The Invisible Book ($10.95) by Bracha Goetz, illus. by Patti Agroff. A boy ponders the invisible nature of many real things. (2-5)

Fit for a Princess ($10.95) by Risa Rotman, illus. by Tova Leff. What are the best clothes for a princess? (3-5)

I Go to a Wedding ($10.95) by Rikki Benenfeld views a wedding through the eyes of two children. (3-6)


Walk On!: Gift Ed. ($9.95) by Marla Frazee is a gift edition of this book about beginning to walk. (All ages)

A Beginning, a Muddle, and an End: The Right Way to Write Writing ($14.95) by Avi, illus. by Tricia Tusa, is a sequel to The End of the Beginning. (All ages)

Uh-oh! ($16) by Rachel Isadora reveals a day in the life of a rambunctious toddler. (2-5)

A Birthday for Cow! ($12.95) by Jan Thomas is a tale involving birthday cakes, turnips and friendship. (3-5)

Bebé Goes to the Beach ($16) by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Steven Salerno, is a companion to Bebé Goes Shopping. (3-5)

1, 2, Buckle My Shoe ($16) by Anna Grossnickle Hines offers a twist on a familiar nursery rhyme. (3-5)

Puppies and Piggies ($16) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Ivan Bates, shows farm animals engaged in their favorite pastimes. (3-5)

Oodles of Animals ($17) by Lois Ehlert. Rhymes and collages explore the animal kingdom. (3-7)

We Are One: Book and Musical CD ($17.95) by Ysaye M. Barnwell, illus. by Brian Pinkney, pays tribute to community and diversity. (3-7)

Little Blue Truck ($16) by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry. With help from his friends, a truck finds his way out of a jam. (3-7)

Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems ($17) by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Janet Stevens. Mr. Mutt gives advice to dogs in need via letters. (3-7)

To Be Like the Sun ($16) by Susan Marie Swanson, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, celebrates the growth of a sunflower. (3-7)

Tadpole Rex ($16) by Kurt Cyrus. A tadpole can’t wait to be as big as the dinosaurs living nearby. (3-7)

In a Blue Room ($16) by Jim Averbeck, illus. by Tricia Tusa. At bedtime, Alice can only sleep in a blue room. (3-7)

Potato Joe ($16) by Keith Baker is a counting book starring spuds. (3-7)

Just What Mama Needs ($16) by Sharlee Glenn, illus. by Amiko Hirao. A puppy dresses in different guises to help her mother with chores. (3-7)

The Rubber-Legged Ducky ($16) by John G. Keller, illus. by Henry Cole. Having an extra spring in his step helps a duckling when a hungry fox arrives. (3-7)

Little Rabbit and the Night Mare ($16) by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise, is a companion book to Imagine Harry. (3-7)

Rabbit & Squirrel: A Tale of War and Peas ($16) by Kara LaReau, illus. by Scott Magoon. Can two sworn enemies ever make amends? (3-7)

Snoring Beauty ($16) by Bruce Hale, illus. by Howard Fine, introduces a princess who has been turned into a pink and purple dragon. (5-8)

Giant Meatball ($16) by Robert Weinstock. When a large rolling meatball creates mayhem, townsfolk decide to invite him to dinner. (5-8)

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever ($16) by Marla Frazee. Two boys at nature camp discover they have more fun indoors. (6-9)

Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures ($16) by Julie Larios, illus. by Julie Paschkis, collects poems about mythological beings. (6-9)

Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew ($15) by Ursula Vernon. A shrew sails off on an accidental adventure. (8-12)

Twice Upon a Marigold ($17) by Jean Ferris is a sequel to Once Upon a Marigold. (10-up)

Juliet’s Moon ($17) by Ann Rinaldi. During the Civil War, Juliet must decide how far she’ll go to protect the people and things she holds dear. (10-up)

Facts of Life: Stories ($16) by Gary Soto compiles tales about growing up. (10-up)

the dead and the gone ($17) by Susan Beth Pfeffer is a companion novel to Life As We Knew It. (12-up)

Genius Squad ($17) by Catherine Jinks is a follow-up to Evil Genius. (12-up)

In Mozart’s Shadow: Nannerl’s Story ($17) by Carolyn Meyer is a historical novel about Mozart’s musically talented sister. (12-up)

Streams of Babel ($17) by Carol Plum-Ucci. Can teens track terrorists who have unleashed a deadly biochemical agent in the New Jersey water supply? (14-up)


Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa are back in Rain or Shine by Erica Silverman, illus. by Betsy Lewin ($15, 6-9). Mr. Putter & Tabby return in Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard ($15, 6-9). And The Noble Warrior Sequence continues with Noman by William Nicholson ($17, 12-up).


A Kid’s Guide to Washington, D.C.: Revised and Updated Ed. ($14) includes new text and photos. (6-up)

Paperback Series

Saving Grace adds More Than Friends by Katherine Spencer ($6.95, 12-up).


Daniel’s Pet/Daniel y su mascota ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Alma Flor Ada, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Daniel’s pet hatches a surprise. (4-6)

What Day Is It?/¿Qué día es hoy? ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Alex Moran, trans. by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Daniel Moreton. Did Gil’s friends forget his birthday? (4-6)

Digger Pig and the Turnip/Marranita Poco Rabo y el nabo ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Caron Lee Cohen, illus. by Christopher Denise, trans. by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Digger wonders who will help her make—and eat—turnip pie. (5-7)

Get That Pest!/¡Agarren a ése! ($12.95, paper $3.95) by Erin Douglas, trans. by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Wong Herbert Yee. Before a couple can surprise the wolf who’s stealing their eggs, he surprises them. (5-7)


Bow-Wowattracts opposites and Bow-Wow hears things ($4.95 each) by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash are concept board books. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)

Peekaboo, Blueberry! ($8.95) by Barney Saltzberg. This companion to Hi, Blueberry! features textures and flaps. (6 mos.-3 yrs.)


Dogfessions ($19.99) by Nikki Moustaki. Postcards provide a look into the minds and hearts of dogs and their owners. (All ages)

Don’t Bump the Glump! ($17.99) by Shel Silverstein is a reissue of the author’s first poetry collection, from 1964. (All ages)

Sometimes You Get What You Want ($16.99) by Meredith Gary, illus. by Lisa Brown, offers life lessons for preschoolers. (1-3)

Daddy Hug ($16.99) by Tim Warnes, illus. by Jane Chapman, celebrates the uniqueness of fathers. (3-5)

The Dog Princess Fairy Tails ($16.99) by the Dog Artlist Collection. This story of a puppy princess is illustrated with photos. (3-6)

What Do We Do with the Baby? ($16.99) by Rick Walton, illus. by Paige Miglio, shows a baby being hugged, kissed, washed and fed. (3-6)

Woolbur ($16.99) by Leslie Helakoski, illus. by Lee Harper, introduces a sheep who follows his own path. (3-6)

How Do You Say Good Night? ($16.99) by Raina Moore, illus. by Robin Luebs. A pup, duckling and baby bid goodnight. (3-7)

The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas! ($14.99) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Michael Emberley. What do grandparents do to make you happy and what can you do in return? (3-7)

Charlie Hits It Big ($16.99) by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Denise Brunkus. A guinea pig goes off to Hollywood to become a movie star. (3-8)

Harvey Moon, Museum Boy ($16.99) by Pat Cummings. What happens when a boy and his pet lizard are trapped overnight in a museum? (3-8)

Jazzmatazz! ($16.99) by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Bruce Degen. Animals join a jam band. (3-8)

Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose Favorites ($12.99) by Mary Engelbreit compiles familiar rhymes. (3-8)

Mother, You’re the Best! (But Sister, You’re a Pest!) ($16.99) by Diane deGroat. Gilbert searches for the right Mother’s Day present. (3-8)

Welcome to Your World, Baby ($16.99) by Brooke Shields, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld. A big sister welcomes her baby sibling home. (3-8)

Marshmallow ($16.99) by Clare Turlay Newberry. A baby rabbit turns a cat’s life upside down. (4-6)

Dirt on My Shirt ($16.99) by Jeff Foxworthy, illus. by Steve Bjorkman, compiles rhymed verses by this comic. (4-7)

Duck Soup ($16.99) by Jackie Urbanovic is a follow-up to Duck at the Door. (4-7)

Captain Cheech ($16.99) by Cheech Marin, illus. by Orlando L. Ramirez. In this companion to Cheech the School Bus Driver, Cheech turns his vehicle into a boat and enters a boat race. (4-8)

The Cow That Laid an Egg ($16.99) by Andy Cutbill, illus. by Russell Ayto. With the help of crafty chickens, a cow lays an egg. (4-8)

A Dinosaur Called Tiny ($16.99) by Alan Durant, illus. by Jo Simpson, centers on a diminutive dino with a big heart. (4-8)

Gideon’s Dream ($16.99) by Ken and Maddy Dychtwald, Dave Zaboski and Grace Zaboski, illus. by Dave Zaboski. A caterpillar changes into a butterfly. (4-8)

It’s Not Fair! ($16.99) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. From time to time, everybody feels that life isn’t fair. (4-8)

Naughty Cherie! ($16.99) by Joyce Carol Oates, illus. by Mark Graham. The cutest kitten in the litter is not the best behaved. (4-8)

Read All About It! ($17.99) by Laura and Jenna Bush, illus. by Denise Brunkus, reveals the exciting things that happen when one reads. (4-8)

Seamore, the Very Forgetful Porpoise ($16.99) by Darcie Edgemon, illus. by J.otto Seibold. A porpoise makes an unlikely friend. (4-8)

Where Fairies Dance ($16.99) by Michael Hague is adapted from his The Book of Fairy Poetry. (4-10)

Danny Diamondback ($16.99) by Barry Jackson. A venomous snake tries to make friends. (5-7)

Dirty Joe, the Pirate ($16.99) by Bill Harley, illus. by Jack E. Davis, introduces a pirate who plunders dirty socks. (5-8)

The Dangerous Alphabet ($17.99) by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Gris Grimly. Rhyming couplets relay a tale of piracy and vile deeds. (5-up)

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share ($16.99) by Mike Reiss, illus. by David Catrow. Edward won’t share his toys with his little sister—but then the tables are turned. (6-8)

The Book of Wizards ($19.99) by Michael Hague conjures up tales of sorcery and magic. (6-11)

The Dragon’s Child ($15.99) by Laurence Yep. Yep uses his father’s story to trace the history of Chinese immigration to America via Angel Island. (8-12)

The Facttracker ($16.99) by Jason Carter Eaton, illus. by Pascale Constantin. People who sell facts for a living begin to sell lies. (8-12)

Football Hero ($16.99) by Tim Green. A boy and his brother are drawn into a sports gambling ring. (8-12)

Muggie Maggie ($16.99) by Beverly Cleary, illus. by Tracy Dockray, repackages this 1990 novel with new illustrations. (8-12)

Paddington Here and Now ($15.99) by Michael Bond, illus. by R.W. Alley, is this bear’s first brand-new adventure in 30 years. (8-12)

The Redheaded Princess ($15.99) by Ann Rinaldi is a novel about Queen Elizabeth I as a youth. (8-12)

The Seer of Shadows ($16.99) by Avi offers an historical ghost story. (8-12)

Sword Quest ($15.99) by Nancy Yi Fan, illus. by Jo-Anne Rioux, is a prequel to Swordbird. (8-12)

Well Witched ($16.99) by Frances Hardinge reveals what happens when youngsters steal money from a wishing well. (8-12)

You’re a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! ($9.99) by Andy Stanton, illus. by Chad Dezern. When a dog destroys his garden, a nasty man retaliates. (8-12)

Ever ($16.99) by Gail Carson Levine. In ancient times, a teen tries to become immortal in order to thwart her destiny. (10-up)

Ghost of Spirit Bear ($16.99) by Ben Mikaelsen is a sequel to Touching Spirit Bear. (10-up)

Go Big or Go Home ($15.99) by Will Hobbs is an adventure entailing mountain biking, caving and lake fishing. (10-up)

Hurricane ($15.99) by Terry Trueman. Jose’s world changes when Hurricane Mitch destroys his Honduran village in 1998. (10-up)

The Tide Knot ($16.99) by Helen Dunmore is a follow-up to Ingo. (10-up)

Good Enough ($16.99) by Paula Yoo. A Korean-American teen under pressure to excel finds her own road to happiness. (12-up)

The Missing Girl ($16.99) by Norma Fox Mazer. A strange man stalks five sisters. (12-up)

Stealing Heaven ($16.99) by Elizabeth Scott. A teen who has traveled the country with her mother as professional thieves rethinks her life. (12-up)


My First I Can Read gains Little Critter: Going to the Firehouse by Mercer Mayer ($16.99, paper $3.99, 3-5); and What’s That, Mittens? by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung ($16.99, 3-5). Fancy Nancy continues in Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly ($16.99, 4-7) and Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words ($12.99, 4-7) by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser. The Berenstain Bears return in The Berenstain Bears’ Big Bedtime Book by Jan Berenstain ($12.99, 4-8). New I Can Read Books are Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris and Fancy Nancy at the Museum by O’Connor, illus. by Glasser ($16.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-8); and Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa ($16.99, 4-8). And Roscoe Riley Rules debuts with Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs, Never Swipe a Bully’s Bear and Don’t Swap Your Sweater for a Dog by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Brian Biggs ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-10).

The Hall Family Chronicles continues with The Dragon Tree by Jane Langton ($15.99, 8-12). Ottoline stars in Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell ($10.99, 8-12). Colin Thompson’s The Floods launches with The Good Neighbors and The School Plot, illus. by Crab Scrambly ($15.99 each, 8-12). Pirates of Underwhere is a new Underwhere book by Bruce Hale, illus. by Shane Hillman ($15.99, 8-12). Narnia issues Narnia Chronology by C.S. Lewis, illus. by Mark Edwards ($19.99, 8-up). Baseball Card Adventures adds Jim & Me by Dan Gutman ($15.99, 10-14). The Magic Thief starts up with The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas, illus. by Antonia Javier Caparo ($16.99, 10-up). Sisters of the Sword by Maya Snow begins with a title of the same name ($16.99, 10-up). Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy adds Playing with Fire ($16.99, 10-up). Erin Hunter’s Seekers debuts with The Quest Begins ($16.99, 10-up). Warriors gains Cats of the Clans by Erin Hunter, illus. by Wayne McLoughlin ($15.99, 10-up). Joining Warriors: Power of Three by Hunter is Outcast ($16.99, 10-up). And The Luxe adds Rumors by Anna Godbersen ($17.99, 14-up).


A Man for All Seasons ($16.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Wil Clay, is a biography of George Washington Carver. (5-9)

Donovan’s Double Trouble ($15.99) by Monalisa DeGross, illus. by Amy Bates, is a sequel to Donovan’s Word Jar. (7-10)



MySpace/Our Planet ($12.99) by MySpace Community is a guide for teens who want to support and promote environmental causes. (14-up)


My Beach Book and My Shell Book by Ellen Kirk and My Bug Book and My Butterfly Book by Melissa Stewart ($5.99 each) are interactive board books published in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. (up to 5)

Emily’s Sharing and Caring Book ($16.99) by Cindy Post Senning, illus. by Leo Landry, is a guide to good manners. (3-6)

Lance in France ($16.99) by Ashley MacEachern, illus. by Michelle Barbera, depicts Lance Armstrong’s participation in the Tour de France race. (3-8)

A Home for Dixie ($16.99) by Emma Jackson, illus. by Bob Carey, tells the true story of an abandoned puppy who finds a loving home. (4-8)

American Flag Q&A by Sarah Thomson and Extreme Coral Reef! Q&A by Melissa Stewart ($16.99 each, paper $6.99) and Extreme Planets! Q&A by Mary Kay Carson ($16.99, paper $7.99) are fact books published in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute. (5-9)

Earthquakes and Volcanoes FYI by Melissa Stewart and Presidents FYI by Gary Drevitch ($16.99 each, paper $7.99) are published in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute. (8-12)

The Day the World Exploded ($22.99) by Simon Winchester, illus. by Jason Chin, adapts the author’s adult book, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded. (10-14).


Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science issues Volcanoes by Franklyn M. Branley, illus. by Megan Lloyd ($16.99, paper $5.99, 5-9). And Time for Kids adds Henry Ford and Clara Barton ($15.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-9). Around the World offers MazesAround the World by Mary D. Lankford, illus. by Karen Dugan ($16.99, 8-12).


I’m Bad! ($16.99) by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan. A ravenous dinosaur seeks out dinner. (4-8)

Smiles to Go ($16.99) by Jerry Spinelli chronicles the ninth-grade trials of a stargazing geek. (10-up)

Blood Roses ($15.99) by Francesca Lia Block collects tales about adolescence. (14-up)


The Otherworldlies ($16.99) by Jennifer Anne Kogler. In the world of vampires, some are good and some are evil. (10-up)

Troll Blood ($16.99) by Katherine Langrish, illus. by Tim Stevens, completes the Troll Trilogy. (10-up)

Otherspace ($16.99) by David Stahler Jr. This finale to the Truesight Trilogy is set in the outer reaches of space. (12-up)


The Faerie Path adds The Sorcerer King by Frewin Jones ($16.99, 12-up). And Spellspam joins Worldweavers by Alma Alexander ($17.99, 12-up).


Bugtown Boogie ($16.99) by Warren Hanson, illus. by Steve Johnson. Walking in the woods one evening, a boy comes across a bug dance club. (3-8)

The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks ($16.99) by Dan Elish, illus. by Greg Call. Three kids save the world when creatures from outer space attack Manhattan. (8-12)

The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower ($16.99) by Lisa Graff tells of a girl who is framed as the mastermind of a school cheating ring. (8-12)

The Mystery of the Martello Tower ($16.99) by Jennifer Lanthier. Siblings get wrapped up in a family mystery when their father disappears. (8-12)

Footprints in Time ($16.99) by Petru Popescu. After his father’s plane crashes in the savanna, Jack encounters an evolutionary missing link. (10-up)

Absolute Brightness ($17.99) by James Lecesne. Phoebe’s life changes irrevocably after her gay cousin moves into her house and is murdered. (12-up)

Alive and Well in Prague, New York ($16.99) by Daphne Grab. A teen copes with her father’s illness and her family’s move. (12-up)

House of Dance ($16.99) by Beth Kephart. A girl uses dance to bring her family together after her grandfather falls ill. (12-up)

Up All Night ($16.99) by Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, et al. Stories by six authors reveal what happens when their protagonists stay up all night. (12-up)

Where People Like Us Live ($16.99) by Patricia Cumbie. When Libby learns that Angie’s stepfather abuses her, will she keep the secret or save her friend? (12-up)


If You Give... adds Time for School, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond ($6.99, 1-4). New I Can Read Books are Mildred and Sam Go to School by Sharleen Collicott ($16.99, 3-7); and Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Priscilla Lamont ($16.99, 4-8). And Echo Falls issues Into the Dark by Peter Abrahams ($15.99, 10-up).


Hello, Day! ($16.99) by Anita Lobel. Animals welcome a new day. (up to 3)

Scoot! ($16.99) by Cathryn Falwell is a companion to Turtle Splash! (up to 5)

Hen Hears Gossip ($16.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Joung Un Kim. On a gossipy farm, a secret is never safe. (2-5)

Alfred Digs ($16.99) by Lindsay Barrett George introduces an aardvark and his pet ant. (3-7)

Awful Ogre Running Wild ($17.99) by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky, is a follow-up to Awful Ogre’s Awful Day. (4-8)

Look Behind! ($16.99) by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Jane Manning, exposes 26 animal butts. (4-8)

The Umbrella Queen ($16.99) by Shirin Bridges, illus. by Taeeun Yoo. A girl in the Thai countryside dreams of being named Umbrella Queen. (5-8)

My Dog May Be a Genius ($18.99) by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by James Stevenson, compiles more than 100 poems. (5-10)

Oh, Brother! ($16.99) by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Mike Benny. A boy resents his new stepbrother until they become friends. (5-10)

Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry ($16.99, paper $5.99) by Jack Prelutsky is a guide to writing poetry. (7-10)

The Tallest Tree ($16.99) by Sandra Belton pays tribute to the legacy of Paul Robeson. (8-12)

Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories ($16.99) by Ian Beck is a sequel to The Secret History of Tom Trueheart. (8-12)

The Trouble Beginsat 8 ($18.99) by Sid Fleischman. This biography of Mark Twain is illustrated with photos. (9-12)

Bird Lake Moon ($15.99) by Kevin Henkes. A family moves into the abandoned summer cottage that a boy has claimed as his own. (10-14)

The Curse of Addy McMahon ($16.99) by Katie Davis. An aspiring young writer is convinced that she is cursed. (10-14)

The Gollywhopper Games ($16.99) by Jody Feldman, illus. by Victoria Jamieson. A boy and his teammates compete in a contest held by a toy company. (10-14)

Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall ($16.99) by Wendy Lichtman is a follow-up to Do the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra. (10-up)

Honeybee ($16.99) by Naomi Shihab Nye is a poetry collection. (10-up)

House of Many Ways ($17.99) by Diana Wynne Jones is a sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle. (10-up)

The Juliet Club ($16.99) by Suzanne Harper. Three teens who win a contest travel to Verona to attend a seminar on Romeo and Juliet. (12-up)

The Last of the High Kings ($16.99) by Kate Thompson is the sequel to The New Policeman. (12-up)

Cherry Heaven ($16.99) by L.J. Adlington is a companion to The Diary of Pelly D. (14-up)

Declare Yourself ($16.99, paper $11.99) collects essays by famous figures about why young people should vote and get involved politically. (14-up)

The Running Man ($16.99) by Michael Gerard Bauer. In drawing a portrait of his brooding neighbor, Joseph learns to face his own demons. (14-up)


Amelia Bedelia is back in Amelia Bedelia and the Cat by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat ($16.99, 5-9). And The Last Apprentice issues The Attack of the Fiend by Joseph Delaney, illus. by Patrick Arrasmith ($16.99, 10-up).

Title in Spanish

El gran día de Lilly (Lilly’s Big Day) by Kevin Henkes ($16.99, 4-8).

Paperback Series

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci releases Vol. III by Diana Wynne Jones ($7.99, 12-up).


How Big Is God? ($10.99) by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illus. by Laura Bryant. A boy’s mother helps him comprehend the immensity of God. (3-7)

Old MacNoah Had an Ark ($16.99) by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Jill Newton, uses a familiar song to introduce the passengers on Noah’s ark. (3-7)

If Jesus Came to My House ($16.99) by Joan Thomas, illus. by Lori McElrath-Eslick, gives new art to this book, first published in 1951. (3-8)

That’s How Much God Loves You! ($7.99) by Chris Shea describes the extent of God’s love. (3-8)


Bedtime Prayers and Everyday Prayers ($3.99 each) by Jennifer Frantz, illus. by Renée Graef, compile prayers written in verse. (3-6)



The Berenstain Bears reappear in The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Influence by Jan Berenstain ($8.99, paper $3.99, 3-7). Kung Fu Panda features Kung Fu Panda:The Movie Storybook by Catherine Hapka ($8.99, 3-7). And Narnia offers Prince Caspian: The Movie Storybook by Lana Jacobs ($8.99, 6-10).

Paperback Series

The Berenstain Bears adds The Berenstain Bears’ Baby Easter Bunny by Jan Berenstain ($6.99, 2-6). Iron Man issues A New Hero by Marco Pavia, illus. by Marcelo Matere ($3.99, 3-7); The Junior Novel by Stephen Sullivan ($4.99, 8-12); and Teen Novelization by Dan Jolley ($6.99, 14-up). Kung Fu Panda offers four movie tie-ins ($3.99-$4.99 each, 3-7 to 8-12). The Spooky Nighttime Adventure by Jennifer Frantz joins Land Before Time ($3.99, 3-7). Narnia presents seven Prince Caspian tie-ins ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-7 to 8-up). There are three new Transformers Animated titles ($3.99-$5.99 each, 4-7 to 9-12). And Horseland continues with Western Riding Winner, If the Horseshoe Fits and It’s Just a Horse by Annie Auerbach ($3.99 each, 7-10).


Wiggly Worm ($9.99) by Betty Ann Schwartz, illus. by Brenda Sexton. This die-cut board book teaches numbers and colors. (up to 5)

Mary Engelbreit’s Funny Mother Goose and Mary Engelbreit’s Merry Mother Goose ($6.99 each) by Mary Engelbreit. Each board book collects six rhymes. (1-4)

Zoom ($13.99) by Jennifer Frantz, illus. by Don Tate. This book with tabs, flaps, dials and pop-ups features various vehicles. (2-7)


New Fisher-Price books are My Very Own Potty!: A Potty Book for Boys and My Very Own Potty!: A Potty Book for Girls by Gail Herman ($6.99 each, up to 3). Biscuit returns in Biscuit Goes to the Fair by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Rose Mary Berlin ($6.99, 2-6). And Mary Engelbreit’s Classic Library offers Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, both illus. by Engelbreit ($9.99 each, 8-12).


The Velveteen Rabbit & Other Stories Book and Charm ($6.99) by Margery Williams includes a necklace with a rabbit charm. (7-10)

Paperback Series

Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s Biscuit stars in Biscuit’s First Sleepover, illus. by Rose Mary Berlin ($3.99, 2-6); Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter, illus. by Berlin ($6.99, 2-6); and Biscuit’s ABC Adventure, illus. by David Wenzel ($3.99, 4-7). The Berenstain Bears reappear in The Berenstain Bears’ Story Box by Jan Berenstain, illus. by Mike Berenstain ($14.99, 3-7). Little Critter returns in It’s Earth Day! and The Best Teacher Ever by Mercer Mayer ($3.99 each, 3-7). The Dark Knight issues Batman Saves the Day by Jennifer Frantz and Batman Versus the Joker by N.T. Raymond ($3.99 each, 3-7). A Pony Named Patches by Lois Szymanski joins Charming Ponies ($4.99, 7-10). And Neopets adds five titles by Vivian LaRue, illus. by Stephanie Schwartz ($4.99-$5.99 each, 8-12).


All We Know of Heaven ($16.99) by Jacquelyn Mitchard is a novel about a tragic death and a case of mistaken identity. (12-up)

Bon Voyage, Connie Pickles ($16.99) by Sabine Durrant is a sequel to Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles. (12-up)

Chanda’s Wars ($17.99) by Allan Stratton is the sequel to Chanda’s Secrets. (12-up)

Evernight ($16.99) by Claudia Gray is set in a boarding school for vampires. (12-up)

Game ($16.99) by Walter Dean Myers. This novel centers on a basketball player at a New York City high school. (12-up)

Ink Exchange ($16.99) by Melissa Marr is a sequel to Wicked Lovely. (12-up)

The Loser’s Guide to Life and Love ($16.99) by A.E. Cannon tells of star-crossed crushes and misunderstandings among four friends. (12-up)

Lucky ($16.99) by Rachel Vail. A scandal rocks three sisters and their glamorous world. (12-up)

Night Road ($16.99) by A.M. Jenkins offers a contemporary spin on vampire legends. (12-up)

Prom Kings and Drama Queens ($16.99) by Dorian Cirrone. An average high school junior finds herself doing the unexpected. (12-up)

She’s So Money ($16.99) by Cherry Cheva. A hot guy in school convinces Maya to save her family’s restaurant by doing other kids’ homework. (12-up)

The Temptress Four ($16.99) by Gaby Triana. On a graduation cruise, four best friends embrace the future. (12-up)

Wish You Were Here ($16.99) by Catherine Clark is the tale of love, loss and family vacations. (12-up)

Down to the Bone ($16.99) by Mayra Lazara Dole. A Latina teen is kicked out of her house when her mother learns she is a lesbian. (14-up)

Feathered ($16.99) by Laura Kasischke tells of a nightmarish spring break. (14-up)

How to Be Bad ($16.99) by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle. Three teens hit the road for a weekend in Miami. (14-up)

Me, the Missing, and the Dead ($16.99) by Jenny Valentine. A boy’s friendship with a dead woman leads him on a voyage of self discovery. (14-up)

Pretty Face ($16.99) by Mary Hogan is a novel about growing up, falling in love and discovering the meaning of true beauty. (14-up)


Gone starts up with a title of the same name by Michael Grant ($17.99, 12-up). Pretty Little Liars adds Unbelievable by Sara Shepard ($16.99, 14-up). And The Strongbow Saga issues The Road to Vengeance by Judson Roberts ($16.99, 14-up).


Almost Fabulous ($8.99) by Michelle Radford. A teen discovers she can control others’ minds. (12-up)

Forbidden Boy and The Other Boy ($8.99 each) by Hailey Abbott are novels about summer romance. (14-up)

Labor of Love ($5.99) by Rachel Hawthorne offers a tale about falling in love in New Orleans. (14-up)

Picture Perfect ($5.99) by Catherine Clark relays a story of friendship and summer love. (14-up)

Save the Date ($5.99) by Tamara Summers. A teen contends with five older sisters and a hot wedding planner’s son. (14-up)

Paperback Series

Frenemies debuts with a title of the same name by Alexa Young ($8.99, 12-up). Miki Falls offers Winter by Mark Crilley ($7.99, 12-up). Stefan Petrucha and Thomas Pendleton’s Crush and Snared join Wicked Dead ($7.99 each, 12-up). The Interns debut in Fashionistas and Truth or Fashion by Chloe Walsh ($8.99 each, 14-up). And Upper Class adds Off Campus by Hobson Brown, Taylor Materne and Caroline Says ($8.99, 14-up).


Paperback Series

My First I Can Read presents Biscuit Phonics Fun by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories; and My Little Pony Phonics Fun by Joanne Mattern, illus. by Carlo Lo Raso ($12.99 each, 3-5). I Can Read Books adds two My Little Pony stories by Ruth Benjamin, illus. by Lyn Fletcher; two Dark Knight tales by Catherine Hapka; Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! by Lisa Rao; two Kung Fu Panda stories by Hapka, illus. by Lydia Halverson; Land Before Time: The Lonely Dinosaur by Hapka; two Narnia: Prince Caspian books by Jennifer Frantz; and Transformers Animated: Robot Roll Call by Frantz ($3.99 each, 4-8). And Fairy Blossoms debuts with Daisy and the Magic Lesson, Poppy and the Vanishing Fairy and Rose and the Delicious Secret by Suzanne Williams, illus. by Fiona Sansom ($4.99 each, 7-10).

Magic Pony Carousel continues with Jewel the Midnight Pony and Flame the Desert Pony by Poppy Shire, illus. by Ron Berg ($3.99 each, 7-10). Mo’s Mischief launches with Mo’s Mischief, The Teachers Pet, The Pesky Monkeys and The Best Mom Ever by Hongying Yang ($3.99 each, 7-10). Dan Gutman’s My Weird School offers Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! ($3.99, 7-10); and The My Weird School Collection, both illus. by Jim Paillot ($19.99, 7-10). Gutman’s My Weird School Daze launches with Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control!, illus. by Paillot ($3.99, 7-10). Peter Hannan’s Super Goofballs adds Doomed in Dreamland ($4.99, 7-11). My Sister the Vampire continues with Vampalicious! by Sienna Mercer ($5.99, 8-12). And Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island adds three novels by Terri Farley ($4.99, 10-up).


Papá and Me ($16.99) by Arthur Dorros, illus. by Rudy Gutierrez. Speaking in English and Spanish, a father and son spend a day together. (4-8)

Titles in Spanish

Nancy la elegante (Fancy Nancy) by Jane O’Connor, trans. by Liliana Valenzuela, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser ($16.99, 4-7); El capitán Cheech (Captain Cheech) by Cheech Marin, illus. by Orlando L. Ramirez ($16.99, 4-8); and ¡Leer para creer!(Read All About It!) by Laura and Jenna Bush, illus. by Denise Brunkus ($17.99, 4-8).


My Family: Mi familia adds Let’s Eat!¡A Comer! and Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos by Pat Mora, illus. by Maribel Suarez ($12.99 each, 3-6).

Paperback in Spanish

Bizcocho encuentra un amigo (Biscuit Finds a Friend) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories ($4.99, 3-5).


T Rex and the Mother’s Day Hug ($16.99) by Lois G. Grambling, illus. by Jack E. Davis, is a companion to T. Rex Trick-or-Treats and Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail. (3-6)

Alfred’s Nose ($16.99) by Vivienne Flesher. Photos illustrate this tale of a French bulldog who ultimately comes to love his looks. (4-7)

Gorgonzola ($16.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Tim Bowers. A young dinosaur with a body odor problem finally learns how to freshen up. (4-7)

Jack and Jill’s Treehouse ($16.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole. This duo builds a treehouse. (4-7)

Waiting for Normal ($16.99) by Leslie Connor. A 12-year-old remains optimistic despite family troubles. (10-up)


Septimus Heap adds Queste by Angie Sage, illus. by Mark Zug ($17.99, 9-up). Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver continues with Outcast, illus. by Geoff Taylor ($16.99, 10-up). And The Coffin Club joins Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber ($16.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

The Tiara Club starts up with Princess Chloe and the Primrose Petticoats, Princess Jessica and the Best-Friend Bracelet, Princess Georgia and the Shimmering Pearl and three other titles by Vivian French ($3.99 each, 6-9).


Paperback Series

Warriors by Erin Hunter issues The Rise of Scourge, illus. by Bettina Kurkoski; and Warrior’s Return, illus. by James Barry ($6.99 each, 8-12). Spy Goddess debuts with The Chase for the Chalice by Michael Spradlin, illus. by Rainbow Buddy ($9.99, 13-up). And Avalon High: Coronation welcomes Homecoming by Meg Cabot, illus. by Jinky Coronado ($9.99, 13-up).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Farmyard Read & Play Set ($19.95) by Michael Rosen, illus. by Jonathan Langley, compiles three stories about animals. (3-5)


Play Along Fairy Tales issues The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel and The Three Billy Goats Gruff ($9.95 each, 5-7).


Tiger and Tiger in the Snow! ($7.95 each) by Nick Butterworth star a kitten that pretends to be a tiger. (3-5)

Are We There Yet? ($7.95) by Jan Fearnley. A family repeatedly forgets items they want to bring on their trip. (7-up)

Paperback Series

Mel Beeby Agent Angel by Annie Dalton offers Winging It,Losing the Plot, Flying High, Calling the Shots, Fogging Over and Fighting Fit ($6.95 each, 9-12) and The Heavenly Collection and The Cosmic Collection ($19.95 each).



Prepare to Be a Teen Millionaire ($16.95) by Tom Spinks, Kimberly Spinks-Burleson and Lindsay Spinks-Shepherd compiles info on finding funding, internships, marketing and manufacturing. (13-19)

The Success Principles for Teens: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be ($14.95) by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy offers success strategies including some used by young people throughout history. (13-19

Paperback Series

The Jon & Jayne Doe Series debuts with Jon & Jayne’s Guide to Making Friends & “Getting” the Guy (or Girl) and Jon & Jayne’s Guide to Throwing, Going to and “Surviving” Parties by Carol and Gary Rosenberg ($9.95 each, 12-16). And Chicken Soup for the Soul adds Teens Talkin’ Faith by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Michelle Trujillo ($14.95, 13-19).


(IPG, dist.)

Me and My Bike ($16.95) by Ander. A child’s wish for a new bike may come true with help from a magic lamp. (7-9)



Dr. Hippo by Charlotte Cowan introduces Katie Caught a Cold and Sadie's Sore Throat, illus. by Katy Bratun; and Peeper Has a Fever, illus. by Susan Banta ($17.95 each, 2-7).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)


The Curse of the Ravens ($7.95) by Rebecca Lisle. Reuben discovers a terrible secret hidden in a ruined chapel. (9-12)

The Little Book of Growing Up by Vic Parker and The Little Book of Self Esteem by Anita Naik ($6.95 each) are guides to puberty and self acceptance, respectively. (12-up)

Paperback Series

64 Zoo Lane by An Vrombaut greets Georgina the Giraffe, Henrietta the Hairy Hippo, Joey the Kangaroo, Kevin the Crocodile, Snowbert the Polar Bear and Zed the Zebra ($9.95 each, 3-5). House of Fun offers Peace and Love at the House of Fun by Jon Blake, illus. by David Roberts ($6.95, 7-9). My Magical Pony releases Falling Leaves, New Beginnings, Red Skies, Secret Whispers and Starlight Dream ($6.95 each, 7-9). Topaz issues Topaz on Ice and Topaz Takes the Stage by Helen Bailey ($7.95, 9-12). And So You Think You Know by Clive Gifford presents So You Think You Know Shakespeare? ($8.95, 9-up).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Kangaroo’s Cancan Café ($9.95) by Julia Jarman, illus. by Lynne Chapman. Who will dance the cancan in Kangaroo’s new café? (3-5)

Kitty Princess and the Fantastic Frog ($9.95) by Trevor Dickinson and Emma Carlow. Kitty discovers that making friends and sharing is fun. (3-5)

Look Behind You, Oliver! ($9.95) by Tony Maddox. Though determined to go exploring by himself, an owl is happy when his friends follow him. (3-5)


Old MacDonald Had a Farm ($16.95) by Jane Cabrera introduces a farm’s creatures. (2-5)

One Tractor: A Counting Book ($16.95) by Alexandra Siy, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers. Pirates and a boy play with a variety of vehicles. (2-5)

Dinosaurs! ($16.95) by Gail Gibbons compiles dinosaur facts. (3-6)

Count on Culebra: Go from 1 to 10 in Spanish ($16.95) by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by Ethan Long, is a companion to Mañana Iguana and Fiesta Fiasco. (4-8)

The Planets, Third Ed. ($17.95, paper $6.95) by Gail Gibbons includes info about recent space explorations and discoveries. (4-8)

Maple Syrup Season ($16.95) by Ann Purmell, illus. by Jill Weber, chronicles the maple syrup—making process. (4-8)

The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums ($16.95) by Edward Miller offers dental hygiene tips. (5-8)

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move ($16.95) by JoAnn Early Macken, illus. by Pam Paparone, reveals how seeds travel to various places. (6-10)

Eggs ($16.95) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Emma Stevenson, spotlights varieties of eggs and methods used to protect them. (6-10)

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating the Traditions of Mexico ($16.95) by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, illus. by Lawrence Migdale. Rosa learns about her Mexican heritage. (6-10)

Wuv Bunnies from Outers Pace ($16.95) by David Elliot, illus. by Ethan Long. In this graphic novel, a boy must save Earth from invading bunnies. (7-9)

Puppy Power ($15.95) by Judy Cox, illus. by Steve Björkman. When she takes her pet to puppy kindergarten, a bully learns about manners and self-control. (7-9)

The Richest Doll in the World ($16.95) by Polly Robertus tells of a girl’s fascination with a doll that has everything. (8-12)

Rat Trap ($16.95) by Michael J. Daley is a companion to Space Station Rat. (8-12)

Bronte’s Book Club ($16.95) by Kristiana Gregory. Secrets and gossip threaten to ruin the book club Bronte starts. (8-12)

When the Sergeant Came Marching Home ($16.95) by Don Lemna. After he comes home from WWII, Donald’s father moves the family to a remote farm. (8-12)

The Magician’s Apprentice ($16.95) by Judith Heneghan. An apprentice finds a message that sets off a chain of events involving murder and mystery. (8-12)

River Song ($16.95) by Belinda Hollyer. Jessye fights to safeguard her Maori grandmother’s New Zealand property. (8-12)

A Difficult Boy ($16.95) by M.P. Barker. In 1830s Massachusetts, two indentured servant boys try to protect themselves from their abusive employer. (10-up)

GemX ($16.95) by Nicky Singer. Maxo searches for a cure for an imperfection that mars his genetically engineered face. (12-up)


New Holiday House Readers are Snail’s Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by Rosanne Litzinger ($14.95, 5-8); and Rain Forests by Nancy Smiler Levinson, illus. by Diane Dawson Hearn ($15.95, 5-8).


The Life of a Car ($15.95) by Susan Steggall chronicles a car’s life. (2-5)

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? ($16.95) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Eugene Yelchin. Mama Kangaroo’s baking ingredients are missing. (2-6)

Duck Dunks ($16.95) by Lynne Berry, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. Five ducklings enjoy a day at the beach. (3-5)

Friends and Pals and Brothers, Too ($16.95) by Sarah Wilson, illus. by Leo Landry. Two siblings have fun together throughout the seasons. (3-6)

Rain Play ($16.95) by Cynthia Cotton, illus. by Javaka Steptoe. This poem captures the fun of a rainy day. (3-6)

Jumpy Jack & Googily ($16.95) by Meg Rosoff, illus. by Sophie Blackall. A monster reassures his snail friend that not all monsters are mean. (3-8)

The Sandman ($16.95) by Ralph Fletcher, illus. by Richard Cowdrey, reveals the Sandman’s magical slumber powers. (3-8)

Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp ($16.95) by Denise Fleming. The canine star of Buster learns that camp is fun. (4-7)

Close to You ($16.95) by Kimiko Kajikawa. Text and photos show how animal parents bond with their young. (4-7)

Gulliver Snip ($16.95) by Julia Kay. At bath time, a boy’s fantasy world and reality mingle. (4-7)

My Travelin’ Eye ($16.95) by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. A girl realizes that her lazy eye lets her see the world in a special way. (4-7)

The Block Mess Monster ($16.95) by Betsy Howie, illus. by C.B. Decker. The Block Mess Monster in a girl’s room does not want to be cleaned up. (4-8)

Tuko and the Birds: A Tale from the Philippines ($16.95) by Shirley Climo, illus. by Francisco X. Mora. A gecko comes to town and shakes things up. (4-8)

Before John Was a Jazz Giant ($16.95) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Sean Qualls, focuses on the childhood of John Coltrane. (5-9)

Cinder Rabbit ($15.95) by Lynn E. Hazen, illus. by Elyse Patel. Will the rabbit star of the class play remember how to hop? (6-9)

Elizabeth Leads the Way ($17.95) by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon, follows the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (6-10)

Kate Larkin: the Bone Expert ($16.95) by Lindsey Tate, illus. by Diane Palmisciano. Kate explains what it’s like to have a broken bone. (7-9)

An Artist’s America ($17.95) by Michael Albert. Pop art collages invite readers to explore modern American culture. (7-up)

Did Fleming Rescue Churchill? ($16.95) by James Cross Giblin, illus. by Erik Brooks. Researching a paper, Jason must determine if the story he finds on the Internet is true. (8-12)

Keeping the Night Watch ($18.95) by Hope Anita Smith, illus. by E.B. Lewis, is a companion to The Way a Door Closes. (8-13)

Listening for Crickets ($16.95) by David Gifaldi. An imaginative boy finds hope in crickets, friends and dreams. (9-13)

Itch ($16.95) by Michelle Kwasney. In the late 1960s, a teen discovers that her only friend is being abused. (9-14)

Meet the Dancers ($19.95) by Amy Nathan. Professional dancers discuss their paths to success and offer tips for aspiring dancers. (9-up)

The Humming of Numbers ($16.95) by Joni Sensel. In a 10th-century Celtic abbey, a monk-in-training encounters a mysterious girl. (12-up)

I Am Scout ($18.95) by Charles J. Shields adapts Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee for middle-graders. (12-up)

The Surrender Tree ($16.95) by Margarita Engle is the story, in verse, of a Cuban nurse who tries to help her war-torn country in 1896. (12-up)

The Adoration of Jenna Fox ($16.95) by Mary E. Pearson. After waking up from a year-long coma, a teen wonders what secrets her parents are keeping from her. (14-up)

Bewitching Season ($16.95) by Marissa Doyle is a fantasy starring twin daughters of a viscount in 1837 London. (14-up)

Debbie Harry Sings in French ($16.95) by Meagan Brothers. Upon discovering the singer and her music, a troubled teen realizes that he wants to be her. (14-up)


Mokie & Bik return in Mokie & Bik Go to Sea by Wendy Orr, illus. by Jonathan Bean ($15.95, 7-10). Melvin Beederman, Superhero takes another bow in Attack of the Valley Girls by Greg Trine, illus. by Rhode Montijo ($16.95, paper $5.99, 7-up). And The Sherlock Files debuts with The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett ($15.95, 8-12).


What’s Inside Your Tummy, Mommy? ($10.95) by Abby Cocovini offers a month-by-month guide to a baby’s development. (2-8)


Curious You: On Your Way ($12.95) by H.A. Rey. This celebration of life’s milestones features illustrations from Curious George books. (All ages)

Farm Friends ($8.99) by Anna Roan, illus. by A.M. Stockhill, follows five farm animals through a day and night. (3-6)

The House in the Night ($17) by Susan Marie Swanson, illus. by Beth Krommes, reveals how light makes a house a home. (3-6)

Sheep Blast Off! ($15) by Nancy Shaw, illus. by Margot Apple. When a spacecraft lands in a nearby pasture, the sheep climb aboard. (3-6)

Bear’s Picture ($16) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by D.B. Johnson. Pinkwater’s 1972 story returns with new illustrations. (4-8)

Trainstop ($16) by Barbara Lehman. What if a train took you to a strange new place? (4-8)

Elephants Never Forget! ($16) by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. by Christiane Pieper. When elephants scatter during a storm, one small one is left behind. (4-8)

The Sea Serpent and Me ($17) by Dashka Slater, illus. by Catia Chien. A girl makes a friend after a sea serpent tumbles from the bathtub faucet. (4-8)

Sisters and Brothers ($16) by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, illus. by Page, examines sibling relationships in the animal kingdom. (4-8)

Otis and Rae and the Grumbling Splunk ($12.95) by Laura and Leo Espinosa. On a camping trip, Rae tells her best friend scary stories. (4-8)

Way Up and Over Everything ($16) by Alice McGill, illus. by Jude Daly. Jane meets a slave with magical powers. (6-10)

Lucky Monkey, Unlucky Monkey ($16) by James Kaczman. Two monkeys have very different luck one day. (4-8)

Tupelo Rides the Rails ($17) by Melissa Sweet. An abandoned dog must find a new home for herself and her sock toy. (6-10)

Phillis’s Big Test ($16) by Catherine Clinton, illus. by Sean Qualls. In 1773, Phillis Wheatley, a poet and a slave, must prove that she wrote a book of poems. (6-10)

Morgy’s Musical Summer ($15) by Maggie Lewis, illus. by Michael Chesworth, introduces a boy who is sent to music camp. (6-10)

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great ($15) by Gerald Morris, illus. by Aaron Renier, chronicles this knight’s chivalrous deeds. (6-10)

The Pirates of Turtle Rock ($16) by Richard W. Jennings. A girl who longs for adventure gets wrapped up in a pirate mystery. (10-14)

The Trials of Kate Hope ($16) by Wick Downing. In 1973, a 14-year-old defends a German shepherd in court. (10-14)

The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes ($18) by Ellen Jackson, photos and illus. by Nic Bishop, explores these phenomena. (10-up)

Girlwood ($16) by Claire Dean, illus. by Aya Kato. The life of a loner changes when her sister vanishes into the woods. (12-up)

The Hanging Woods ($16) by Scott Loring Sanders. A boy from an abusive home isn’t able to stop when the games he and his friends engage in become violent. (12-up)

Princess Ben ($16) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Can a princess save her kingdom from annihilation and herself from enslavement? (12-up)

Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand ($16) by Louise Hawes, illus. by Rebecca Guay, gives fairy tales new twists. (14-up)

M+O 4EVR ($16) by Tonya Cherie Hegamin. A teen comes to terms with her best friend’s death. (14-up)


Curious George reappears in Curious George’s Neighborhood: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Margret and H.A. Rey ($11.95, up to 2); Curious George Shapes and Curious George Hide-and-Seek ($6.99 each, up to 2); Curious George: Curious About Phonics ($12.95, 4-8); Curious George: The Boat Show and Curious George: Lost and Found ($3.99 each, 4-8); and Curious George Goes to the Hospital and Curious George Makes Pancakes, illus. by Margret and H.A. Rey (book and CD $9.95 each, 4-8). And Just Grace returns in Just Grace Walks the Dog by Charise Mericle Harper ($15, 6-10).


Big and Bad ($17) by Etienne Delessert re-imagines the tale of the Three Little Pigs. (4-8)

The Nine Lives of Dudley Dog ($16) by John and Ann Hassett. Instead of the cat she wants for her birthday, Sister gets a cat-chasing dog. (4-8)

Hogwash ($16) by Arthur Geisert. Dirty piglets get clean with the help of an elaborate contraption. (4-8)

Chuck’s Band ($16) by Peggy Perry Anderson. Barnyard critters form a band. (4-8)

The Willoughbys ($16) by Lois Lowry. This parody pays homage to classic works of children’s literature. (9-12)


(PGW, dist.)

Paperback Series

The SmartFun Activity series adds The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids by Helen Puperhart, illus. by Barbara Van Amselfort ($14.95, spiral bound $19.95, 3-7).


Big Plans ($17.99) by Bob Shea, illus. by Lane Smith. A boy’s plans for the future include being mayor or president and flying to the moon. (All ages)

WOW Mealtime ($6.99) is a board book introducing signs that let parents and children communicate at mealtime. (up to 3)

The Pigeon Wants a... ($14.99) by Mo Willems. In this outing, the pigeon eagerly wants something that won’t be revealed until the book’s pub date. (2-6)

The Bunnies’ Trip ($16.99) by Lezlie Evans, illus. by Kay Chorao. Bunnies visit their relatives in this follow-up to The Bunnies’ Picnic. (3-6)

Grump Groan Growl ($15.99) by bell hooks, illus. by Chris Raschka. Verse encourages youngsters to overcome their anger and aggression. (3-up)

Grace for President ($15.99) by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by LeUyen Pham. Learning there has never been a female U.S. president, Grace decides she’ll be the first. (5-9)

Moonpowder ($15.99) by John Rocco follows a boy’s quest to find sweet dreams. (4-8)

My Chincoteague Pony ($16.99) by Susan Jeffers. A girl’s dream of owning a pony comes true. (4-8)

The Retired Kid ($16.99) by Jon Agee. A boy living in a retirement community learns that retired living has its challenges. (4-8)

Clementine’s Letter ($14.99) by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee. The eponymous heroine can’t stand her new substitute teacher. (7-10)

Puddlejumpers ($16.99) by Mark Jean and Christopher Carlson. A troubled boy working on a farm discovers an underground kingdom. (8-up)

Chasing Normal ($15.99) by Lisa Papademetriou. A girl who longs to be normal comes to realize there is no such thing. (9-up)

Airman ($17.99) by Eoin Colfer. A boy has to save himself and his family after he is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. (10-up)

Jellaby ($18.99, paper $9.99) by Kean Soon is a graphic novel about a girl and a big purple monster. (10-up)

Dragon Moon ($16.99) by Carole Wilkinson concludes the Dragon Keeper saga. (10-up)

Ironhand ($16.99) by Charlie Fletcher continues The Stoneheart Trilogy. (10-up)

The Gypsy Crown ($16.99) by Kate Forsyth. A young gypsy and her cousin try to save their imprisoned family. (10-up)

Generation Dead ($16.99) by Daniel Waters. A teen falls in love with a boy who returns from the dead. (12-up)

The Debutante ($15.99) by Kathryn Williams. Annie’s plans for a perfect senior year are dashed when her family moves to Alabama. (12-up)

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks ($16.99) by E. Lockhart. A teen infiltrates a boys-only secret society at her boarding school. (12-up)

The Market ($15.99) by J.M. Steele. A girl discovers she has a low rating on her school’s “social stock market” and strives for popularity. (12-up)

The Brothers Torres ($16.99) by Coert Voorhees is a coming-of-age story about two Mexican-American brothers. (14-up)


New Baby Einstein titles by Julie Aigner-Clark, illus. by Nadeem Zaidi, are Touch and Feel Baby Animals and Touchand Feel Farm Animals ($6.99 each, 9 mos.-up) and Pretty Poems and Wonderful Words ($6.99, 18 mos.-up). Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie star in I Love My New Toy! and I Will Surprise My Friend! ($8.99 each, 4-8). Young Bond gains Double or Die by Charlie Higson ($16.99, 10-up). The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents introduces Thoreau at Walden by John Porcellino from the writings of Henry David Thoreau ($16.99, paper $9.99, 10-up). Percy Jackson and the Olympians adds The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan ($17.99, 10-up). And Sisters of Isis continues with The Haunting by Lynne Ewing ($9.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Pony-Crazed Princess offers Princess Ellie’s Treasure Hunt by Diana Kimpton, illus. by Lizzie Finlay ($3.99, 6-9).


We Are the Ship ($18.99) by Kadir Nelson. Paintings illustrate this story of the Negro Leagues. (8-up)

The Death of Jayson Porter ($15.99) by Jaime Adoff explores the bleakest period of a teenage boy’s life. (14-up)


Joyce Carol Thomas: Collected Novels for Teens ($14.99) by Joyce Carol Thomas presents four coming-of-age novels. (12-up)

Sixteen Candles ($8.99) by Tia Williams is a follow-up to It Chicks. (14-up)