a boy with Asperger's syndrome. (5-7)


Say Daddy! ($15.95) by Michael Shoulders, illus. by Teri Weidner. A bear family celebrates the birth of a baby by sharing its love of reading. (6 mos.-up)

Willow ($16.95) by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan, illus. by Cyd Moore. Willow's imagination transforms her art teacher's classroom. (4-8)

Titanicat ($17.95) by Marty Crisp, illus. by Robert Papp, is based on the true story of a cabin boy who cared for the ship's cat on the Titanic. (6-12)

Z Is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet ($17.95) by Helen L. Wilbur, illus. by Victor Juhasz, focuses on the culture, language and lesssons of the Greek gods. (6-12)

W Is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet ($17.95) by Marie and Roland Smith, illus. by John Megahan, introduces ocean creatures alphabetically. (6-12)

W Is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet ($17.95) by Ruth Strother, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, takes an alphabetical look at canines. (6-12)


Tales of the World presents Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Yan Nascimbene ($17.95, 6-12). And Tales of Young Americans adds Riding to Washington by Gwenyth Swain, illus. by David Geister ($17.95, 6-12).


(Chronicle, dist.)

ArtLab Car Design Studio ($22.99) by Frank M. Young is a kit offering instructions and materials for illustrating customized cars. (7-up)

SmartLab Remote Control Rocket ($19.99) by Paul Beck includes a manual and materials to build a rocket. (8-up)


Baby Pig Time to Play and Baby Polar Bear Learns to Swim ($6.95 each) by Laura Gates Galvin reveal young animals' activities. (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

Alphabet of Sports by Barbie Heit Schwaeber, illus. by David Lowe; and Alphabet of Music by Schwaeber, illus. by Jorge Santillan ($15.95 each) are alphabet books packaged with a CD. (5-7)

Black Bear Cub at Sweet Berry Trail ($16.95, book and tape $19.95, paper $6.95, paperback and tape $8.95, micro book $4.95, micro book and plush $9.95) by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Will Nelson. A bear family searches for food. (5-7)

Mosasaurus: Mighty Ruler of the Sea ($14.95 book and CD, paper $6.95, paperback and CD $8.95, micro book $2.95, micro book and plush $9.95) by Karen Wagner, illus. by Karen Carr. Will Mosasaurus make his way through the water to find a snack? (5-7)

I've Been Working on the Railroad ($14.95 book and CD, paperback and CD $8.95) by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Dan Brown, presents this song. (5-7)


The Adventures of Isabel ($16.95) by Ogden Nash, illus. by Bridget Starr Taylor, follows a courageous girl who faces four foes head on. (4-8)

Fairy Foals ($19.95) by Suzanah is a diary about the discovery of a magical garden and tiny winged horses. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Lucky Foot Stable adds A Star Discovered by Joann Dawson ($6.99, 8-12).


Nick of Time
($17.95) by Ted Bell is the author's first YA novel, in which the hero uses time travel to rescue two children from pirates. (10-14)


Cruel Summer ($8.95) by Alyson Noël. Colby's summer vacation is interrupted when she's forced to live with her aunt on an island in Greece. (12-17)


Termites on a Stick: A Chimp Learns to Use a Tool ($16.95) by Michèle Coxon. A young chimp learns how to use a stick to fish for termites. (4-8)

Oh No, Woolly Bear! ($14.95) by Patricia McFadden, illus. by Michèle Coxon. Woolly Bear Caterpillar visits various insects as he looks for a place to stay for the winter. (2-5)

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire ($15.95, paper $5.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler. A child faces tries to win acceptance by lying, but difficulties ensue. (5-8)

El examen de primer grado/First Grade Takes a Test ($15.95, paper $5.95) by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler. First graders learn that tests do not grade being creative, kind, and being a good friend in this bilingual title. (5-8)


Just Like Me ($14.95) by Adam Relf. Armadillos hide in this tale with textured images. (4-6)

Cesar Takes a Break ($14.95) by Susan Collins Thoms, illus. by Rogé, features a classroom's pet iguana on the loose. (4-7)

Stella, Unleashed: Notes from the Doghouse ($14.95) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Paul Meisel, offers a dog's poetic, opinionated musings. (4-7)

Animal Band ($14.95) by Christopher Jennings. When humans leave, animals take up their instruments. (4-up)

The City Kid & the Suburb Kid ($14.95) by Deb Pilutti, illus. by Linda Bleck. Kids can read about one boy and flip the book over to read about his cousin. (4-up)

Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature's Footprints ($14.95) by Jim Arnosky reveals tracks of wild and domestic animals. (6-up)

The Big Book of Adventure ($12.95), illus. by Pedro Rodriguez, collects 11 stories by Daniel Defoe, Jules Verne and others. (8-up)

Animals Records ($24.95) by Mark Carwardine compiles thousands of facts and photos of remarkable animals. (10-up)


Begin Smart launches with 20 titles by Harriet Ziefert, including What Does Baby See? ($6.95, up to 6 mos.); Hi! Bye! ($5.95, 6-12 mos.), Moo! Moo! Who Are You? ($9.95, 12-18 mos.) and Mommy and Me ($9.95, 18 mos.-2 yrs.). Step Inside adds Dinosaurs and Egypt ($9.95 each, 3-6). Gyo Fujikawa offers Fairy Tales and Fables ($9.95) and Baby Animals ($5.95), illus. by Fujikawa (3-7). Classic Starts introduces 10 classics including The Jungle Book and Pinocchio ($5.95 each, 7-9). Up Close presents Fighter Planes, Fire Engines, Heavy Equipment and Submarines by Andra Serlin Abramson ($9.95 each, 7-12). Folktales of the World continues with The Hungry Clothes & Other Jewish Folktales by Peninnah Schram, illus. by Gianni DeConno ($14.95, 8-12). And there are six new Sterling Biographies ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-up).

Paperback Series

I'm Going to Read adds eight titles ($3.95 each, 4-6 to 8-up). Mysteries Unwrapped features The Secrets of Alcatraz by Susan Sloate and Mutants & Monsters by Oliver Ho, both illus. by Josh Cochran ($5.95, 8-12). New All-Action Classics are Dracula by Michael Mucci, illus. by Ben Caldwell; and Tom Sawyer by Tim Mucci, illus. by Rad Sechrist ($6.95 each, 10-14). And Sterling Point gains Pearl Harbor Attack by Edwin Hoyt and The Swamp Fox of the Revolution by Stewart Holbrook ($6.95 each, 12-up).



The Hacky Sack Handbook: The Tips & Tricks for Becoming an Expert Shredder ($14.95) by Dr. Wham-O includes instruction book, footbag and DVD. (10-up)

The Girls' Guide to Campfire Activities ($12.95) by Elizabeth Encarnacion rounds up camp activities. (10-up)

The Girls' Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU ($9.95) by Kelli Dunham, illus. by Laura Tallardy, addresses hygiene, exercise, changing bodies and more. (10-up)


Fine As We Are ($14.95) by Algy Craig Hall. A young frog copes with his mother's multitude of new babies. (2-4)

Grumpy Cat ($14.95) by Britta Teckentrup. A feline wants to join in the other cats' fun, but doesn't know how. (2-4)

Ha Ha, Baby! ($14.95) by Kate Petty, illus. by Georgie Birkett. What will it take to get a glaring baby to giggle? (2-4)

I Love Korky ($14.95) by Christiano Sorrentino, storyline by Teddy Slater, features a mischievous puppy. (2-4)

The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo ($14.95) by Jonathan Allen. Farm animals experiment with language. (2-4)

No More Pacifier for Piggy ($12.95) by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams. Piggy's pacifier keeps getting in his way. (2-4)

Elephant's Story ($14.95) by Harriet Blackford, illus. by Manja Stojic, introduces a young elephant and facts about its species. (3-6)


1,2,3 and ABC: What a Clever Concept presents 1 Teddy Bear, A Big Dog, A Black Cat, A Happy Home, A Red Train and A Starfish ($6.95 each, 2-4).



Drawing the New Adventure Cartoons: Cool Spies, Evil Guys and Action Heroes ($19.95) by Chris Hart shows how to draw adventure cartoons. (10-16)

Manga Mania: Romance: Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys ($19.95) by Chris Hart is a manga drawing guide. (10-18)


Paperback Series

New CosmoGIRL! titles are Ask CosmoGIRL! About Beauty: All the Answers to Your Questions About Hair, Makeup, Skin & More ($5.95, 13-19); and CosmoGIRL! The Book of Happy Things by Sarah Wassner Flynn ($6.95, 12-17).


Home Run! My Baseball Book and Touchdown! My Football Book ($5.95 each) by David Diehl are board books celebrating these sports. (up to 4)

Is My Hamster Wild? The Secret Lives of Hamsters, Gerbils & Guinea Pigs ($9.95) by Rain Newcomb and Rose McLarney follows Is My Dog a Wolf? and Is My Cat a Tiger? (6-up).

Sweet Eats: Mmmore Than Just Desserts ($9.99) by Rose Dunnington compiles recipes for sweet fare. (8-up)


The Amazing Step-by-Step Art Card Studio offers Cars, Trucks, Trains & Planes You Can Draw and Fantasy Creatures You Can Draw by Linda Ragsdale ($9.95 each, 5-up).


I Don't Care If We're There Yet: The Backseat Boredom Buster ($12.95) by Joanne O'Sullivan, illus. by Susan McBride, compiles puzzles, quizzes and brainteasers. (8-12)


Paperback Series

No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels stages Hamlet, MacBeth and Romeo & Juliet ($9.95 each, 10-12).


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Paperback Series

OriGrafix offers OriGrafix Japan and OriGrafix Fun by Studio Cochae ($16.95 each, 9-up).



Sesame Street has four additions by Laura Gates Galvin ($4.99-$14.99 each, 3-up to 5-7). Disney/Pixar Cars presents two titles by Dawn Bentley ($12.99-$14.99 each, 3-up to 5-7). Disney Winnie the Pooh gains Write-with-Me-Alphabet Learn-on-the-Go ($14.99, 5-7) and Disney Winnie the Pooh Storybooks adds four titles by Galvin ($7.99 each, 3-up). Step-by-Step Books debuts with Disney Princess: Spelling Fun and Disney/Pixar Cars: Spelling Fun by Ruth Cullen; and Sesame Street: Abby Spells by Galvin, illus. by Bob Berry ($14.99 each, 3-up). And Disney Princess adds three titles with CDs ($4.99-$12.99 each, 3-up); and Disney Princess Storybooks has four board book and CD additions by Ben Nussbaum and Galvin ($7.99 each, 3-up).

Smithsonian gains Make Friends Around the World Carry-a-Tune, illus. by Nan Brooks ($4.99, 3-up); and Animals A to Z Zip & Carry by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Kristin Kest ($12.99, 3-up). AVMA offers Dog Saves the Day Learn & Carry by Liam O'Donnell, illus. by Robert Hynes ($12.99, 3-up). Disney Little Einsteins presents Explore with Little Einsteins Flat Learn & Carry and Musical Adventure Zip & Carry by Galvin ($12.99 each, 3-up). Mother Goose Storybooks adds four titles with CDs ($7.99 each, 3-up). And Disney MickeyMouse Clubhouse offers Learning Library Travel Pack ($12.99, 3-up).


Animals Are Sleeping ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Gary R. Phillips, is a bedtime tale about slumbering critters. (2-6)

Kersplatypus ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Susan Mitchell, illus. by Sherry Rogers. After the big rains, a platypus sets out to find his place in the world. (3-7)

'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Catherine Ipcizade, illus. by Ben Hodson. Will misbehaving animals keep zookeepers from holding Zoo Day without incident? (3-7)

The Best Nest ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Doris Mueller, illus. by Sherry Neidigh. A magpie tries to teach other birds about nest building. (4-8)