Paperback Series

Sesame Street
adds Zoe's Day with Daddy by Sarah Albee and P.J. Shaw and Sesame Street: I Want to Be President by Michaela Muntean, both illus. by Tom Brannon ($3.50 each, ages 3-up).


Mother Goose ($19.95), illus. by Frederick Richardson, is an interactive version of these rhymes featuring flaps, pop-ups and felt bookmarks. (All ages)

When Pigs Fly
($16.95), illus. by Celine Malepart. Pigs fly and it rains cats and dogs in this book with glittery pop-ups. (3-up)


Easter Hop ($5.95), illus. by Jacqueline East, is a board book about the Easter Bunny's search for his hop. (All ages)

Sparkling Easter Eggs ($5.95), illus. by Ivanke. Easter eggs shine in this egg-shaped counting board book. (All ages)

ABC What Will I Be? ($12.95) by Heather Rosas lets children practice their ABCs and learn about jobs. (All ages)

No More Pacifiers! ($10.95) by Melanie O'Brien, illus. by Amanda Enright. Pacifiers disappear as eight toddlers join in some birthday fun. (All ages)

What's Wrong with This Picture? ($12.95) by Rachel Lipman, illus. by Anthony Lewis, tours a mixed up town. (All ages)

Five Little Kisses ($5.95), illus. by Simone Abel. This heart-shaped book features Valentine's Day pop-ups. (All ages)

Nobody Ever Feels Orange ($10.95) by Jan Jugran, illus. by Laura Logan, matches colors with emotions in this book with acetate pull-tabs. (3-up)


The Pop &... series debuts with Pop & Shine TRUCKS, Pop & Shine COLORS, Pop & Shine KITTENS, Pop & Shine BABY ANIMALS, and Pop & Shine FRUIT ($10.95, all ages). giggle & grow adds Let's Go Potty ($8.95, all ages) and Little Feet Like... ($9.95, all ages).


Going Around the Sun ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Janeen Mason, A look at the planets and solar systems in the universe. (4-9)

The Forever Forest ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Kristin Pratt-Serafini and Rachel Crandell, illus. by Pratt-Serafini, explores the rain forest in Costa Rica. (5-10)

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch, photos by Braasch, explains how scientists know that the Earth’s climate is changing. (10-14)


Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language ($6.99) by Joy Allen aims to help babies communicate their needs, wants and feelings. (6 mos.-up)

A Child’s Book of Prayers ($12.99) by Judy Kangas provides prayers that relate to a youngster’s daily life. (2-up)

A Babysitter for Billy Bear ($16.99) by Miriam Moss, illus. by Anna Currey, is a companion to Don’t Forget I Love You. (3-5)

Be Gentle with the Dog, Dear! ($14.99) by Matthew Baek offers a take on playing nice. (3-5)

I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean ($16.99) by Kevin Sherry is a follow-up to I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean. (3-5)

Kitty Up! ($12.99) by Elizabeth Wojtusik, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa, introduces cat and dog pals. (3-5)

Ladybug Girl ($16.99) by Jacky Davis and David Soman, illus. by Soman. When her brother says she’s too little to play with him and her parents are busy, Lulu makes her own fun. (4-up)

Little Ballet Star ($16.99) by Adèle Geras, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas, is a picture book geared to aspiring ballerinas. (4-up)

Princess Grace ($16.99) by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright, brings back the heroine of Amazing Grace. (4-up)

Violet the Pilot ($16.99) by Steve Breen introduces a girl who builds elaborate flying machines. (4-up)

Where’s My Mom? ($16.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. With the help of a butterfly, a monkey seeks his mother in this circular tale. (4-up)

The Best Story ($16.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf. What does it take to write the best story? (6-8)

Baseball Crazy: Ten Short Stories That Cover All the Bases ($16.99), ed. by Nancy Mercado, compiles baseball stories by 10 authors. (8-up)

Dolphin Song ($16.99) by Lauren St. John is a companion to The White Giraffe. (9-11)

Savvy ($16.99) by Ingrid Law centers on the youngest child in a family whose members possess a supernatural power that surfaces at age 13. (9-11)

Spin the Bottle ($16.99) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is a tale about this teen rite of passage. (10-up)

Storm: The Infinity Code ($16.99) by Emma Young introduces a trio of kid spy geniuses. (10-up)

March Toward the Thunder ($16.99) by Joseph Bruchac provides a Native American perspective on the Civil War. (12-up)

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park ($16.99) by Steve Kluger is narrated by three very different teens over the course of a life-changing year in high school. (12-up)

ridiculous/hilarious/terrible/cool: a year in an american high school ($16.99) by Elisha Cooper portrays the high school experience through the perspectives of eight real teens. (12-up)

Ten Mile River ($16.99) by Paul Griffin. Best friends—street-smart José and bookish Ray—are on their own in New York City. (12-up)

The Disappeared ($16.99) by Gloria Whelan is a novel depicting fascist Argentina through the eyes of a brother and sister. (12-up)

The Red Necklace ($16.99) by Sally Gardner. This tale of romance and magic is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. (12-up)

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty ($16.99) by Jody Gehrman. Three teen girls star in this story of mistaken identities, summer high jinks and romance. (14-up)


Oliver and Amanda continues with Amanda Pig and the Wiggly Tooth by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by Ann Schweniger ($14.99, 4-up).


Walt Disney’s Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park ($35) by Jeff Kurtti, illus. by Bruce Gordon, describes the origins of Walt Disney’s innovative theme parks. (All ages)

What the Sea Teaches Us: The Crew of theMorning Light ($19.95) by Jeff Kurtti ties into the forthcoming real-life adventure film that chronicles the youngest crew to compete in the Transpacific Yacht Race. (All ages)

Steel Trapp: Challenge ($16.99) by Ridley Pearson. In this thriller, a teen becomes embroiled in an international kidnapping and bribery plot. (10-up)

Disney’s Neglected Prince: The Art of Disney’s Knights in Shining Armor (and Loincloths) ($19.95) spotlights male Disney characters. (12-up)


Disney’s Animation Magic, 3rd Ed. ($19.95) by Don Hahn is a step-by-step guide to Disney animated filmmaking. (10-up)



Disney Bunnies adds Thumper’s Summer Day by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Lori Tyminski ($5.99, up to 5). Disney’s Little Einsteins offers Preschool Skills by Marcy Kelman ($12.99, 3-5); Numbers Adventure by Kelman ($9.99, 3-5); Animal Alphabet by Thea Feldman ($10.99, 3-5); and Around the World with the Little Einsteins by Kelman ($14.99, 3-up). Handy Manny stars in Manny’s Nuts & Bolts ($9.99, 3-5); Pre-school Skills by Marcy Kelman ($14.99, 3-up); and Manny’s Book of Tools by Kelman ($6.99, 3-up). And joining Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is Preschool NumbersandShapes by Kelman ($12.99, 3-5). Disney Learning offers Disney’s My First 1,2,3s by Thea Feldman ($14.99, 3-6). Disney-Pixar Wall-E presents Wall-E: Saves the Day, An Out of this World Pop Up by Kitty Richards ($9.99, 3-7); Wall-E: Book and Magnetic Play Set by Annie Auerbach ($14.99, 3-up); Wall-E: Lots of Bots by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Ben Butcher ($14.99, 4-8). Disney-Pixar Cars adds Meet the Cars ($12.99, 3-7). And The Secret Fairy Garden Book and Magnetic Play Set by Lara Bergen joins Disney Fairies ($14.99, 6-up).

Paperback Series

Disney’s Little Einsteins welcomes Mr. Penguin’s Ice Cream Adventure by Susan Ring and Brothers and Sisters to the Rescue and Melody, the Music Pet by Sheila Sweeny Higginson ($3.99 each, 3-5). New Handy Manny titles by Marcy Kelman are Bunny Trouble ($3.99, 3-5), Paint Job ($4.99, 3-5), Cookie Rescue and The Best Repair Man ($3.99 each, 3-up); and “Sinko” de Mayo ($4.99, 3-up). Mickey Mouse Clubhouse adds Pluto’s Best and Mickey’s Campout by Susan Ring ($3.99 each, 3-5); and Donald’s Lost Lion by Ring; Where’s Pluto’s Ball? by Thea Feldman; and five titles by Higginson including Go, Goofy, Go! and Mystery of the Missing Muffins ($3.99 each, 3-up).

High School Musical adds with Along for the Ride ($14.99, 8-12); and Stories from East High: Friends 4Ever? and Get Your Vote On! ($4.99 each, 8-12). Cory in the House releases Rock On! and Election Fever ($4.99 each, 8-12). Hannah Montana is back in Sweet Revenge and Don’t Bet on It ($4.99 each, 8-12). Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow issues Poseidon’s Peak and Bold New Horizons ($4.99 each, 8-12). Who Let the Dogs Out? joins South of the Border ($4.99, 8-12). Kingdom Hearts debuts with The First Door and Darkness Within ($5.99 each, 9-12). And National Treasure: A Gates Family Mystery gains Midnight Ride ($4.99, 10-up).


Daddy Loves Me ($5.99). This board book celebrates the father-child bond. (up to 3)

Spend a Day on the Farm ($12.99). Book and DVD show life on a farm, through the eyes of a farmer’s daughter. (3-6)

Go, Diego, Go! Essential Guide ($8.99) focuses on this Nickelodeon character. (3-7)

The Toddler Cookbook ($10.99) by Annabel Karmel offers easy recipes for young children and their parents. (3-8)

Earth Matters ($24.99) explores Earth’s biomes and outlines ways kids can make positive environmental changes. (6-12)

Make It! ($12.99) by Jane Bull presents projects to make items by reusing household materials. (6-12)

Atlas of Exploration ($19.99) chronicles travels across the continents, oceans and space. (6-12)

Wall-E: The Intergalactic Guide ($12.99) ties into this upcoming Disney/Pixar film. (6-12)

Kung Fu Panda: The Warrior’s Guide ($12.99) is based on the forthcoming movie. (6-12)

Grow It, Cook It! ($15.99) shows how to grow plants and use them in recipes. (6-up)

Show Me the Money ($15.99) by Alvin Hall explains basic concepts of currency and finance. (7-12)

Healthy Cooking for Kids! 50 Fun Recipe Cards ($15.99) rounds up nutritious recipes. (7-12)

Sharkpedia ($12.99) collects facts about sharks’ habits and habitats. (7-12)

Around the World Cookbook ($19.99) by Abigail Johnson Dodge compiles an international array of recipes. (7-12)

Ballerina: A Step-by-Step Guide to Ballet ($17.99) packages a how-to book with a DVD. (7-12)

Pokémon Encyclopedia ($24.99) is a compendium for fans of the game. (7-up)

Soccer: The Ultimate Guide ($17.99, paper $12.99) outlines the tactics and rules of this sport. (8-12)

Dangerous Dinosaurs Q & A ($12.99) is a guide to prehistoric creatures. (8-12)

One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia of Everything ($24.99) features information about and photos of a broad range of items. (8-up)

Mission: Space: A Full-Throttle Tour of the Universe ($21.99) explores our galaxy and beyond. (8-up)

Egyptorium ($24.99) contains 10 removable mini-books focusing on various aspects of ancient Egypt. (10-up)

Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide ($24.95) compiles info about the films, including the forthcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. (10-up)

Batmobile Owner’s Manual ($24.99) includes illustrations and diagrams of the latest Batmobile. (10-up)

Quest for the Lost City of Gold ($19.99), illus. by Stephen Biesty, is a globe-crossing, journal-style mystery featuring clues and riddles. (10-up)


Baby Touch and Feel offers Animals, Farm, First Words and Trucks ($5.99 each, up to 2). Peekaboo! gains Baby Loves and Beep! Beep! ($6.99 each, 1-3). My First Touch and Feel Picture Cards issues My First Bible Touch and Feel Picture Cards ($9.99, 1-3). Fun Flaps presents All About Me! and Baby Animals ($4.99 each, 1-4). Colors and Shapes and Farm are new My First Wipe Clean Books ($9.99 each, 2-5). My First Play Magnets releases Dinosaur and Things That Go ($8.99 each, 2-5). John Deere rolls on with Touch and Feel Tractor ($6.99, 2-5) and Farm 123 ($8.99, 2-5). And Preschool Pop-Ups adds Noisy Animals and Wild Animals ($6.99 each, 2-5).

First Activity Books greets First Cooking Activity Book and First Garden Activity Book ($9.99 each, 3-6). Touchables welcomes Wild Baby Animals and Puppies ($8.99 each, 3-6). And new DK Readers are Snakes Slither and Hiss and Animals at Home ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 4-6); Let’s Play Soccer and Power Rangers Readers: Jungle Fury: We Are the Power Rangers ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 5-7); A Trip to the Theater and Power Rangers Readers: Great Adventures ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 6-up); My First Ballet Recital, Welcome to China, Marvel Heroes Readers: Amazing Powers and Star Wars Readers: The Story of Darth Vader ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 7-up); and Skate!, Marvel Heroes Readers: Greatest Battles and Star Wars Readers: Epic Battles ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 8-10).

Joining Watch Me Grow is Panda ($7.99, 4-7). Eye Know greets Body and Dinosaur ($8.99 each, 4-7). First Reference issues First Space Encyclopedia ($15.99, 6-10). Eyewitness adds Vote and Forensic Science ($15.99 each, 8-up). DK Online offers Oceans and Prehistory ($17.99 each, paper $9.99, 8-up). DK Biography continues with Benjamin Franklin and Joan of Arc ($14.99 each, paper $4.99, 9-up). Paperback Series

See How They Grow has six additions, including Lamb and Pony ($3.99 each, 2-5). And DK Illustrated Classics releases Frankenstein and The Scarlet Letter ($12.99 each, 12-up) and Great Expectations and Pride and Prejudice ($15.99 each, 12-up).


Old MacDonald Had a Farm ($14.99) includes a sound chip that activates this song as well as animal sounds. (up to 4)

The Playful Little Fairy ($8.99) introduces a fairy who likes to hide other fairies’ possessions. (2-4)

Counting Seasons ($7.99) contains sound and light modules, flaps and sliding pages. (2-4)

Hush! Little Lion ($7.99) reveals jungle scenes behind sliding pages. (2-4)

Pop-Up Wild Animals ($8.99). Creatures pop up with a turn of the page. (2-4)

Don’t Forget Spike... Say Please and Thank You ($8.99) teaches manners and features a magnetic plush character and flaps to lift. (3-5)

The Wise Dragon ($12.99). Lights and music accompany this story about a boy and four mythical creatures. (5-8)


New Clipboard Activity Packs are Animals, Dinosaurs, Fairies and Things That Go ($7.99 each, 3-5). And Water Magic Activity Board Books adds Letters ABC, Animals 123, Ocean Colors and Things That Go Shapes ($7.99 each, 3-5).

Paperback Series

Fiberoptic Story Books offers If You Love Me and Hop-a-Long Bunny ($4.99 each, 3-5). Read-Along Stories presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs ($3.99 each, 3-5).


(NBN, dist.)

The Train to Maine ($15.95) by Jamie Spencer, illus. by Rebecca Reed, takes readers on a train ride from Boston to Down East Maine. (4-8)

Matthew and Tall Rabbit Go Camping ($15.95) by Susan Meyer, illus. by Amy Huntington. Matthew pretends that his toy rabbit is also nervous about their first camping trip. (4-8)

Boatyard Ducklings ($15.95) by Heather Austin. A girl keeps watch over ducklings that hatch in a boatyard. (5-10)


(IPG, dist.)

Sounds Funny!A Book About Comic Sounds ($6.95) by Kevin Somers is a board book that uses comic panels and pop art to introduce sounds. (up to 3)


Cool Counting Books debuts with 123 USA and 123 New York by Puck, illus. by Kevin Somers ($7.95 each, up to 3).


Just Like You ($10.99) by Emma Dodd stars a baby bear who looks up to his father. (1-up)

Mama Mine, Mama Mine ($15.99) by Rita Gray, illus. by Ponder Goembel. Mothers on a farm, including a human one, assure their babies they will return. (1-up)

No Matter What ($10.99) by Emma Dodd. A baby elephant’s mother always loves him, no matter his mood. (1-up)

It’s Library Day ($12.99) by Jane Morgan Stoeke is a rhyming tale about visiting the library. (3-5)

Market Day ($16.99) by Carol Foskett Cordsen, illus. by Douglas Jones. As a family goes to market, their hungry cow trails behind and causes trouble. (3-5)

Off Go Their Engines, Off Go Their Lights ($15.99) by Janice Milusich, illus. by David Gordon, is a bedtime tale featuring vehicles. (3-5)

Please Don’t Tease Tootsie! ($16.99) by Margaret Chamberlain reveals how to treat—and how not to treat—pets and animals. (3-5)

Shoe Bop! ($15.99) by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. A young fashion maven goes shoe shopping with her mother. (3-5)

Mama’s Little Ducklings ($15.99) by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka, chronicles a spunky duckling’s quest for adventure. (3-up)

How Mama Brought the Spring ($16.99) by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Holly Berry. Mother and daughter share a story about Grandma’s blintz recipe. (5-up)

The Wolves Are Back ($16.99) by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor, reveals how wolves nearly became extinct in the U.S. (5-up)

Arthur and Guen: An Original Tale of Young Camelot ($16.99) by John Koons, illus. by Igor Oleynikov, is a story about Arthur and Guenevere as children. (6-8)

Sisters of Scituate Light ($16.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Stacey Schuett, tells the true tale of two girls who saved their town from the British during the War of 1812. (6-8)

Thea’s Tree ($16.99) by Alison Jackson, illus. by Janet Pederson. The story of Jack and the Beanstalk inspired this tale told through letters. (6-8)

The Mermaid’s Treasure ($19.99) by Stephanie True Peters, illus. by Marsela Hajdinjak-Krec and Rodica Prato, is an oversize gift book about mermaids. (6-8)

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox ($17.99) by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Linda Bleck, is a follow-up to We Gather Together. (6-up)

The Brook Book ($15.99) by Jim Arnosky tours freshwater brooks and streams. (7-up)

Gods of Manhattan ($17.99) by Scott Mebus is a modern fantasy about a New York City spirit world. (8-up)

The Scarlet Stockings: The Enchanted Riddle ($16.99) by Charlotte Kandel. Magical stockings help an orphan become a prima ballerina. (8-up)

Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills ($17.99) by Julie Cummins, illus. by Cheryl Harness, profiles 14 women who pushed physical and societal limits at the turn of the 20th century. (8-up)

Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak ($17.99) by Kay Winters, illus. by Larry Day. Poems feature the voices of colonial Bostonians, as an errand boy spreads word of rebellion. (9-11)

Obi, Gerbil on the Loose! ($15.99) by Michael Delaney. A resourceful pet gerbil ventures out of her cage for the first time. (9-11)

Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper ($15.99) by Michael Reisman. A magic book gives an ordinary kid the ability to control the laws of physics. (9-up)

Thirteen ($15.99) by Lauren Myracle. Winnie Perry finally becomes a teenager, in this follow-up to Eleven and Twelve. (10-up)

Artichoke’s Heart ($16.99) by Suzanne Supplee reveals the life-changing year of a Tennessee girl who resolves to lose weight. (12-up)

Braless in Wonderland ($16.99) by Debbie Reed Fischer. A reluctant teen is drawn into the modeling world. (12-up)

Cheater ($16.99) by Michael Laser. A good student finds himself embroiled in a high school cheating ring. (12-up)

Marley Z. and the Bloodstained Violin ($16.99) by Jim Fusilli. When her friend is accused of stealing a rare violin, Marley must solve the case. (12-up)

Oh. My. Gods. ($16.99) by Tera Lynn Childs. A California cross-country runner tries to fit in at a school for the descendents of Greek gods. (12-up)

My Tiki Girl ($16.99) by Jennifer McMahon is a novel about the complexity of first love. (14-up)


New Winnie-the-Pooh titles by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, are Now We Are Six and When We Were Very Young ($19.99 each, all ages) and Positively Pooh: Timeless Wisdom from Pooh ($20, all ages). Skippyjon Jones returns in 1-2-3 and Shape Up by Judy Schachner ($6.99 each, 3-up). Big Chickens cluck on in Big Chickens Fly the Coop by Leslie Helakoski, illus. by Henry Cole ($15.99, 4-up). Mrs. Shepherd’s Class is back in Science Fair Day by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Thor Wickstrom ($16.99, 4-up). Look Again offers American Adventure by Michael Garland ($15.99, 6-8). Hoofbeats moves on with Margaret and Flynn, 1875 by Kathleen Duey ($15.99, Puffin paperback $5.99, 8-up). First Daughter continues with White House Rules by Mitali Perkins ($16.99, 10-up). And The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer issues Ninth Grade Slays ($16.99, 10-up).



Bedtime Rhymes releases Bedtime Rhymes by Sam Taplin, illus. by Anna Luraschi ($12.99, 6 mos.-up). Noisy Touchy-Feely Board Books issues This Is My Kitten and This Is My Puppy by Felicity Brooks, illus. by Masumi Furukawa ($16.99 each, 6 mos.-up). First Picture Board Books adds First Picture Animals ($11.99) and First Picture Fairytales with CD ($18.99) by Jo Litchfield (9 mos.-up). Luxury Touchy-Feely Board Books presents Farm Touchy-Feely by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells; and Princesses Touchy-Feely by Watt ($15.99 each, 9 mos.-up). Joining Touchy-Feely Board Books is That’s Not My Reindeer ($9.99) by Watt, illus. by Wells; and That’s Not My Teddy ($7.99) by Watt (9 mos.-up). Snuggletime Board Books issues I Love You Baby by Watt, illus. by Catherine-Anne MacKinnon ($8.99, 1-up). There are two new Talkabout Board Books by Brooks ($8.99 each, 1-up). And Baby Board Books adds Hop, Skip and Jump with CD by Watt, illus. by Desideria Guicciardini ($15.99, 2-up).

Noisy Town Board Book by Felicity Brooks joins Busy Sounds Board Books ($15.99, 2-up). First Fairytales Look and Say has two additions by Brooks ($9.99, 2-up). Look and Say Board Books gains Birthday and Weather by Jo Litchfield ($7.99 each, 2-up). Touchy-Feely Flap Books presents Hide-and-Seek Dinosaurs by Fiona Watt, illus. by Andy Elkerton ($15.99, 2-up). First Thousand Words adds three titles by Mairi Mackinnon ($12.99 each, 3-up). Lift and Look Board Books continues with Cars by Brooks ($9.99, 3-up). Magnet Books greets Trucks and Diggers by Brooks, illus. by Matt Durber ($19.99, 3-up). Picture Book Classics adds two titles ($9.99 each, 3-up). There are four new Picture Books ($9.99-$18.99 each, 3-up). Shapes Jigsaw Books issues a new title by Brooks, illus. by Stacey Lamb ($9.99, 3-up).

Jobs People Do offers a title of the same name by Felicity Brooks, illus. by Jo Litchfield ($22.99, 4-up). Beginners Nature issues Seashore by Lucy Bowman ($4.99, 5-up). There are four new First Reading Level 2 books ($8.99 each, 5-up); and First Reading Level 3 continues with five titles and First Reading Level 4 has three additions ($8.99 each, 6-up). 1001 Things to Spot adds 1001 Wizard Things to Spot by Gillian Doherty, illus. by Teri Gower ($9.99, 6-up). A new Activity Book is 365 Things to Make and Do (Combined Vol.) by Fiona Watt ($24.99, 6-up). And First Book of Art by Rosie Dickins is a new Art title ($18.99, 6-up).

Book of Know How offers a title of the same name by Heather Amery ($19.99, 6-up). Joining First Picture Flap Books is Yo Hablo Ingles by Felicity Brooks, illus. by Mairi Mackinnon ($14.99, 6-up). Miniature Editions adds Little Book of Stories from the Old Testament by Amery, illus. by Linda Edwards ($6.99, 6-up). And joining Stories for Young Children is Stories of Wizards by Gillian Doherty, illus. by Edwards ($16.99, 6-up).

See Inside Board Books adds See Inside Ancient Egypt by Rob Lloyd Jones and See Inside Your Head by Alex Frith, illus. by Colin King ($12.99 each, 7-up). Young Reading Series 1 Gift Books adds three titles ($8.99-$9.99 each, 7-up); Young Reading Series 2 Gift Books gains three books ($8.99 each, 7-up); and Young Reading Series 3 Gift Books has four additions ($8.99 each, 8-up). Children’s Cooking serves up Healthy Cookbook by Fiona Patchett ($16.99, 10-up). And Illustrated Dictionaries releases Illustrated Dictionary of Chemistry by C. Oxlade ($12.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do issues a title of the same name by Rebecca Gilpin, illus. by Leonie Pratt ($14.99, 6-up). There are six new Kid Kits ($11.99-$24.99 each, 6-up). Nature Encyclopedias issues Mysteries and Marvels of Nature by Liz Dalby ($16.99, 8-up). Joining What’s Happening is Why Shouldn’t I Eat Junk Food? by Kate Knighton ($6.99, 8-up). And Paul Stewart’s Curse of Magoria is a new Thrillers title ($4.99, 10-up).


Psalms for Young Children ($16) by Marie-Hélène Delval, illus. by Arno, adapts 40 psalms. (4-8)

Cottonball Colin ($16) by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross. What happens when Colin’s overprotective mother wraps him in cotton? (4-9)

Garmann’s Summer ($17.50) by Stian Hole. Worried about starting school, Garmann decides to find out if adults are scared of things too. (5-8)

Alice’s Birthday Pig ($12) by Tim Kennemore. On her birthday, Alice pays back her teasing older brother. (7-10)

I, Vivaldi ($18) by Janice Shefelman, illus. by Tom Shefelman. Though Vivaldi’s mother wants him to become a priest, his goal is to write music and play the violin. (7-11)

Always with You ($17) by Ruth Vander Zee, illus. by Ronald Himler, is based on a true story of a Vietnamese orphan rescued by American soldiers. (8-12)


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

I Am a Princess and I Am a Spaceman ($12.95 each) by Rosalind Beardshaw are board books about dress-up birthday parties. (3-5)


Rift ($9.95) by Beverley Birch. In this novel, four teens and a journalist disappear in Africa. (12-up)

Shaman Boy ($11.95) by Caroline Pitcher. Luka shape-shifts to fight evil and save his war-torn village. (12-up)

Sugarcoated ($9.95) by Caroline Pitcher. A teen remains quiet after witnessing a crime, until things take a dangerous turn. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Wheelyworld presents Enzo the Racing Car and Monty the Rally Car by Diane and Christyan Fox ($8.95 each, 3-5). Toby Tucker appears in Dodging the Donkey Poo, Hogging All the Pig Swill, Keeping Sneaky Secrets, Mucking About with Monkeys, Picking People’s Pockets and Sludging Through a Sewer by Val Wilding, illus. by Michael Broad ($7.95 each, 7-9). And Avril Crump presents Avril Crump, Avril Crump and the Lucky 13 and Avril Crump and the Slumber Code by Angela Woolfe ($9.95 each, 9-12).


(FSG, dist.)

Gus Is a Fish ($14.95) by Claire Babin, illus. by Olivier Tallac. During bath time, Gus ducks underwater and discovers fish and plants. (3-6)

Coppernickel: The Invention ($14.95) by Wouter van Reek. When Coppernickel discovers a blank page at the end of a book of inventions, he adds an elaborate one of his own. (3-6)

Jin Jin the Dragon ($16.95) by Grace Chang, illus. by Chong Chang. Jin Jin seeks to discover what kind of animal he is. (4-8)

The Big Book of Dummies, Rebels and Other Geniuses ($19.95) by Jean-Bernard Pouy, illus. by Serge Bloch, profiles 26 individuals who are recognized as geniuses today but were considered rebels or dunces as children. (10-up)


Carl’s Summer Vacation ($12.95) by Alexandra Day. Instead of napping, Carl and the baby enjoy a summer’s day by the lake. (All ages)

The Pout-Pout Fish ($16) by Deborah Diesen. Another fish shows the pout-pout fish how to change his frowning expression. (3-6)

How I Learned Geography ($16.95) by Uri Schulevitz. In this story based on the author’s childhood, a map helps a boy escape the misery of refugee life. (4-8)

Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays ($16.95) by Laura Nielsen, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski. Mrs. Muddle’s new neighbors are surprised by her definition of a holiday. (5-8)

To the Big Top ($16.95) by Jill Esbaum, illus. by David Gordon. In the early 1900s, best friends help set up the tent when the circus comes to town. (5-8)

Stormy’s Hat ($16.95) by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Andrea U’Ren. A railroad engineer searches for the perfect work hat. (5-8)

The Totally Made-up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish ($16) by Claudia Mills. Amanda’s school project helps her work out her anxieties. (8-12)

Hummingbird ($16.95) by Kimberly Greene Angle. After her grandmother dies, a girl living on a watermelon farm deals with her loss. (8-12)

Memories of Babi ($16) by Aranka Siegal offers stories based on the author’s pre-WWII visits to her grandmother’s Ukrainian farm. (10-up)

Jimmy’s Stars ($16.95) by Mary Ann Rodman. In 1943, Ellie’s brother goes off to fight in WWII, but can’t keep his promise that he will return. (10-up)

The Road of Bones ($16.95) by Anne Fine. In a country reminiscent of Stalinist Russia, a boy is wrongly accused of being an enemy of the state. (12-up)

Double-Click for Trouble ($16) by Chris Woodworth. A boy caught visiting inappropriate Web sites is sent to visit his eccentric great-uncle. (12-up)

The Joys of Love ($16.95) by Madeleine L’Engle. After graduating from college in 1946, Elizabeth pursues her dream of becoming an actress. (12-up)


MOTOR kicks off with Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver ($14.95, 12-up).


Max’s Dragon ($16.95) by Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov. The star of Max’s Words plays with an invisible dragon. (4-8)

Skunkdog ($16.95) by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Pierre Pratt. A lonely dog makes a new friend after moving to the country. (4-8)

Tin Lizzie ($16.95) by Allan Drummond. A man shares with his grandchildren his love of cars as well as his concerns about traffic, pollution and foreign oil. (5-8)

Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch ($16.95) by Mona Kerby, illus. by Lynne Barasch. In 1888, a puppy rides a cross-country mail train and an around-the-world mail boat. (5-8)

Planting the Trees of Kenya ($16.95) by Claire Nivola profiles Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. (5-8)

Greetings from Nowhere ($16) by Barbara O’Connor. In the Great Smoky Mountains, members of several families are transformed by their shared experiences. (10-up)

Diamond Willow ($16) by Helen Frost. A girl in Alaska who’s determined to prove her skill handling her father’s sled dogs struggles to survive. (10-up)

The House of Djinn ($16.95) by Suzanne Fisher Staples is a sequel to Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. (12-up)

Whirlwind ($17.95) by David Klass is the second book in the Caretaker Trilogy. (14-up).


If Animals Kissed Goodnight ($16.95) by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker. At bedtime, a girl and her mother imagine how animals say goodnight to their young. (3-6)

The Elephant Quilt ($16.95) by Susan Lowell, illus. by Stacey Dressen-McQueen. Lily Rose helps sew a quilt depicting the highlights of her family’s journey west. (6-up)

Rex Zero, King of Nothing ($16.95) by Tim Wynne-Jones is a sequel to Rex Zero and the End of the World. (8-12)

Snow Falling in Spring ($16) by Moying Li. The author, who was 12 during China’s Cultural Revolution, finds meaning in her passion for learning and books. (12-up)

Write Naked ($16.95) by Peter Gould depicts the relationship between a quirky teenage boy and a free-spirited girl who wants to save the planet. (14-up).


The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year ($19.95) by Nancy Tillman. A baby journal with growth chart and frameable print based on On the Night You Were Born. (All ages)

Jake Starts School ($16.95) by Michael Wright. The star of Jake Stays Awake has separation anxiety. (4-7)

Tyrannosaurus Drip ($16.95) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by David Roberts. Can carnivorous and plant-eating dinosaurs live in peace? (4-8)

For Girls Only: Everything Great About Being a Girl ($14.95) by Laura Dower rounds up info, advice and activities. (7-12)

Dodger and Me ($16.95) by Jordan Sonnenblick. A boy’s imaginary friend, a blue chimp, is driving him crazy. (8-12)

Dog Gone ($16.95) by Cynthia Chapman Willis. Searching for her missing dog, a girl deals with the loss of her mother and her father’s grief. (8-12)

Six Innings ($16.95) by James Preller. A championship baseball game tests two boys’ friendship. (9-14)

A Horse of Her Own ($16.95) by Annie Wedekind. A girl cares for a troubled, damaged horse. (10-14)

The Girl Who Could Fly ($16.95) by Victoria Forester. A girl who can fly is sent to a school for children with exceptional abilities. (11-up)

The Compound ($16.95) by S.A. Bodeen. A boy who thinks his family is safe after a nuclear holocaust learns of his father’s twisted experiment. (12-up)

Zombie Blondes ($16.95) by Brian James. In her new school, Hannah befriends a group of cheerleaders who are beautiful, popular and dead. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Go Girl! continues with Sleepover! by Rowan McAuley, Surf’s Up! by Chrissie Perry and Dancing Queen and Catch Me if You Can by Thalia Kalkipsakis, all illus. by Ash Oswald ($3.99 each, 7-up). And Zac Power debuts with Poison Island and Deep Waters by H.I. Larry, illus. by Oswald ($3.99 each, 7-up).


An Egyptian Tomb ($19.95) by Meredith Hooper shares stories and secrets found in the ancient tomb of Nebamun. (10-13)


One Watermelon Seed ($18.95) by Celia Barker Lottridge, illus. by Karen Patkau. Two children plant a garden in this counting tale. (4-7)

Making Grizzle Grow ($18.95) by Rachna Gilmore, illus. by Leslie Elizabeth Watts. When her father doesn’t have time to play with her, Emily makes a snow dinosaur that grows as her temper does. (4-7)


Last Chance for Paris ($11.95) by Sylvia McNicoll. When her mother leaves for Paris without her, a rebellious girl spends a summer in the mountains. (12-up)

Daughter of War ($11.95) by Marsha Skrypuch. An Armenian girl disguises herself as a Muslim to escape certain death. (14-up)



Katie Be Quiet ($8.95) by Darcy Novakowski. Mourning her father’s death, a teen faces bullies at school, her mother’s weird new friends and a pressing mystery. (11-up)

Run Like Jäger ($12.95) by Karen Bass. An exchange student in Germany tries to discover what his grandfather did during WWII. (13-up)



Egghead ($11.95) by Caroline Pignat. Three teens cope with standing up to bullies, defending their friends and controlling their rage. (12-up)

Dooley Takes the Fall ($12.95) by Norah McClintock. A troubled teen struggles to free himself from his past and deal with present conspiracies. (14-up)

Big Big Sky ($12.95) by Kristyn Dunnion. For the first time, five female warriors leave the mountain where they’ve been raised and trained. (14-up)FOODPLAY PRODUCTIONS

Janey Junkfood's Fresh Adventure! Making Good Eating Great Fun! ($15.95) by Barbara Storper, illus. by Frances E. Schneid. Based on a TV special and live theater show, this volume includes 14 recipe cards. (8-12)



Frunk the Skunk ($9.95) by Samia Mounts, illus. by Luca Matricardi, reveals the trials of an eighth-grader living on an American army base in Korea. (9-12).


(PGW, dist.)

M Is for Mexico ($16.95) by Flor de Maria Cordero. This alphabet book features photos of Mexico. (4-7)

The Frog Bride ($16.95) by Antonia Barber, illus. by Virginia Lee, retells a Russian folktale. (5-8)

Lila and the Secret of Rain ($16.95) by David Conway, illus. by Jude Daly. Lila saves her drought-plagued village by making the sky sad. (6-9)

Art to Make You Scared ($16.95) by Elizabeth Newbury focuses on eight frightening works of art. (6-9)

Picture History of Great Buildings ($19.95) by Gillian Clements reveals the history of famous buildings and structures. (8-up)



I Can Play It Safe ($14.95) by Alison Feigh, illus. by Laura Logan, encourages children to make smart choices about personal safety. (4-8)

On Those Runaway Days ($14.95) by Alison Feigh, illus. by Laura Logan, sets out to help children whose problems seem overwhelming. (6-10)

Paperback Series

Laugh and Learn welcomes See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done) by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick ($8.95, 8-13).


Mermaid Cookbook ($14.95) by Barbara Beery is a companion to Pink Princess Cookbook and Fairies Cookbook. (6-up)

To Grandmother’s House: A Visit to Old-Town Beijing ($15.95) by Douglas Kesiter is a bilingual story featuring photos of life in Beijing. (6-up)


The Pocket Guide to Mischief ($9.95) by Bart King compiles tricks, pranks, excuses and a “smart aleck quiz.” (6-up)

24 Games You Can Play on a Checkerboard ($9.95) by Carol Lynch Williams includes games inspired by various cultures. (6-up)

Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff You Can Build ($19.95) by David and Jeanie Stiles provides illustrated step-by-step pans for building a variety of objects. (8-up)

Paperback Series

Backyard Birds adds California, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Utah by Bill Fenimore ($9.95 each, 8-up).



Cat, What Is That? ($9.95) by Tony Johnston, illus. by Wendell Minor, is a poem revealing a cat in various guises. (All ages)

Lucy’s Summer ($10.95) by Donald Hall, illus. by Michael McCurdy, describes Hall’s mother’s summer on a New Hampshire farm in the early 1990s. (6-up)

The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft ($14.95) by Dan Beard is a guide to camping and woodcraft. (9-up)


My Mommy and Me and My Daddy and Me ($8.95 each) by Tina Macnaughton convey parental love. (up to 3)

I Love You as Big as the World ($16.95) by David Van Buren, illus. by Tim Warnes. How much do Big Bear and Little Bear love each other? (2-6)

I Love You, Sleepyhead ($16.95) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Simon Mendez. In these lullabies, baby animals snuggle down to sleep. (2-6)

Harris Finds His Feet ($16.95) by Catherine Rayner. A young hare’s grandfather teaches him how to use his enormous feet. (3-6)

For Everyone to Share ($16.95) by Gillian Lobel, illus. by Daniel Howarth, reveals what Little Mouse finds when he first ventures from his nest. (3-6)

The Littlest Owl ($16.95) by Caroline Pitcher, illus. by Tina Macnaughton. The smallest owlet sibling takes flight to escape a storm. (3-7)

Follow That Bear if You Dare! ($16) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Alison Edgson. Hare convinces a pal to join his bear hunt. (3-7)

Little Pip and the Rainbow Wish ($16.95) by Elizabeth Baguley, illus. by Caroline Pedler. A mouse overcomes his shyness to play with other mice. (3-7)

Mule School ($16.95) by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Lynne Chapman. A unique mule saves his classmates from their own stubbornness. (4-7)

Silly Goose ($16.95) by Marni McGee, illus. by Alison Edgson. What happens when a gullible goose falls for a sly fox’s tricks? (4-7)

The Dark, Dark Night ($16.95) by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Jane Chapman. Frog awakens from his winter’s sleep to find a monster in his pond. (4-7)


(PGW, dist.)

Boy in Motion: The Rick Hansen Story ($16.95) by Ainslie Manson, illus. by Renné Benoit, tells of this man who became a paraplegic at a young age and went on to become a world-class athlete. (4-8)

There’s a Barnyard in My Bedroom ($19.95) by David Suzuki, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes, combines a nature adventure tale and activities. (5-8)



Corduroy returns in Corduroy’s Buttons and Corduroy’s Sweet Surprise, based on the character created by Don Freeman ($7.99 each, 3-up). Joining Eric Carle’s The World of Eric Carle series are My Very Favorite Words Library ($9.99, 3-up); and The Very Clumsy Click Beetle’s Favorite Words and The Very Quiet Cricket’s Favorite Words ($3.99 each, 3-up), all illus. by Carle. Max and Ruby reappear in Hide-and-Seek, based on the characters of Rosemary Wells ($7.99, 3-up). Treetures offers Meet the Mudsters and Welcome Spring! by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by Paul E. Nunn, based on the characters of Judith Hope Blau ($7.99 each, 3-up). Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo is back in Major League Mess-Up by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John & Wendy ($9.99, 9-up). And The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff continues with Wish You Were Here by Jason Lethcoe ($9.99, 9-up).

Paperback Series

Max and Ruby star in Max’s Easter Surprise ($3.99, 3-up) and Max’s Work of Art ($4.99, 3-up), based on characters of Rosemary Wells. Strawberry Shortcake reappears in Sticker Stories: Berry Pretty Princesses, illus. by Tonja and John Huxtable ($5.99, 3-up); Easter Egg Hunt by Molly Kempf; and Happy Birthday, Strawberry Shortcake! by Kempf, illus. by Tonja and John Huxtable ($4.99 each, 3-up). Charlie and Lola are back in But I Am an Alligator, I Can Do Anything That’s Everything All on My Own and I Want to Be Much More Bigger Like You, based on characters of Lauren Child ($3.99 each, 3-up). And Franny’s Feet, based on the TV series created by Cathy Moss and Susin Nielsen, issues The Dinosaur Dig by Veronica Wasserman and A Pony Show by Samantha Brooke ($3.99 each, 4-up); and Sticker Stories: Franny’s Frantastic Adventure ($5.99, 4-up).

Treetures adds Sticker Stories: Forest Adventure by Megan Bryant, illus. by Paul Nunn, based on the characters of Judith Hope Blau ($5.99, 4-up). Station Stop presents A Baby Panda Is Born by Kristin Ostby, illus. by Lucia Washburn ($3.99, 4-up). The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy debuts with Sound Off! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Brian Smith ($5.99, 6-up). Pirate School continues with Treasure Trouble and Camp Buccaneer by Brian James, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin ($3.99 each, 6-up). Backyard Sports starts up with Wild Pitch and Double Team by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Ron Zalme ($3.99 each, 6-up). Joining Pretty Freekin Scary are The Mystery of the Mystery Meat and Been There, Crossed Over by Chris P. Flesh, illus. by Saxton Moore and Carlos Villagra ($4.99 each, 8-up). And Charmed Forces by Melissa J. Morgan joins Camp Confidential ($5.99, 9-up).

Launching Aly & AJ’s Rock ’n’ Roll Mysteries are First Stop, New York and Mayhem in Miami by Tracey West and Katherine Noll, illus. by Aly Michalka ($5.99 each, 9-up). Hank Zipzer, The World’s Greatest Underachiever gains The Life of Me (Enter at Your Own Risk) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver ($5.99, 9-up). Nancy Krulik’s Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo reappears in Flower Power and Free the Worms!, illus. by John & Wendy ($3.99 each, 9-up). Get a Clue launches with The Treasure of Blackbird Rock and Operation Golden Scepter by Julian Press ($4.99 each, 9-up). Chase Wheeler’s Speed Racer takes off with The Great Plan, Challenge of the Masked Racer, The Secret Engine, The Race Against the Mammoth Car, The Most Dangerous Race and Race for Revenge ($6.99 each, 9-up). And The Show debuts with Pilot Episode and Loose Lips by Jordan Cooke ($6.99 each, 14-up).


Yellow Moon, Apple Moon ($17.95) by Pamela Porter, illus. by Matt James. A child bids goodnight to the moon. (up to 3)

Circle + Square/Círculo + Cuadro, Red + Green/Rojo + Verde, Stripes + Arrows/Rayas + Flechas and Colors + Flavors/Colores + Sabores ($5.95 each), photos by Jill Hartley, are bilingual concept board books. (up to 5)

Niwechihaw/I Help ($17.95) by Caitlin Dale Nicholson with Leona Morin-Neilson, trans. by Morin-Neilson. This story in Cree and English portrays a child on a walk with his grandmother. (2-5)

Colors!/¡Colores! ($17.95) by Jorge Luján, trans. by John Oliver Simon and Rebecca Parfitt, illus. by Piet Grobler, is a bilingual book revealing nature in harmony. (5-9)

The Black Book of Colors ($17.95) by Menena Cottin, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Rosana Faría. Raised line drawings and Braille letters attempt to convey the experiences of people who can only “see” though their other senses. (5-10)

On the Road Again! More Travels with My Family ($15.95) by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel, illus. by Gay, is a sequel to Travels with My Family. (7-10)

Mr. Karp’s Last Glass ($15.95) by Cary Fagan, illus. by Selçuk Demirel. Randolph helps Mr. Karp become the foremost water collector in his area. (8-10)

Tuk and the Whale ($15.95) by Raquel Rivera, illus. by Mary Jane Gerber. Inuit hunters and European whalers connect in the early 1600s. (8-10)

Dear Sylvia ($16.95) by Alan Cumyn is a follow-up to The Secret Life of Owen Skye and After Sylvia. (8-11)

Brave Deeds: How One Family Saved Many from the Nazis ($17.95) by Ann Alma. During the winter of 1944—45, a Dutch family protects others from the Nazis. (9-12)

Girl from Mars ($16.95) by Tamara Bach, trans. by Shelley Tanaka. Love arrives in an unexpected way when Miriam meets Laura, a new classmate. (14-up)

Skim ($18.95) by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Jillian Tamaki, is a graphic novel exploring love, sexuality, depression, suicide, crushes and cliques. (14-up)


Groundwork Guides offers Oil by James Laxer and The Betrayal of Africa by Gerald Caplan ($18.95 each, paper $10, 14-up).