MAGICAL CHILD BOOKS
(New Leaf, dist.)
Watchers ($16.95) by W. Lyon Martin. Who's hiding in the dark? (3-6)
Aidan's First Full Circle Moon ($16.95) by W. Lyon Martin introduces rituals at a Wiccan nighttime gathering. (4-8)
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Animal Atlas ($16.95) by Anne McRae, illus. by Daniela De Luca, presents facts about animals. (4-8)
The Children's Pictorial Atlas of the World ($17.95) by Alison Cooper and Anne McRae, illus. by Daniela De Luca, includes information and activities about countries and cities. (4-8)
The Atlas of Ancient Civilizations ($17.95) by Neil Morris, illus. by Daniela De Luca, visits major societies of the past. (7-9)
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mammals ($19.95) by Rupert Matthews is a scientific overview about this class of animals. (8-up)
The Kids' Cookbook: Recipes from Around the World ($19.95) by Rosalba Gioffre, Frances Lee and Karen Ward provides recipes from various countries. (8-up)
The Big Book of Civilizations ($22.95) by Hazel Mary Martell, Rupert Matthews, Sarah Quie and Marion Wood examines eight civilizations. (9-up)
It's a Wildlife, Buddy! by Daniela De Luca introduces Ben the Beaver, Buster the Kangaroo, Celia the Tiger, Harry the Wolf, Josh the Anteater and Lizzie the Elephant ($12.95 each, 5-7). Uncovering History reveals Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt, Everyday Life in Ancient Europe, Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, Everyday Life in Prehistory, Everyday Life in Ancient Rome and Everyday Life in the Renaissance by Neil Morris ($19.99 each, 7-12). And 365 Awesome Facts & Records by Gill Davies and Morris releases 365 Awesome Facts & Records About Everything and 365 Awesome Facts & Records About Nature ($19.95 each, 7-up).
Itty & Bitty return in Itty & Bitty: On the Road by Nancy Carpenter Czerw, illus. by Rose Mary Berlin ($16.95, 3-8).
Minutka: The Bilingual Dog by Anna Mycek-Wodecki releases this story in Spanish-English, Chinese-English, French-English, Italian-English and Turkish-English editions ($9.95 each, up to 3).
Bella's Chocolate Surprise ($8.95) by Adam Guillain, illus. by Elke Steiner. With the help of a Quetzal bird and a pendant, Bella travels to Ghana to learn about chocolate. (5-7)
Fringe Girl offers American Fringe by Valerie Frankel ($9.99, 14-up). Chalet Girls are back in Off the Trails by Emily Franklin ($9.99, 14-up). The Principles of Love offers Lessons in Love by Franklin ($9.99, 14-up). Geek Abroad by Piper Banks is a new Geek title ($9.99, 14-up). And The Morganville Vampires presents Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine ($5.99, 14-up).
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure ($24.95) by Marfé Ferguson Delano is a pop-up book that ties into this film. (8-12)
11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System ($16.95) by David Aguilar profiles the planets in the newly categorized solar system. (8-12)
National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Ed. ($24.95) includes new maps, photos and an interactive companion Web site. (8-12)
Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry ($18.95) by Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson looks into the story of this legendary African-American folk hero. (10-14)
Students on Strike: Growing Up African-American in the Segregated South ($15.95) by John Stokes with Lois Wolfe is the author's firsthand account of a 1951 walkout at a Virginia high school that helped end school segregation. (10-up)
Real Pirates: The Untold Story of theWhydahfrom Slave Ship to Pirate Ship ($16.95) by Barry Clifford, illus. by Greg Manchess, photos by Kenneth Garrett, chronicles the history of this vessel. (10-up)
Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics ($18.95) by Sue Macy. Sportscaster Bob Costas provides an introduction to this report on the 2004 Games and preview of the 2008 Games. (10-up)
Holidays Around the World offers Celebrate Valentine's Day with Love, Cards, and Candy and Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas, Music, and Dance by Carolyn Otto ($15.95 each, 6-9). Face to Face with Animals issues Face to Face with Frogs by Mark Moffett; Face to Face with Lions by Dereck Joubert, photos by Beverly Joubert; Face to Face with Whales by Flip and Linda Nicklin; and Face to Face with Wolves by Jim Brandenburg ($16.95 each, 7-11). Witness to Disaster presents Earthquakes and Tsunamis by Judith and Dennis Fradin ($16.95 each, 8-11). Joining Cheryl Harness Histories is The Ground-Breaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington CarverandScience & Invention in America by Harness ($16.95, 8-12). And Photobiographies welcomes Helen's Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher by Marfé Ferguson Delano ($17.95, 10-up).
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure ($6.95) by Marfé Ferguson Delano is a companion to this film. (8-12)
God's Great Big Love for Me ($9.99) by Max Lucado, illus. by Laura Logan, is a board book about John 3:16. (3-6)
Romp, Stomp, Waddle Home! ($12.99) by Jungle Jack Hanna. This board book about wild animals includes photos and magnets. (3-7)
I Love You More Than Rainbows ($14.99) by Susan Crites, illus. by Mark and Rosemary Jarman, explores the meaning of “I love you.” (3-10)
Really Woolly stars in God Made Spring: A Really Woolly & Friends Fuzzy, Shiny Flap Book ($7.99, 2-5). Read and Share offers The Story of Easter by Gwen Ellis ($7.99, 3-7). Gigi, God's Little Princess returns in The Purple Ponies and Will, God's Mighty Warrior is back in The Creepy Caves Mystery, both by Sheila Walsh, illus. by Meredith Johnson ($12.99 each, 4-7).
Believing in Narnia: A Kid's Guide to Unlocking the Secret Symbols of Faith in the Chronicles ($12.99) by Natalie Nichols Gillespie aims to help readers understand the Christian symbolism in the Narnia books and movies. (7-11)
(W.W. Norton, dist.)
“What's Happening to My Body?” adds On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! A “What's Happening to My Body?” Book for Younger Boys by Lynda Madaras, illus. by Paul Gilligan ($22, paper $12, 8-up).
(Greenleaf Book Group, dist.)
Kandide and the Secrets of the Mists ($9.99) by Diana Zimmerman, illus. by Maxine Gadd, launches a trilogy about magic and secret worlds. (9-12)
Build It Yourself continues with Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself by Delano Lopez, Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself by Cynthia Light Brown, Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kathleen Reilly and Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself by Lance Kramer ($19.95 each, paper $14.95, 9-12).
New ExploreYour World titles are Explore Ancient Egypt! 25 Great Projects, Activities, and Experiments and Explore Ancient Rome! 25 Great Projects, Activities, and Experiments by Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Alex Kim ($12.95 each, 6-9).
Let's Play Ball ($6.95) by Serena Romanelli, illus. by Hans de Beer. Mouse and Rabbit play outdoors in this touch-and-feel board book. (1-up)
Un gato y un perro/A Cat and a Dog ($6.95) by Claire Masurel, illus. by Bob Kolar, is a bilingual board-book edition of this story of two animals. (1-up)
Knights of the Castle ($11.95) by Uwe Linke, illus. by Daniel Müller. This board book with movable parts offers a tour of a castle. (3-up)
Bertie at Bedtime ($16.95) by Marcus Pfister. A hippo delays bedtime as long as possible. (3-up)
How Mommy Met Daddy ($16.95) by Katharina Grossmann-Hense reveals a mother and father as children. (3-up)
Loopy ($16.95) by Aurore Jesset, illus. by Barbara Korthues. A beloved toy is left at the doctor's office. (3-up)
A New Home for Beaver ($16.95) by Henne Goudzand Nahar, illus. by Jeska Verstegen, introduces a beaver who won't stop singing. (3-up)
Rainbow Fish returns in A Gift from the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister ($9.95, all ages).
My Little Book of Chinese Words ($17.95) by Catherine Louis, calligraphy by Shi Bo, provides an introduction to Chinese writing. (All ages)
Los pedos de Farley/Farley Farts ($6.95) by Birte Müller is a bilingual edition of this story about a frog. (3-up)
¿Te puedo ayudar?/Can I Help? ($5.95) by Marilyn Janovitz. Little Wolf helps his father with chores in this bilingual edition. (3-up)
Paperback in Spanish
Conejito no puede dormir (Little Bunny's Sleepless Night) by Carol Roth, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev ($6.95, 3-8).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Clouded World by Jay Amory presents Pirates of the Relentless Desert ($19.95, 12-up).
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Wind in the Willows ($19.95) by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Robert Ingpen, features new illustrations. (7-up)
Bionicle Graphic Novels debuts with The Rise of the Toa Nuva! by Greg Farshtey, Richard Bennett and Randy Elliott ($12.95, paper $7.95, 8-12). New Nancy Drew Graphic Novels are Dress Reversal and Doggone Town by Stefan Petrucha, Sarah Kinney and Sho Murase ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). The Hardy Boys Graphic Novels adds Dude Ranch O'Death! and The Deadliest Stunt by Scott Lobdell and Paulo Henrique ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Novels starts up with The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Michel Plessix and Tales of the Brothers Grimm adapted by by Mazan, Philip Petit and Cecile Chicault ($17.95 each, paper $13.95, 8-14). And joining Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels is Zombielicious by Marc Bilgrey et al., illus. by Mr. Exes et al. ($12.95, paper $7.95, 10-up).
The Paraclete Treasury of Angel Stories ($18.95) by Mary Joslin, illus. by Elena Temporin, compiles tales from the Old and New Testaments. (5-up)
St. Francis of Assisi ($9.95) by Joyce Denham, illus. by Elena Temporin, profiles this medieval saint. (All ages)
My Special Baby Book ($19.95) by Sally Ann Wright, illus. by Maria Cristina Lo Cascio, is a remembrance book that follows the liturgical year. (All ages)
God Made Wonderful Me! ($8.95) by Genny Monchamp, illus. by Karol Kaminski, is an interactive board book featuring a mirror. (1-3)
The Very Worried Sparrow ($12.95) by Meryl Doney, illus. by Gaby Hansen. Learning that God cares for all creatures comforts a worried bird. (3-6)
God's Wonderful World ($12.95) by Jan Godfrey, illus. by Peter Adderley, retells the creation story. (5-8)
My Jewish Friend: A Young Catholic Learns About Judaism ($15.95) by Celia Sirois, illus. by Mariano Santillan, promotes an understanding and appreciation of Judaism. (10-up)
Bark Park ($15.95) by Karen Gray Ruelle spotlights canine companions. (2-6)
Fabulous Fishes ($15.95) by Susan Stockdale introduces fish and their underwater world. (2-6)
Albert the Fix-It Man ($15.95) by Janet Lord, illus. by Julie Paschkis. What happens when a fix-it fellow needs help himself? (4-8)
Please Don't Wake the Animals ($16.95) by Mary Batten, illus. by Higgins Bond, describes animal sleeping habits. (4-8)
When Rain Falls ($16.95) by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Constance Bergum, reveals how various animals weather rainstorms. (4-8)
The Last Gold Diggers ($12.95) by Harry Horse. Grandfather returns in this sequel to The Last Polar Bears. (6-10)
The Trouble with Rules ($14.95) by Leslie Bulion. A fourth grader decides that breaking rules is sometimes the best choice. (7-11)
Grow ($14.95) by Juanita Havill, illus. by Stanislawa Kodman. The community pitches in to grow a garden in a vacant lot. (8-12)
Gabriel's Journey ($14.95) by Alison Hart. A 12-year-old working as a horse groom for the Union Army surreptitiously joins the troops. (8-12)
Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells ($18.95) by Philip Dray, illus. by Stephen Alcorn, profiles this civil rights activist. (10-14)
Little Rabbit is back in Little Rabbit's New Baby by Harry Horse ($15.95, 2-6). About Habitats continues with About Habitats: Wetlands by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($16.95, 3-7).
The Fat Stock Stampede at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ($15.95) by Dottie Enderle, illus. by Chuck Galey. When Jake accidentally unlatches the gates of all the animal pens, chaos ensues. (5-8)
Snow Dance ($15.95) by Peggy Thomas, illus. by Paul Facklam. Hoping for a snow day, Ruthie invents a song and dance to summon a snowfall. (5-8)
The Macgregor Family Adventure Series releases Devil's Breath Volcano by Richard Trout ($15.95, 12-up).
Bo returns in Bo and the Roaring Pines by Lynn Sheffield Simmons, illus. by Alison Davis Lyne ($8.95, 8-12).
Dingo ($11.99) by Charles de Lint. A high school senior meets an Australian girl with a mysterious past. (12-up)
28 Good Night Stories ($18.99), illus. by Eve Tharlet, compiles bedtime tales. (3-5)
Mama's Favorite ($16.99) by Brigitte Sidjanski, illus. by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg, is a tale of sibling rivalry in a big mouse family. (4-up)
The River ($16.99) by Brigitte Sidjanski, illus. by Bernadette Watts. Floating pinecones find homes along a river's winding path. (4-up)
Element Fairies introduces Aelin, the Water-Fairy; Amar, the Earth-Fairy; Runya, the Fire-Fairy; and Tara, the Air-Fairy by Simone Lindner, illus. by Christa Unzner ($9.99 each, 4-up).
Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger ($10.99) by Kevin Bolger. The boldest knight in the Kingdom of Armpit embarks on a quest to best a slimy villain. (9-11)
Audrey, Wait! ($16.99) by Robin Benway. Audrey becomes famous after dumping her boyfriend, who writes a hit song about her. (12-up)
Tim, Defender of the Earth ($19.99) by Sam Enthoven centers on a giant monster created by the British government. (12-up)
Out of the Wild ($15.99) by Sarah Beth Durst is a sequel to Into the Wild. (9-11)
The Curious Boy's Book of Exploration ($15) by Sam Martin is a guide to backyard adventures. (9-11)
All About Vee ($9.99) by C. Leigh Purtill introduces an overweight aspiring actress with a big heart. (12-up)
Talent ($9.99) by Zoey Dean. A 13-year-old and her friends try to make a Los Angeles newcomer a star. (12-up)
Playing with the Boys by Liz Tigelaar is a new Pretty Tough Novel ($8.99, 12-up).
Cindy Ella ($7.99) by Robin Palmer. Will her anti-prom letter in the school newspaper destroy Cindy's social status? (12-up)
Walk of the Spirits ($8.99) by Richie Tankersley Cusick. In Louisiana, a girl discovers she is able to communicate with spirits. (12-up)
Aurelia ($8.99) by Anne Osterlund. A princess and her friend uncover clues to discover who is threatening her. (12-up)
Death by Bikini ($7.99) by Linda Gerber is a mystery about a girl whose family owns a tropical island resort. (12-up)
The Specialists gains The Winning Element by Shannon Greenland ($6.99, 10-up). S.A.S.S. continues with When Irish Guys Are Smiling by Suzanne Supplee ($6.99, 12-up). Joining Drama Club is Too Hot! by Peter Lerangis ($7.99, 12-up). And Sorority 101 offers Zeta or Omega? and The New Sisters by Kate Harmon ($8.99 each, 12-up).
Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker welcomes Flower Fairies of the Summer and Flower Fairies of the Wayside ($6.99 each, all ages); Flower Fairies of the Garden and Flower Fairies of the Spring ($6.99 each, 3-up); Flower Fairies Enchanted Parties ($12.99, 6-8); Return to Fairyopolis ($19.99, 9-up); and The Girls' Book of Flower Fairies ($20, 9-up). Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit hops on in two Sticker Story Books: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Tom Kitten ($5.99 each, 3-5); Jemima Puddle-duck and Peter Rabbit board books ($7.99 each, 3-up); Peter Rabbit and Friends: A Pop-up Book ($4.99, 3-up); Peter Rabbit, Who Lives Here? ($12.99, 6-8); and Peter Rabbit: A Lucky Escape ($17.99, 6-up).
New Flower Fairies Friends Chapter Books by Cicely Mary Barker are Tansy's New Petals and Lily's Seaside Adventure ($3.99 each, 6-8); and Jasmine's Starry Night and Willow's Underwater World ($3.99 each, 7-up).
Days of the Week at the Zoo ($8.95) is a board book with wheels that introduces days and animals. (2-up)
My Bag and Me ($10.95) by Karen Farmer, illus. by Gary Currant. Children learn how to save the earth in this board book, which comes with a reusable shopping bag. (2-up)
A Balloon for a Blunderbuss ($14.95) by Bob Gill and Alastair Reid. First published in 1961, this is the story of a butterfly. (4-up)
The Three Robbers ($14.95) by Tomi Ungerer tells of an orphan who foils three robbers. (4-up)
What Colour Is Your World? ($14.95) by Bob Gill reissues this book that encourages children to think about color. (4-up)
The Lord Is My Shepherd ($17.99), illus. by Gennady Spirin, presents this psalm with new art. (All ages)
A Lot of Otters ($7.99) by Barbara Helen Berger. Mother moon finds her lost moonlet amidst a lot of otters. (2-up)
Fleas! ($16.99) by Jeanne Steig, illus. by Britt Spencer. This cumulative tall tale concludes with a flea circus. (3-5)
Sally and the Purple Socks ($15.99) by Lisze Bechtold. Sally's new socks won't stop growing. (3-5)
Come Fly with Me ($15.99) by Satomi Ichikawa. A toy airplane and a stuffed dog fly through the Paris sky. (4-up)
There Was a Man Who Loved a Rat and Other Vile Little Poems ($14.99) by Gerda Rovetch, illus. by Lissa Rovetch, collects quirky verse. (4-up)
The Way Back Home ($16.99) by Oliver Jeffers. A boy befriends a Martian he meets on the moon. (4-up)
Christopher Counting ($15.99) by Valeri Gorbachev introduces a young rabbit who loves to count. (5-up)
Kaito's Cloth ($15.99) by Glenda Millard, illus. by Gaye Chapman. A girl makes a butterfly-shaped kite so she can enjoy butterflies all winter. (5-up)
Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln ($16.99) by Judith St. George, illus. by Matt Faulkner, focuses on the early life of this president. (5-up)
Naming Liberty ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Jim Burke. A girl and her family emigrate to America from Russia and view the Statue of Liberty. (6-8)
Skylar ($14.99) by Mary Cuffe-Perez, illus. by Renata Liwska. Geese leave their pond to explore the world. (7-up)
Chicken Feathers ($15.99) by Joy Cowley, illus. by David Elliot, centers on a boy and his talking chicken. (9-11)
Lost Time ($16.99) by Susan Maupin Schmid. In this space-age mystery, a girl searches for her missing archeologist parents. (9-11)
The Big Field ($17.99) by Mike Lupica. A new player replaces Hutch at shortstop. (10-up)
The Night I Freed John Brown ($17.99) by John Michael Cummings. The ghost of John Brown seems to haunt a boy and his family. (12-up)
Frozen Fire ($17.99) by Tim Bowler offers a mystery about a teen not of this world and the girl determined to protect him. (14-up)
The Boxer and the Spy ($17.99) by Robert B. Parker is a novel involving boxing, high school politics and romance. (14-up)
Nancy Springer's The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets joins the Enola Holmes Mysteries ($14.99, 9-up). And Ranger's Apprentice adds The Battle for Skandia by John Flanagan ($16.99, 10-up).
PICTURE WINDOW BOOKS
Read-it! Readers adds six titles by Jennifer Guess McKerley, Lori Mortensen et al., illus. by Andi Carter, Jisun Lee et al. ($19.93 each, 4-9). Read-it! Readers: Content Readers has eight additions by Marcie Aboff, Molly Blaisdell and Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Mernie Gallagher-Cole, Michelle Gengaro et al. ($19.93 each, 5-7). Caroline Arnold's Animals issues A Kangaroo's World, A Koala's World, A Platypus' World and A Wombat's World by Arnold ($26.60 each, 5-7). There are four new Biographies by Lori Mortensen and Suzanne Slade, illus. by Len Ebert, Susan Jaekel et al. ($26.25 each, 5-9). Dinosaur Find continues with six titles by Dougal Dixon, illus. by James Field and Steve Weston ($25.26 each, 5-9). And Amazing Science: Planets launches with nine books by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Jeff Yesh, including Seeing Red: The Planet Mars and The Sideways Planet: Planet Uranus ($25.26 each, 5-10).
Kids Dish begins with six titles by Nick Fauchald, illus. by Rick Peterson, including Holy Guacamole! and Other Scrumptious Snacks and Puffy Popovers and Other Get-Out-of-Bed Breakfasts ($25.26 each, 6-8). Picture Window Book World Atlases launches with eight volumes by Karen Foster and Felicia Law, illus. by Rebecca Elliott and Q2 Media ($27.93 each, 7-9). Read-it! Chapter Books: Science Tales: Biome Battles debuts with six books by Bob Temple, illus. by Savannah Horrocks, including Operation Ocean and War Over the Wetlands ($21.26 each, 7-10). Read-it! Chapter Books: Historical Tales adds eight titles by Susan Blackaby and Terry Deary, illus. by Len Epstein and Helen Flook ($21.26 each, 7-10). If You Were Alliteration and If You Were Onomatopoeia are new Word Fun books by Trisha Speed Shaskan, illus. by Sara Gray. And Freaky Facts presents One President Was Born on Independence DayandOther Freaky Facts About the 26th through the 43rd Presidents and Some Porcupines Wrestle and Other Freaky Facts About Animal Antics and Families by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Matthew Skeens ($23.93 each, 8-10).
Those Beautiful Butterflies by Sarah Cussen and Those Magical Manatees by Jan Lee Wicker ($14.95 each, paper $8.95), illus. by Steve Weaver, each answers 20 questions about these creatures. (5-9)
Kidnapped in Key West ($14.95) by Edwina Raffa and Annelle Rigsby. A Florida boy sets out to prove his jailed father's innocence. (8-12)
The Treasure of Amelia Island ($14.95) by M.C. Finotti. The daughter of a former slave struggles against patriots trying to drive Spain out of Florida. (8-12)
Everglades: An Ecosystem Facing Choices and Challenges ($19.95) by Anne Ake examines the Florida Everglades. (11-14)
Dolley Madison: Gracious White House Hostess ($16.95) by Joyce Segal spotlights this First Lady's hosting prowess. (8-12)
General Washington and General Lafayette: On and Away from the Battlefield ($16.95) by Samuel Plummer portrays the friendship between these leaders. (8-12)
Uncle John's Bathroom Readers for Kids Only! offers Uncle John's Kid-Topia Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! by the Bathroom Readers' Institute ($11.95, 8-12).
PRICE STERN SLOAN
Baby Bunny and Friends Say Good Night ($9.99) by Robin Suzanne Carol, illus. by Tina Macnaughton. Baby farm animals settle down to sleep. (6 mos.-up)
The Bunny Ball ($6.99) by David Steinberg, illus. by Liz Conrad. This board book introduces colorful bouncing bunnies. (3-up)
Eggs, Eggs! ($7.99) by Salina Yoon presents a lift-the-flap tale about an Easter egg hunt. (3-up)
Five Rubber Duckies ($5.99) by Salina Yoon is a bath-time counting book. (3-up)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm ($5.99) by Salina Yoon is a board book with tabs. (3-up)
Jammin' with the Jonas Brothers ($4.99) by Lexi Ryals is a biography of the pop band. (6-up)
The Turtle and the Universe ($14.95) by Stephen Whitt, illus. by Stephanie Hernandez. This story of a sea turtle's journey home to lay her eggs offers science facts. (8-up)
The Vanities ($24.95) by Terence Lawlor is a fairy tale featuring fashionable hairdos. (9-up)
The Magic of Mrs. Magee ($19.95) by V.E. Dempsey, illus. by James Vaughn. A mysterious Irish woman brings the gift of magic to a birthday party. (8-10)
Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire ($14.95) by Marianne O'Connor outlines routes for intrepid hikers. (All ages)
Cars on Mars (and 49 other poems for kids on earth) ($9.95) by J.D. Landis, illus. by Denise Landis, offers a variety of poems. (5-up)
Hannah and the Wild Cats ($15) by Sue Doran. A girl in England is determined to rescue a colony of feral cats. (10-up)
Houdini ($15) by T.J. Banks is the tale of a Siamese kitten and the girl who saves her. (10-up)
Hey Mr. Choo-choo, Where Are You Going? ($16.99) by Susan Wickberg, illus. by Yumi Heo, follows a train on its trip to the seashore. (2-up)
Count My Blessings, 1 Through 10 ($6.99) by Salina Yoon is a bedtime counting book. (3-6)
Amelia Makes a Movie ($16.99) by David Milgrim. Amelia and her brother make a movie together. (3-up)
Cool Daddy Rat ($16.99) by Kristyn Crow, illus. by Mike Lester. A rat and his son play jazz in the city streets. (3-up)
Twenty-six Princesses ($15.99) by Dave Horowitz. Princesses attend a frog prince's ball. (3-up)
Waking Beauty ($16.99) by Leah Wilcox, illus. by Lydia Monks. A prince has trouble figuring out how to wake up Sleeping Beauty. (3-up)
The Chicken of the Family ($16.99) by Mary Amato, illus. by Delphine Durand. A girl comes out of her shell once a family secret is revealed. (4-up)
The Fisherman and His Wife ($16.99) by Rachel Isadora retells this Brothers Grimm tale about a fisherman's greedy wife. (4-up)
Uncle Bobby's Wedding ($15.99) by Sarah Brannen. Chloe is afraid that her favorite uncle won't have time for her after he marries his boyfriend. (4-up)
Uh-oh, Cleo ($14.99) by Jessica Harper, illus. by Jon Berkeley. A girl shares stories about life in a big family. (6-up)
Mouse Noses on Toast ($15.99) by Daren King, illus. by David Roberts. What happens when Paul Mouse hears a restaurant customer ordering mouse noses on toast? (7-up)
After Tupac and D Foster ($15.99) by Jacqueline Wilson. A rap musician's music helps three friends bond. (10-up)
Peeled ($16.99) by Joan Bauer. An aspiring journalist sets out to discover who is haunting her hometown. (12-up)
The Fold ($16.99) by An Na. A teen deliberates about having eye surgery to look more like her beautiful sister. (12-up)
Spot returns in Spot Loves His Grandma and Spot Loves His Grandpa by Eric Hill ($5.99 each, 1-up). Humphrey stars in Surprises According to Humphrey by Betty Birney ($14.99, 7-up). And The Bloodwater Mysteries adds Doppelganger by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue ($16.99, 10-up).
QUILLER PUBLISHING/KENILWORTH PRESS
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Think Like a Pony by Lynn Henry offers Think Like a Pony Foundation Book and three Think Like a Pony on the Ground Workbooks ($16.95 each, 8-up).