All About Me! A Baby's Guide to Babies ($7.99) by David Salariva is an oversized board book featuring photos of babies. (up to 2)

Polar Babies ($4.99) by Susan Ring, illus. by Lisa McCue. What will two polar bear cubs learn today? (up to 3)

Nacho the Party Puppy ($5.99) by Emma J. Virján. This board book with flaps centers on an exuberant pooch. (1-4)

I'm Looking for a Monster! ($9.99) by Timothy Young. In this book with tabs, a wheel, gatefold and pop-ups, a boy finally finds the monster he wants. (2-5)

The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library: One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money ($8.99) by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz, offers an introduction to numismatics. (5-8)

Stichin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt ($17.99) by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Cozbi Cabrera. For 100 years, women from an Alabama community have quilted, shared stories and sung hymns. (6-10)

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Anniv. Ed. ($24.99) by Dr. Seuss, celebrates Yertle's 50th year in print. (6-up)

Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains ($16.99) by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Greg Call. Wynston and Lucy embark on a series of adventures. (7-11)

Dinosaurs in the Round ($19.99) by Jen Green, illus. by Luis Rey, presents pop-up dioramas of dinosaurs. (7-12)

Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go ($16.99) by Dale Basye. Two siblings land in Heck, an otherworldly reform school. (9-12)

The White Gates ($16.99) by Bonnie Ramthun. Tor can't wait to learn to snowboard—then a peer dies snowboarding. (10-14)

The Tomorrow Code ($16.99) by Brian Falkner. Decoding a mysterious message, two kids discover that it contains lottery numbers. (10-up)

Cycler ($17.99) by Lauren McLaughlin centers on a girl who turns into a boy for four days each month. (14-up)

I Know It's Over ($16.99) by C.K. Kelly Martin. Nick, still reeling from his breakup with Sasha, finds out she is pregnant. (14-up)


New Sesame Street titles are Everybody Dance! by Jenny Miglis Sandvik, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($6.99, 1-4); Sesame Beginnings: Bath Time! ($5.99, 1-4) and Lovies ($6.99, 1-4); Play With Me Sesame: What Do You Hear, Dear? ($5.99, 1-4); and Sesame Subjects: My First Book About Airplanes and Rockets by Kama Einhorn, illus. by Christopher Maroney ($7.99, 2-5). Thomas & Friends by the Rev. W. Awdry issues Thomas in Town: Halloween in Anopha; and Valentine's Day in Vicarstown, illus. by Richard Courtney ($5.99 each, 3-6); and At the Crossing, illus. by Tommy Stubbs ($10.99, 3-7). And joining Stepping Stone Books are The Green Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Peter Ferguson; and Honey Cake by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Cynthia Nugent ($11.99 each, 6-9).

Dragon Keepers debuts with The Dragon in the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo ($14.99, 8-12). Books of Ember gains The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau ($16.99, 8-12). Magic Tree House continues with Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($11.99, 8-12). Collectopia adds The All-Year Yearbook by Catherine Rondeau and Peggy Brown, illus. by Lisa Perrett ($12.99, 8-12). The Tapestry offers The Second Siege by Henry Neff ($16.99, 8-12). 100 Cupboards adds Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson ($16.99, 9-12). And Black Stallion returns in The Black Stallion and the Shape-Shifter by Steven Farley ($15.99, 9-14).


The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning ($3.99). King Triton learns about Ariel's secret music club. (3-8)

Paperback Series

Elmo's World welcomes Doctors! ($4.99, 1-4). Step into Reading offers Race Team ($3.99, 3-5); Smarty Sara by Anna Jane Hays, illus. by Sylvie Wickstrom; Barbie & the Diamond Castle; Snow Wonder by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Julia Woolf; A Fairy Tale; My Hero; and Panda Kisses, illus. by Kay Widdowson ($3.99 each, 4-6); Disney Pixar Story Collection: 5 Early Readers ($7.99, 4-7); and Paul Bunyon: My Story by David Harrison, illus. by John Kanzler ($3.99, 6-8). And Thomas & Friends continues with Steam Engine Stories by the Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Richard Courtney ($3.99, 3-6).

New Stepping Stone Books are Andrew Lost: With the Frogs by J.C. Greenburg, illus. by Jan Gerardi; and Capital Mysteries: The Election-Day Disaster by Ron Roy, illus. by Timothy Bush ($3.99 each, 6-9); and A to Z Mysteries: Super Ed.: White House White-Out by Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney ($4.99, 6-9). Babymouse is back in Monster Mash and The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm ($5.99 each, 7-10). Magic Tree House gains Penguins and Antarctica by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($4.99, 7-11). And The Sunken Kingdom presents Sorcerer of the Waves and The Star Queen by Kim Wilkins, illus. by D.M. Cornish ($5.99 each, 9-12).


Let's Dance, Little Pookie ($5.99) by Sandra Boyton. Pookie the pig dances with his mother. (1-4)

What Color Should I Be? ($6.99) by Betty Ann Schwartz, illus. by Barry Gott. A chameleon tries to decide what color to be. (1-4)

Flip Up: Counting and Shapes ($5.99 each) by Chuck Murphy are concept books with a flip-up mechanism. (1-4)

Halloween—What a Treat! ($6.99) by Lisa Ann Marsoli, illus. by Lucy Barnard, is a holiday board book with tactile elements and a wheel. (2-5)

Nick Jr.'s Pop-up Songs ($19.99) by Sarah Albee, paper engineering by Bruce E. Foster, is a pop-up book featuring songs about Nick Jr. shows and characters. (3-6)

Sammy's Suitcase ($21.99) by Lisa Rojany-Buccieri, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa, paper engineering by Bruce Foster. On a train trip, a pop-up suitcase saves the day. (3-8)


The Goodbye Time ($15.99) by Celeste Conway follows Anna's struggles with her best friend. (8-12)

Man in the Moon ($14.99) by Dotti Enderle. Strange things happen after the arrival of a man who once saved Janine's father's life. (8-12)

The Séance ($15.99) by Iain Lawrence. Scooter stumbles upon a murder while visiting Harry Houdini's Burmese Torture Tank. (8-12)

Gran, You've Got Mail! ($14.99) by Jo Hoestlandt, trans. by Y. Maudet, illus. by Aurélie Abolivier. A girl corresponds with her great-grandmother in this novel originally published in French. (8-12)

I Put a Spell on You: From the Files of Chrissie Woodward, Spelling Bee Detective ($15.99) by Adam Selzer. Chrissie suspects something is amiss at the school spelling bee. (8-12)

Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different ($15.99) by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb. Autumn and her family move in with her grandfather near the Great Smoky Mountains. (8-12)

Write Before Your Eyes ($15.99) by Lisa Williams Line. A girl controls the future with her journal. (8-12)

Talia Talk ($15.99) by Christine Hurley Deriso. Talia turns the tables on her mother, who shares embarrassing stories about her on her TV show. (9-12)

Trophy Kid: Or How I Was Adopted by the Rich & Famous ($15.99) by Steve Atinsky. The adopted son of a fictional power couple pens his autobiography. (9-12)

DarkIsle ($15.99) by D.A. Nelson. Morag finds a magical world in the cellar of her cruel foster parents' home. (9-12)

Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys ($16.99) by Lang Lang tells of this child prodigy who brings classical music to a mainstream audience. (9-up)

1001 Cranes ($15.99) by Naomi Hirahara. During a summer with her grandparents, a Japanese-American girl finds the strength to cope with her problems. (10-up)

Lexi ($14.99) by L.S. Matthews. A silver key unlocks the secrets of the life Lexi never knew she had. (10-up)

I So Don't Do Mysteries ($15.99) by Barrie Summy. Sherry must solve a mystery involving a rhino heist, a ghost and a crazy chef. (10-up)

The Devil's Breath ($16.99) by David Gilman. After an assassination attempt on his life, Max tries to find his explorer father in Africa. (11-up)

Dream Girl ($15.99) by Lauren Mechling. When she turns 15, Claire Voyante's dreams start to turn dangerous. (12-up)

The Order of Odd-Fish ($15.99) by James Kennedy. Jo and her aunt end up in the strange world of Eldritch City. (12-up)

Shadows in the Twilight ($15.99) by Henning Mankell is a companion novel to A Bridge to the Stars. (12-up)

Black Box ($15.99) by Julie Schumacher. Elena tries to help her sister overcome her depression and get their family's life back in order. (12-up)

Torn to Pieces ($15.99) by Margot McDonnell. When her mother disappears, Anne discovers there's more to her story than she knew. (12-up)

Bird ($15.99) by Rita Murphy. Miranda has no recollection of where she came from, until a boy helps uncover her past. (12-up)

The Good Girl ($15.99) by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann. Faced with mounting frustrations following her brother's accidental death, a teen starts to steal. (12-up)

Persistence of Memory ($15.99) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Erin's destructive alter ego may be a vampire. (12-up)

Unraveling ($15.99) by Michelle Baldini and Lynn Biederman tells how a teen's toxic relationship with her mother affects her choices. (14-up)

What They Always Tell Us ($15.99) by Martin Wilson explores the changing relationship between a popular senior and his troubled younger brother. (14-up)

Mexican Whiteboy ($15.99) by Matt de la Peña is a story of friendship and the struggle to find one's identity. (14-up)

Playing with Matches ($15.99) by Brian Katcher. A teen is torn between his crush on a beautiful girl and his budding relationship with an outcast. (14-up)

Handcuffs ($16.99) by Bethany Griffin. Caught in a compromising situation, a teen struggles with her identity. (14-up)


The Pain and the Great One adds Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume, illus. by James Stevenson ($12.99, 5-9). Akiko returns in Akiko and the Missing Misp by Mark Crilley ($12.99, 8-up). Magic in Manhattan continues with Parties & Potions by Sarah Mlynowski ($16.99, 12-up). Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves offers From Butt to Booty by Amber Kizer ($15.99, 14-up). And Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil issues Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore ($16.99, 14-up).


Poison Ink ($8.99) by Christopher Golden is a psychological thriller about high school cliques and tattoos. (12-up)

Paperback Series

The Nannies are back in Bad to the Bone by Melody Mayer ($9.99, 12-up). The Susanna Books releases Susanna Covers the Catwalk by Mary Hogan ($8.99, 12-up). What If... presents What If... All the Rumors Were True and What If... Your Past Came Back to Haunt You by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James ($9.99 each, 12-up). The Celebutantes reappear in To the Penthouse by Antonio Pagliarulo ($9.99, 14-up). And The Debs debuts with a title of the same name by Susan McBride ($8.99, 14-up).


Disney Pixar Read-Aloud Board Book Collection ($12.99) retells Cars, Ratatouille, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. (3-7)

Disney's Bolt: Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99) ties into this fall film. (3-8)

Tinker Bell: Read-Aloud Storybook ($8.99) is based on this direct-to-DVD movie. (3-8)


Wall-E adds Wall-E Bot Squad Friendship Box ($9.99, 2-5). Disney Princesses welcomes The Dream Collection Friendship Box ($9.99, 2-5). And Disney Fairies presents A Visit with the Fairies ($9.99, 6-10).


A Guide to Pixie Hollow ($3.99) introduces Tinker Bell and other fairies. (3-7)

Disney's Bolt: Lights, Camera, Action! ($3.99). Bolt and pals embark on a cross-country mission. (3-7)

Tinker Bell: Junior Novelization ($4.99) is a DVD movie tie-in. (6-10)

Disney's Bolt: Junior Novelization ($4.99) is based on this film. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Disney Fairies adds Fawn and the Mysterious Trickster by Laura Driscoll ($5.99, 6-10).


The Art of Frank Howell ($35) by Michael French showcases this artist's paintings and relays his life story. (All ages)


Catcall ($15.99) by Linda Newbery. When his brother's behavior turns frightening, will Josh be brave enough to save his family? (8-12)

Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf ($15.99) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell begins a new series starring an errand boy swept into a world of crooked doctors, expensive furs and a very large dog. (8-12)

Bog Child ($16.99) by Siobhan Dowd. After finding the body of a child, Fergus begins to hear a voice in his dreams. (12-up)

Time's Chariot ($15.99) by Ben Jeapes is a time-travel adventure spanning thousands of years and miles. (12-up)


Mama, What's in There? ($7.99) by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Rick Peterson. Animals and a boy wonder about their mothers' pregnant tummies. (up to 3)

The Donut Chef ($14.99) by Bob Staake. A popular baker is faced with competition. (3-5)

Little Pumpkin's Big Surprise! ($9.99) by Elizabeth Alexander, illus. by Janee Trasler. Will a pumpkin be picked for Halloween if he's still green? (3-7)

Lucky New Year! ($9.99) by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Chi Chung, celebrates the Chinese New Year with flaps, a wheel and a pop-up. (3-8)


Veggie Tales adds Lyle the Kindly Viking ($4.99, up to 3) and LarryBoy and the Fib from Outer Space! ($2.99, 2-5). Barbie returns in Barbie in A Christmas Carol ($6.99, 2-5). And Thomas & Friends welcomes Thomas and the Great Discovery! ($12.99, 3-7).

Paperback Series

Barbie stars in Barbie & the Diamond Castle: A Storybook; and Secret Hearts by Rebecca Frazer, illus. by JiYoung An ($3.99 each, 3-7).


Born to Read ($16.99) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown, follows the exploits of a boy who loves to read. (4-8)

Traction Man Meets TurboDog ($16.99) by Mini Grey is a sequel to Traction Man Is Here! (4-8)

The Nutcracker ($16.99) by Stephanie Spinner, illus. by Peter Malone, presents the story of this ballet and a CD of Tchaikovsky's music. (4-8)

Tommaso and the Missing Line ($15.99) by Matteo Pericoli. A boy discovers the world around him as he searches for the lost line in his drawing. (5-8)

John Patrick Norman McHennessy: The Boy Who Was Always Late ($16.99) by John Burningham. Improbable happenings make this protagonist late for school. (5-8)

Beastly Rhymes to Read After Dark ($12.99) by Judy Sierra is a book of rhymes, bound in fake green fur. (5-8)

Turtle's Penguin Day ($16.99) by Valeri Gorbachev. Excited by a book about penguins, Turtle decides he wants to be one. (5-8)

How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. ($16.99) by Marjorie Priceman is a companion to How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. (5-8)

The First Rule of Little Brothers ($16.99) by Jill Davis, illus. by Sarah McMenemy, portrays the dynamics between older and younger siblings. (5-8)

The Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum ($17.99) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, traces the life of this author. (8-12)

Thornspell ($15.99) by Helen Lowe is the tale of a prince destined to wake a sleeping princess. (8-12)

Fern Verdant and the Silver Rose ($15.99) by Diana Leszczynski. Fern and her botanist mother can communicate with plants. (8-12)

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman ($16.99) by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illus. by Ross MacDonald, tells how two teens created this superhero. (10-up)

The City in the Lake ($15.99) by Rachel Neumeier. Are the problems in the kingdom linked to Timou and the mother she never knew? (12-up)

Cybele's Secret ($16.99) by Juliet Marillier is a companion to Wildwood Dancing. (12-up)

Brisingr ($27.50) by Christopher Paolini follows Eldest and Eragon in the author's Inheritance Cycle. (12-up)

Inheritance 3-Book Boxed Set ($67.45) by Christopher Paolini packages all three Inheritance titles. (12-up)

Damosel ($16.99) by Stephanie Spinner. The Lady in the Lake promises Merlin that she will protect King Arthur. (12-up)

Selkie Girl ($15.99) by Laurie Brooks. Elin Jean discovers that her mother is a selkie, held captive by her father, and must decide whether to free her. (12-up)

Boy Minus Girl ($15.99) by Richard Uhlig. A Kansas teen sets his sights on an unattainable girl. (12-up)

Drop ($15.99) by Lisa Papademetriou. Three teens become entangled with gambling and each other. (12-up)

The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus: The Cracked Mirror ($16.99) by Brian Keaney is a sequel to The Hollow People. (12-up)

Tender Morsels ($16.99) by Margo Lanagan. The real world intrudes on the personal heaven that is home to a woman and her two daughters. (14-up)

The Spectacular Now ($16.99) by Tim Tharp. Sutter, a hard-partying teen, gets in over his head when he meets Aimee. (14-up)


The Adventures of Max and Pinky adds The Mystery by Maxwell Eaton ($12.99, 3-6). Sammy Keyes returns in Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen ($15.99, 10-up). The Runestone Saga concludes with Possession by Chris Humphreys ($16.99, 12-up). Likely Story continues with All That Glitters by David Van Etten ($15.99, 12-up).

Paperback Series

Inheritance gains Inheritance Cycle Omnibus: Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini ($19.99, 12-up). And reissued Sally Lockhart Mysteries by Philip Pullman are The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, A Tiger in the Well and The Tin Princess ($7.99 each, 12-up).


10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning ($15.99) by Mary Hershey. When her friend switches schools and things get increasingly complicated at home, Effie's life becomes less than perfect. (9-12)

Bonechiller ($15.99) by Graham McNamee. The beast responsible for kids' disappearances in Harvest Cove is now after Danny. (12-up)

Would You ($15.99) by Marthe Jocelyn. Life for Natalie and her family changes instantly when her sister is in a terrible accident. (12-up)


Sleeping Beauty ($2.99) retells this classic tale. (up to 5)

Disney's Bolt ($2.99) is a tie-in to this animated film. (2-5)

Presto! ($2.99). A magician's assistant refuses to go along with the act. (2-5)


Barbie returns in Barbie & the Diamond Castle ($2.99, 2-5).


Amazing Peace ($17.99) by Maya Angelou, illus. by Steven Johnson and Lou Fancher. Angelou's Christmas poem is adapted into a picture book with accompanying CD. (All ages)

Duck and Goose, 1,2,3 ($6.99) by Tad Hills is a board book companion to Duck and Goose. (2-5)

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) ($16.99) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by John Hendrix, is a fictional tale featuring this president as a boy. (4-8)

The Elephant Wish ($16.99) by Lou Berger, illus. by Ana Juan. On her eighth birthday, a bored girl wishes for an elephant. (4-8)

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things ($15.99) by Lenore Look, illus. by LeUyen Pham, introduces a second-grader who is afraid of everything. (6-10)

Toy Dance Party ($16.99) by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky, is a sequel to Toys Go Out. (6-10)

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes ($12.99) by Peggy Gifford, illus. by Valorie Fisher, is a follow-up to Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little. (8-12)

My One Hundred Adventures ($16.99) by Polly Horvath. A girl is determined to have an adventure-filled summer. (8-12)

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary ($24.99) by Candace Fleming is a joint biography of this president and First Lady. (10-14)


Paperback Series

Time Surfers presents Mondo Meltdown, Into the Zonk Zone, Splash Crash! and Zero Hour by Tony Abbott ($4.99 each, 7-10). And Billy Hooten, Owlboy returns in Tremble at the Terror of Zis-Boom-Bah and The Flock of Fury by Tom Sniegoski ($5.99 each, 9-12).


If I Could/Si yo pudiera ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Nancy Sweetland, illus. by Robert Sweetland, is a bilingual story that considers fanciful possibilities. (4-8)

Marco Flamingo/Marco Flamenco ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Sheila Jarkins. A flamingo flies north for the winter in this bilingual tale. (4-8)

The Best Mariachi in the World/El mejor mariachi del mundo ($16.95, paper $7.95) by J.D. Smith, illus. by Dani Jones, is the story of a boy who discovers his musical talent. (4-8)

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant and Paco y la planta de chile gigante ($16.95 each, paper $7.95) by Keith Polette, illus. by Elizabeth O. Dulemba. This tale, which gives “Jack and the Beanstalk” a Southwestern twist, is available in English- and Spanish-only editions. (4-8)

Runaway Radish/El rabano que escapo ($16.95, paper $7.95) is a bilingual story about a feisty radish. (4-8)


Rip Squeak adds Find the Magic by Lee Cohen, illus. by Julia Harnett Harvey ($16.95, 4-8).


Noah's Big Boat ($14.99) packages a storybook about Noah's Ark, a magnetic playset and magnets in a plastic case. (2-5)


Sesame Street adds Let's Help the Earth ($12.99, 2-5) and What's the Word on the Street? ($10.99, 2-5). Disney Princess offers Disney Princess Movie Camera ($29.99, 3-6). Finding Nemo continues with Learn with Nemo ($19.99, 3-6). DisneyHannah Montana continues with Hannah Montana What'cha Think? ($24.99, 6-12). A new Disney'sHigh School Musical tie-in is High School Musical Secret Journals ($17.99, 6-up). Marvel Heroes return in Marvel Heroes Race Against Time ($12.99, 4-8). And Fisher-Price Little People are back in Guess Who Adventure Time ($7.99, 4-8) and Christmastime Is Here! ($9.99, 4-8).


(NBN, dist.)


Missing in the Mountains ($6.95) by Terri Fields. Can Jennifer rescue her brother after he's buried by an avalanche? (8-12)


Amandina ($16.95) by Sergio Ruzzier. A girl who dances and sings well tries to overcome her shyness. (2-6)

Hush Little Polar Bear ($16.95) by Jeff Mack. A plush bear is brought to life by his owner's imagination. (2-6)

Nighty Nights, Sleepy Sleeps ($16.95) by Brian Anderson. A girl and her dog wear themselves out trying to avoid going to sleep. (2-6)

One Boy ($14.95) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This die-cut book explores counting and words-within-words. (2-6)

What's Love? ($14.95) by Shelley Rotner and Deborah Carlin, photos by Rotner, explores this emotion with photographs of friends, family and pets. (2-6)

Ghosts in the House! ($12.95) by Kazuno Kohara introduces a resourceful girl whose house is haunted. (3-6)

The Cobbler's Holiday: Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes ($16.95) by Musharraf Ali Farooqi, illus. by Eugene Yelchin. How will ants keep their shoes stylish when the shoemaker leaves town? (4-8)

Hank Finds Inspiration ($16.95) by Craig Frazier. Hank the Snake and Stanley head to the big city in search of inspiration. (4-8)

Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book ($16.95) by Yuyi Morales. A skeleton buys Grandma Beetle one birthday gift for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. (4-8)

Molly and Her Dad ($17.95) by Jan Ormerod, illus. by Carol Thompson. Will Molly's father live up to her tall tales about him when they finally meet? (4-8)

The Skywriter ($16.95) by Dennis Haseley, illus. by Dennis Nolan. A boy learns that outgrowing his toys doesn't mean outgrowing his imagination. (4-8)

There's a Wolf at the Door ($19.95) by Zoë B. Alley, illus. by R.W. Alley, offers five tales about a put-upon wolf, in a graphic novel format. (4-8)

This Is the Wind ($16.95) by Liz Rosenberg, illus. by Renée Reichert, tells of two mothers—one human and one mouse. (4-8)

ABC3D ($19.95) by Marion Bataille is a three-dimensional alphabet book. (4-up)

The Cat's Tale: Why the Years Are Named for Animals ($17.95) by Doris Orgel, illus. by Meilo So, is the tale of a girl, her grandmother and the Chinese calendar. (5-8)

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath ($12.95) by Nick Bruel follows Bad Kitty and Poor Puppy. (7-10)

Clever Duck ($15.95) by Dick King-Smith, illus. by Nick Bruel. A duck teaches the farmyard know-it-alls a lesson. (7-10)

Mouse Family Robinson ($15.95) by Dick-King Smith, illus. by Nick Bruel. A mouse family living in a house with a cat decides to move. (7-10).

Penina Levine Is a Potato Pancake ($16.95) by Rebecca O'Connell, illus. by Majella Lue Sue. Penina isn't looking forward to Hanukkah, but has a change of heart. (8-12)

Best Friends ($15.95) by Jacqueline Wilson, illus. by Nick Sharratt. Will Gemma and Alice stay friends when Alice moves far away? (9-12)

Isabelle's Boyfriend ($16.95) by Caroline Hickey. What happens when the guy of your dreams is someone else's boyfriend? (11-14)

Seaborn ($17.95) by Craig Moodie. When Luke's sailing trip goes horribly wrong, me must survive on the brutal sea. (12-up)

My Father's Son ($16.95) by Terri Fields. Kevin must face the possibility that his father is a murderer. (12-up)


Gym Shorts adds Swimming with Sharks by Betty Hicks, illus. by Adam McCauley ($15.95, 7-11). Cat Among the Pigeons by Julia Golding is a new Cat Royal Adventure ($16.95, 10-14). And Something Wickedly Weird debuts with The Wooden Mile and The Icy Hand by Chris Mould ($16.95 each, 10-14).



Sardine in Outer Space adds Sardine in Outer Space 6 by Emmanuel Guibert ($14.95, 6-10).


Food for Thought: The History Behind the Things We Eat ($17.95) by Ken Robbins. Photos and text examine the history, mythology and literary significance of food. (4-8)

All Stations! Distress! April 12, 1912: The Day the Titanic Sank and Let It Begin Here! April 19, 1775: The Day the American Revolution Began ($17.95 each) by Don Brown explore these historic events. (6-10)

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

1968 ($16.95) by Michael Kaufman recounts the fights for equality, Vietnam protests, riots and other events from this year. (12-up)


Punk Rock Etiquette ($10.95) by Travis Nichols is a tongue-in-cheek guide to starting a band. (12-up)

Paperback Series

KidChat offers KidChat Christmas! by Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie ($6.99, 8-up).


Free to Be... You and Me ($19.95) by Marlo Thomas and Friends. This updated, 35th-anniversary edition includes new artwork from more than a dozen illustrators and a CD. (All ages)

Dream Machines ($15.95) by Mark Rogalski takes a journey through sea, land and air in unusual vehicles. (All ages)

Say a Little Prayer ($17.95) by Dionne Warwick, David Freeman Wooley and Tonya Bolden, illus. by Soud. This story encouraging youngsters to embrace their talents comes with a CD. (All ages)

Trick or Treat Vampire and Christmas Angels ($5.95 each) by AnnMarie Harris, illus. by Jason Tharp, are holiday tales with die-cut pages. (up to 4).

Zelda's Lick or Treat ($7.95) by Carol Gardner, photos by Shane Young, is a board book portraying a dog in various Halloween costumes. (1-4)

'Twas the Night Before Christmas ($8.95) by Charles E. Reasoner is a die-cut volume presenting this poem. (1-4)

The Flim-Flam Fairies ($14.95) by Alan Katz, illus. by Michael Slack. Fairies attempt to take over the Tooth Fairy's business. (4-8)

The Animals Came Two by Two ($19.95) by Christopher Wormell. This retelling of the story of Noah's Ark features woodcut art. (4-8)

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town ($9.95), adapted by Sierra Harimann, illus. by Mike Koelsch, is based on the 1970 stop-motion animation TV special. (8-12)

Creepers ($15.95) by Joanne Dahme. A teen discovers that her new house is the key to a centuries-old mystery. (12-14)


John Deere continues with What's That Sound, Allie Gator? and Johnny Tractor's Animal Opposites ($5.95 each, 18 mos.-4 yrs.); and Goodnight, Johnny Tractor and Danny Dozer and the Haunted House ($6.95 each, 18 mos.-4 yrs.). And Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz adds A Charlie Brown Christmas ($19.95, 4-8).


Spy School: Daring Disguises 101 ($12.95) includes tips and disguise materials for aspiring spies. (6-up)

Paperback Series

Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts offers It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ($4.95, 4-8), A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ($6.95, 4-8) and Linus Learns to Share, packaged with a blanket ($12.95, 4-8).