(Ingram, dist.)

Gracie & Grandma Under Water ($14.95) by Iben Sandemose, illus. by Gry Moursund. Gracie and Grandma use their imaginations while swimming. (2-6)

Snake in the Grass ($16.95) by Hans Sande, illus. by Gry Moursund. A snake turns out to be an imaginative hose. (2-6)

When Two Are Angry at Each Other ($14.95) by Tor Age Bringsvaerd, illus. by Tina Soli, shows how silly people and animals look when they are mad. (2-6)

Ruffen: The Sea Serpent Who Couldn't Swim ($16.95) by Tor Age Bringsvaerd, illus. by Thore Hansen. Ruffen learns to swim so he can save a ship in distress. (6-9)


(PGW, dist.)

Smart-opedia Junior: The Amazing Book About Everything ($24.95) covers such topics as the five senses, technology and inventions. (5-8)

Animals at the Edge: Saving the World's Rarest Creatures ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Jonathan and Marilyn Baillie focuses on 11 endangered animals. (7-12)

Inside Hockey: The Legends, Facts, and Feats That Made the Game ($24.95, paper $10.95) by Keltie Thomas, illus. by John Kicksee, looks back at key hockey moments. (8-12)

Inuksuk Journey: An Artist at the Top of the World ($24.95) by Mary Wallace recounts the author's travels to the Arctic. (9-13)

Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference ($29.95, paper $19.95) by Rona Arato profiles Canadian human rights heroes. (9-14)


Canadian Flyer Adventures presents All Aboard!, Lost in the Snow and Far From Home by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Dean Griffiths ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 6-9).


The Dirtiest Hair in the World ($17.99) by Bob McAllen, illus. by Tom McClure. Claire’s hair gets out of control when she refuses to wash it. (5-up)


Kindness to Share from A to Z ($9.99) by Todd and Peggy Snow, illus. by Kirsten Sevig, reveals 26 ways to show kindness. (4-up)

You Are Helpful and You Are Healthy ($8.99 each) by Todd Snow, illus. by Melodee Strong, show youngsters how they can help out; and stay healthy. (4-up)


Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? ($14.99) by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Laura J. Bryant. When she should be getting ready for school, Kitty Cat is distracted by other activities. (3-6)

We're Going on a Lion Hunt ($14.99), adapted by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Joe Mathieu. A teacher leads her class on an imaginary journey. (3-8)

The Hanukkah Mice ($14.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Michelle Shapiro. A mouse family celebrates Hanukkah in a dollhouse. (4-8)

City Witch, Country Switch ($16.99) by Wendy Wax, illus. by Scott Gibala-Broxholm, gives the city mouse/country mouse tale a seasonal twist. (4-8)

Princess Peepers ($16.99) by Pam Calvert, illus. by Tuesday Mourning. What happens when a princess removes her glasses after peers make fun of her? (5-9)

Ms. Wiz Spells Trouble ($12.99) by Terence Blacker, illus. by Tony Ross. Ms. Wiz uses magic to rescue students from multiple disasters. (6-9)

Marco Polo ($19.99) by Demi chronicles this explorer's travels. (8-12)

The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids ($18.99) by Matthew Locricchio serves up the cuisine of Brazil, Greece, India and Thailand. (12-up)

Stolen ($16.99) by Vivian Vande Velde centers on a girl who believes she was stolen by a witch who cast a spell on her. (12-up)


Down Girl and Sit continues with Bad to the Bone by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Mike Reed ($14.99, 6-9). And the Companions Quartet concludes with The Chimera's Curse by Julia Golding ($16.99, 10-up).


(B&T, Ingram, dist.)

Gigi Knits... and Purls ($16.95) by Karen Thalacker, illus. by Mindy Dwyer. Gigi teacher children how to knit a scarf, hat, purse and other projects. (8-12)


(Firefly, dist.)

The Taj Mahal ($22.95) by Elizabeth Mann, illus. by Alan Witschonke, tells the story of this Wonder of the World. (9-up)


(IPG, dist.)


Cheese Please, Chimpanzees: Fun with Spelling ($6.95) by Tracy Traynor, illus. by Lily Bronfeyn, presents sentences featuring words with the same sounds but different spellings. (5-7)

Chinese with Lulu and Maomao by Licheng Gu and Spanish with Abby and Zak by Tracy Traynor and Maria Pérez ($16.95 each), both illus. by Laura Hambleton, are introductions to these languages, packaged with a CD. (5-10)


Discovering Pig Magic ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Julie Crabtree is a tale of magic, three friends and too many pigs. (8-13)

Slant ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Laura E. Williams. An adopted Korean-American eighth grader copes with name-calling and self-image. (8-12)


(Random House, dist.)

A Practical Guide to Dragon Riding by Lisa Trutkoff Trumbauer, illus. by Emily Fiegenschuh, et al., and A Practical Guide to Wizardry by Lisa Susan J. Morris, illus. by Eva Windermann, et al., ($12.95 each) are illustrated guides to raising and caring for dragons; and becoming a wizard. (6-up)

Bronze Dragon Codex and Black Dragon Codex ($9.95 each) by R. D. Henham are companions to the Red Dragon Codex. (8-12)

The Stowaway ($17.95) by R.A. and Geno Salvatore kicks off the Stone of Tymora series by this father-son team. (10-up)

Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (Maybe) ($14.95) by Kimberly Pauley. Mini’s parents want her dead—undead, actually. (12-16)

Paperback Series

Supernatural Rubber Chicken continues with Poultry in Motion by D.L. Garfinkle, illus. by Ethan Long ($4.99, 6-10). Flames in the City: A Tale of the War of 1812 by Candice Ransom, illus. by Greg Call, is the latest in the Time Spies series ($4.99, 6-10). Endless Quest adds Search for the Pegasus by Roger E. Moore and Lair of the Lich by Bruce Algozin ($5.99 each, 8-12). Star Sisterz offers Rani and the Wedding Ghost by Tea Emesse ($4.99, 8-12). Hallowmere continues with Queen of the Masquerade by Tiffany Trent and Amanda M. Jenkins and Oracle of the Morrigan by Trent and Paul Crilley ($8.95 each, 12-16).



America’s Next Top Model ($4.99) is a tie-in to this TV series. (5-up)

Paperback Series

Fisher-Price adds Fun 2 Learn Floor Pads ($14.99, 3-8). Planet Earth issues Workbook and Guidebook ($4.99 each, 4-8); Flash Cards ($3.99, 4-8); and Ultimate Sticker Book ($8.99, 4-8). Indiana Jones returns in Sticker Activity Book ($4.99, 5-up); and Collector’s Guide with Poster ($6.99, 5-up). Hot Wheels rolls on with Ultimate Sticker Book ($8.99, 5-up). Disney Hannah Montana stars in Photographic Ultimate Sticker Book ($8.99, 5-up); Hannah and Miley’s Guide to Life ($4.99, 7-up); and Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up). Disney Camp Rock presents Sticker Book ($4.99, 5-up); Giant Activity Book ($2.49, 7-up); Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up); and Song Book ($4.99, 7-up). Disney High School Musical 3 tie-ins are Party Planner ($4.99, 5-up); Giant Activity Book ($2.49, 7-up); and Photo Album with Poster ($6.99, 7-up). And Disney Cheetah Girls 3 offers A Day in the Life Book ($4.99, 7-up).


Undersea Animals: A Dramatic Dimensional Visit to Strange Underwater Realms ($14.95) by Jane Buxton and Ayam Nawther, illus. by Jerry Pinkney, is a pop-up compendium of sea creatures. (4-8)

The Dinosaur Museum: An Unforgettable, Interactive Virtual Tour Through Dinosaur History ($19.95) features pop-ups, flaps and gatefolds. (6-10)

African Critters ($17.95) by Robert B. Haas follows animals' struggle for survival in the African wilderness. (6-11)

Bizarre Dinosaurs: Some Very Strange Creatures and Why We Think They Got That Way ($16.95) by Josh Smith examines unusual dinosaurs. (8-12)

Animal Tracks and Signs ($24.95) by Jinny Johnson reveals clues left behind by more than 400 species. (10-14)

How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush: An Adventurer's Guide to the Fabulous Riches Discovered in 1848 by Yours Truly, Thomas Hartley ($16.95) by Tod Olson, illus. by Scott Allred, depicts life during the Gold Rush. (10-14)

True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet ($17.95) by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin, describes ways to help the environment. (10-14)

National Geographic Visual Encyclopedia of Earth: Wonders of Our Living Planet ($24.95) by Michael Allaby is an interactive reference to Earth. (10-up)

Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II ($15.95) by Annelex Hofstra Layson with Herman Viola tells of a Dutch girl's life in a Dutch East Indies prison camp. (10-up)


ZigZag introduces A Den Is a Bed for a Bear, Every Planet Has a Place, What Did One Elephant Say to Another? and Your Skin Holds You In by Becky Baines ($14.95 each, 5-8). Holidays Around the World adds Celebrate Kwanzaa with Candles, Community and Fruits of the Harvest by Carolyn Otto ($15.95, 6-9). Face to Face with Animals offers Face to Face with Cheetahs by Chris Johns and Face to Face with Elephants by Beverly and Dereck Joubert ($16.95 each, 7-11). Droughts by Judith and Dennis Fradin joins Witness to Disaster ($16.95, 8-11). And Photobiographies releases Knockout! A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis by George Sullivan ($17.95, 10-up).


The Planet Gods: Fact and Mythology of the Solar System ($7.95) by Jacqueline Mitton, illus. by Christina Balit, discusses the planets and the gods they represent. (6-9)

Paperback Series

Toot & Puddle star in The Great Cheese Chase and The Mystery of the Disappearing Swing, based on the books by Holly Hobbie ($3.99 each, 3-6). Mama Mirabelle adds Anybody Home? and Hide-and-Seek by Becky Baines ($3.99 each, 3-6). And new National Geographic Readers are Sharks! and Volcanoes! by Anne Schreiber ($11.90 each, 3-9).



Build It Yourself adds Amazing Arctic and Antarctic Projects You Can Build Yourself by Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Steven Weinberg; Amazing Medieval Life Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa, illus. by Shawn Braley; and Great Human Body Projects You Can Build Yourself by Kate Reilly, illus. by Braley ($19.95 each, paper $14.95, 9-12).


Lost in the Amazon: A Kid's Guide to Surviving the World's Most Dangerous Rainforest ($16.95) by Lauri Berkenkamp, illus. by Alex Kim, rounds up projects and survival tips. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Explore Your World continues with Explore Ancient Greece! 25 Projects, Activities, and Experiments by Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Blair Shedd ($12.95, 6-9).


(Ingram, dist.)

Copycat Charlie ($6.95) by Marcus Pfister. A duck visits the zoo in this touch-and-feel board book. (1-up)

Miss Mouse ($5.95) by Birte Müller. Children look for the title character in this board book with tabs. (1-up)

Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs ($5.95) by Carol Roth, illus. by Pamela Paparone, is a flip-over board book offering two counting tales. (1-up)

The Bad Mood ($5.95) by Mortiz Petz, illus. by Amélie Jackowski. Badger's bad mood party puts everyone in a good mood. (1-up)

What Do You Like? ($5.95) by Michael Grejniec. This board book reveals the different ways children interpret what they like. (1-up)

¿Qué te gusta?/What Do You Like? ($5.95) by Michael Grejniec is a bilingual version of this book. (1-up)

The Friendly Monsters ($18.95) by Marcus Pfister. Children meet cheerful monsters in Pfister's first pop-up book. (3-up)

Anna's Wish ($16.95) by Bruno Hächler, illus. by Friederike Rave. Anna's wish for snow comes true in a magical way. (3-up)

Becky the Borrower ($16.95) by Udo Weigelt, illus. by Astrid Henn. Becky borrows from her friends until she can't remember what belongs to whom. (3-up)

Good Little Wolf ($12.95) by Kristina Andres. A young wolf pretends to be big and bad. (3-up)

Hooray for Snow! ($15.95) by Kazuo Iwamura. Children finally convince parents that playing in the snow is fun. (3-up)

Kiki ($16.95) by Christoph Schuler, illus. by Rahel Nicole Eisenring. When hens quarrel about whose egg is most beautiful, Kiki finds a solution. (3-up)

Little Bunny Finds Christmas ($16.95) by Pirkko Vainio. Forest animals explain the meaning of Christmas to Little Bunny. (3-up)

Wally and Mae ($16.95) by Christa Kempter, illus. by Frauke Weldin. A fastidious rabbit and a sloppy bear learn to compromise. (3-up)

What the Rat Told Me: A Legend of the Chinese Zodiac ($16.95) by Marie Sellier, illus. by Catherine Louis, calligraphy by Wang Fei, is a Chinese myth from the tema behind Legend of the Chinese Dragon. (3-up)


Little Polar Bear returns in Little Polar Bear and the Whales by Hans de Beer ($16.95, 3-up).


The Littlest Sled Dog ($19.95) by Michael Kusugak, illus. by Vladyana Krykorka, tells of a little dog who dreams of becoming a sled dog. (4-8)

One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists ($19.95) by Janet Wilson offers profiles of children who have affected their communities and the world. (4-12)

The West is Calling: Imagining British Columbia ($19.95) by Sarah Harvey and Leslie Buffam, illus. by Dianna Bonder, explores the province's 150-year history. (4-12)

Out of the Deeps ($19.95) by Anne Laurel Carter, illus. by Nicolas Debon, depicts a pony's first encounter with sunshine. (4-8)

When Elephants Fight: The Lives of Children in Conflict in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Uganda ($19.95) by Eric Walters and Adrian Bradbury tells the stories of five children in troubled regions around the world. (8-18)


Orca Currents issues Bio-pirate by Michele Martin Bossley, In a Flash by Eric Walters, Skate Freak by Lesley Choyce and Watch Me by Norah McClintock ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 10-14). And new to Orca Soundings are First Time by Meg Tilly, Learning to Fly by Paul Yee, Scum by James Dekker and Spiral by K.L. Denman ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 12-up).


Leaving Fletchville ($9.95) by René Schmidt. Brandon feels compelled to protect three siblings, the only black people in his town. (8-12)

Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure ($9.95) by Liam O'Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas. Bounce and Marcus learn how to skateboard. (8-12)

Making Change: Tips from an Underage Overachiever ($12.95) by Bilaal Rajan offers tips on fundraising from a UNICEF Canada child representative. (9-13)

Gravity ($12.95) by Leanne Lieberman. A teen is caught between her sexuality and her Orthodox Jewish community. (12-18)

The Lit Report ($12.95) by Sarah Harvey. An unexpected pregnancy alters two teenagers' plans for the future. (12-18)

Res Judicata ($12.95) by Vicki Grant is a sequel to Quid Pro Quo. (12-18)

Sister Wife ($12.95) by Shelley Hrdlitschka is about a 15-year-old girl in a rural polygamous community. (12-18)

A Thousand Shades of Blue ($12.95) by Robin Stevenson. Secrets come out during a family vacation in the Caribbean. (12-18)

What World Is Left ($12.95) by Monique Polak. Anneke and her Dutch family are deported to a concentration camp when Nazis invade. (12-18)

Paperback Series

Orca Echoes adds Captain Jake by Shannon Stewart, illus. by Ben Hodson; Timberwolf Tracks by Sigmund Brouwer; Monster Lunch by Pat Skene, illus. by Graham Ross; and Sharing Snowy by Marilyn Helmer, illus. by Kasia Charko ($6.95 each, 7-9). New Orca Young Readers are Going Places by Fran Hurcomb, Meeting Miss 405 by Lois Peterson and Poachers in the Pingos by Anita Daher ($7.95 each, 8-11). And joining Orca Sports are Maverick Mania and Thunderbird Spirit by Brouwer and Paralyzed by Jeff Rud ($9.99 each, 10-14).

Paperback Series in Spanish

Orca Soundings in Spanish offers Un trabajo sin futuro (Dead-End Job) by Vicki Grant, Revelación (Exposure) by Patricia Murdoch, A toda velocidad(Overdrive) by Eric Walters and El buen arte de Zee(Zee's Way) by Kristin Butcher ($9.95 each, 12-18).


Paperback Series

New Formac First Novels are Lilly and the Hullabaloo by Brenda Bellingham, illus. by Clarke MacDonald; Pucker Up Morgan by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin; and Robyn's Monster Play by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Yvonne Cathcart ($5.95 each, 6-9).



SideStreets adds Charged by Carol Moreira ($16.95, paper $9.95, 13-17).

Paperback Series

StreetLights offers Alison's Ghosts by Mary Downie and Zach & Zoe and the Bank Robber by Kristin Butcher ($8.95 each, 6-10). Lorimer Sports adds Drive by Eric Howling and Holding by Laura Schultz Nicholson ($8.95 each, 8-13). And joining Recordbooks are Knockout by Rebecca Sjonger and Lacrosse Warrior by Wendy Lewis ($9.95 each, 12-19).



The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate ($10.95) by Carrie Muller and Jacqueline Halsey, illus. by Eric Orchard, presents a pirate adventure. (3-8)

Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer and the Boston Christmas Tree Adventure ($12.95) by Bruce Nunn, illus. by Brenda Jones, is a follow-up to Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer. (5-10)

Anne of Green Gables: Stories for Young Readers ($10.95) by Lucy Montgomery, adapted by Deirdre Kessler, illus. by David Preston Smith, offers a new version of this classic. (6-10)

Lightning and Blackberries ($10.95) by Joanna Jefferson. A girl uncovers a dark secret about the missing Acadian people. (12-18)


The Little Word Catcher ($14.95) by Danielle Simard, illus. by Geneviève Côté. Grandmother needs help finding her words. (5-8)


Yeny and the Children for Peace ($14.95) by Michelle Mulder is based on a true story about children attempting to bring peace to Colombia. (8-12)

The Songweavers ($9.95) by Kathleen McDonnell. A girl's imagination brings a world to life. (9-13)

Paperback Series

Holocaust Remembrance issues The Diary of Laura's Twin by Kathy Kacer ($14.95, 9-13). And Women's Hall of Fame adds Nobel's Women for Peace by Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney ($10.95, 9-13).



Watching July ($12.95) by Christine Hart. A teen adjusts to her mother's death and her subsequent move with her other parent, Marie. (13-16)


The King Has Goat Ears ($16.95) by Katarina Jovanovic, illus. by Philippe Béha. In this Serbian folktale, a barber learns the royal has goat ears. (4-7)


Angels Inc. ($7.95) by Bruce McBay, illus. by Kim La Fave. Wendy and Zachary start a club to help neighbors, with disastrous results. (6-8)


Freddy's Day at the Races ($12.95) by Susan Chalker Browne, illus. by HildaRose. A boy and his mother enjoy a day at a regatta. (6-12)

There's a Cow Under My Bed! ($12.95) by Valerie Sherrard, illus. by David Jardine. Invisible animals are making Oscar's life miserable. (6-12)


(IPG, dist.)


Good Night Our World adds Good Night World by Adam Gamble, illus. by Cooper Kelly ($7.95, up to 6).


(Macmillan, dist.)


New Bionicle Graphic Novels are The Rise of the Toa Nuva! and City of Legends by Greg Farshtey and Randy Elliott ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). Nancy Drew Graphic Novels adds Doggone Town and Tiger Counter by Stefan Petrucha, Sarah Kinney and Sho Murase ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). Joining The Hardy Boys Graphic Novels are Haley Danelle's Top Eight and Live Free, Die Hardy! by Scott Lobdell and Paulo Henrique ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 8-12). Classics Illustrated Graphic Novels gains The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, illus. by Rick Geary ($9.95, 8-14); and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Kyle Baker ($17.95, paper $13.95, 8-14). Classics Illustrated Deluxe Graphic Novels offers Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, illus. by Christophe Gaultier ($17.95, paper $13.95, 10-up). And Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels continues with Crypt-Keeping It Real and Yabba Dabba Voodoo ($12.95 each, paper $7.95, 10-up).


Angel of God, My Guardian Dear ($8.95) by Mary Elizabeth Tebo, illus. by Christian Slade. This board book introduces guardian angels. (1-3)

The 3 Trees ($8.95) by Gabriel Ringlet, illus. by Daniella Oh. Three trees dream of receiving a special gift from God. (3-6)

An Arkful of Animal Stories ($13.95) by John Goodwin, illus. by Tina Macnaughton, collects 10 humorous stories about animals on Noah's ark. (5-8)

The Road to Christmas Day ($14.95) by Jan Godfrey, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski, retells the Nativity story. (5-8)


My First Book About Jesus ($7.95) by Mary Elizabeth Tebo, illus. by Mary Joseph Peterson. Readers learn about Jesus's love. (6-8)

Adventures of Saint Paul ($9.95) by Oldrich Selucky, illus. by Zdenka Krejcová, is a novel that tells the story of St. Paul. (7-9)

Mother to the Poor: The Story of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta ($14.95) by Jung-wook Ko, illus. by Seung-bum Park, chronicles Mother Teresa's life. (8-10)

Between You & Me, God: Prayers for Catholic Kids ($9.95) collects prayers written by children. (10-13)

Paperback Series

Encounter the Saints welcomes Saint John Vianney: A Priest for All People by Elizabeth Marie DeDomenico and Saint Teresa of Ávila: Joyful in the Lord by Susan Helen Wallace, illus. by Mary Newell DePalma ($7.95 each, 9-12).


First Dog Fala ($16.95) by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk, illus. by Michael G. Montgomery, tells the story of Franklin D. Roosevelt's terrier. (4-8)

Trick or Treat on Monster Street ($16.95) by Danny Schnitzlein, illus. by Matt Faulkner. On Halloween, a boy finds himself alone on Monster Street. (4-8)

Monsoon Afternoon ($16.95) by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Yoshiko Jaeggi. This story of a boy and his grandfather offers a glimpse into everyday Indian life. (4-8)

The Wheat Doll ($16.95) by Alison Randall, illus. by Bill Farnsworth. During a storm on the Utah frontier, a girl is separated from her beloved doll. (4-8)

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! ($16.95) by Kyle Mewburn, illus. by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly. When his aunt doesn't arrive one day, Andy realizes that he might miss her sloppy kisses. (4-8)

The Story Blanket ($16.95) by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz, illus. by Elena Odriozola. Babba Zarrah unravels her story blanket to knit clothes for her neighbors. (4-8)

The Last Wild Place ($14.95) by Rosa Jordan. Chip deals with family troubles and discovers a family of panthers in the woods. (8-12)

The Night of the Spadefoot Toads ($14.95) by Bill Harley, is a tale about home, friendship and the environment. (8-12)

Pretty Like Us ($14.95) by Carol Lynch Williams. A shy girl befriends a student with a rapid aging disorder. (8-12)


About... adds About Rodents by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill ($15.95, 2-6). And The Last... offers The Last Cowboys by Harry Horse ($12.95, 6-10).


(North Light Books, dist.)

Paperback Series

1-2-3 Draw continues with 1-2-3 Draw Dogs: A Step-by-Step Guide by Freddie Levin ($8.99, 6-up).


Josh's Halloween Pumpkin ($15.95) by Kathryn Lay, illus. by Katy Bratun. Josh puts a large pumpkin to use when his little sister gets lost. (5-8)

Pirate Treasure Hunt! ($15.95) by Jan Peck, illus. by Adrian Tans, leads readers on a treasure hunt through the jungle. (5-8)

The Rope ($15.95) by Joe Kulka. When pulled, a rope hanging from the sky grants wishes. (5-8)

Scottish Alphabet ($15.95) by Rickey Pittman, illus. by Connie McLennan, offers an alphabetical roundup of Scottish terms and history. (5-8)

Texas Aesop's Fables ($15.95) by David Davis, illus. by Sue Marshall Ward, give classic fables a Texas theme. (5-8)

The Wild Texas Stampede! ($15.95) by Margaret McMannis, illus. by Bruce Dupree. Ima Hogg's mischievous brother causes a stampede on their ranch. (5-8)

Kissimmee Pete Versus the Hurricane ($15.95) by Jan Day, illus. by Janeen Mason. Pete lassos a hurricane and hurls it out to sea. (5-8)

Batty About Texas ($15.95) by J. Jaye Smith, illus. by Kathy Coates, focuses on Mexican free-tailed bats in Texas. (5-8)

Teacher's Night Before Halloween ($15.95) by Steven Layne, illus. by Ard Hoyt. Chaos reigns at school just before Halloween. (5-8)

Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain ($15.95) by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, illus. by Judith Hierstein. Nathan bargains with the menorah shopkeeper. (5-8)

My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane ($15.95) by Johnette Downing adapts and illustrates a traditional song. (5-8)


The Night Before Christmas gains Racecar Driver's Night Before Christmas by Una Belle Townsend, illus. by Rick Anderson ($15.95, all ages); and Alaskan Night Before Christmas by Tricia Brown, illus. by Alan Stacy; and Hawaiian Night Before Christmas by Carolyn Macy ($15.95 each, 5-8).



Speed Demon ($9.99) by Erin Lynn. Levi, a demon, causes problems for Kenzie in this follow-up to Demon Envy. (14-up)

Paperback Series

The Guy Next Door is a new BFF Novel by Carol Culver ($9.99, 14-up). Violet returns in Violet in Private by Melissa Walker ($7.99, 14-up). And Queen Geek Social Club welcomes Prom Queen Geeks by Laura Preble ($9.99, 14-up).


Doggone Dogs! ($16.99) by Karen Beaumont, illus. by David Catrow, introduces disobedient pooches. (3-5)

The Queen of Style ($16.99) by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. After taking a hairdressing course, Queen Sophie practices on farmers and their sheep. (3-5)

Welcome to the Zoo ($16.99) by Alison Jay is a wordless tour of a zoo where more than animals are on display. (3-5)

Wonder Bear ($17.99) by Tao Nyeu. When two children plant mysterious seeds, a flowering vine grows and produces a big white bear. (3-5)

Blood and Goo and Boogers Too ($17.99) by Steve Alton, illus. by Nick Sharratt, is a pop-up guide to the respiratory and circulatory systems. (6-8)

The Moon Over Star ($17.99) by Dianna Hutts Aston, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. The 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing inspires an African-American girl. (6-8)

Boost ($16.99) by Kathy Mackel. In the world of high school sports, guys aren't the only ones taking steroids. (12-up)

Impossible ($17.99) by Nancy Werlin. Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse and save herself and her unborn daughter in this novel inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair.” (12-up)

Paisley Hanover Acts Out ($14.99) by Cameron Tuttle centers on an overachieving teen fed up with the popularity hierarchy at school. (12-up)


Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola are back in An Extremely Wintery Winter Activity Kit ($19.99, 3-5) and I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs ($16.99, 3-5). Magical Kids by Sally Gardner offers The Smallest Girl Ever/The Boy Who Could Fly ($16.99, 6-8). Brad Strickland's The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer is a new John Bellairs Mystery ($16.99, 9-11). Storm adds The Ghost Machine by E.L. Young ($16.99, 9-11). And Horatio Wilkes Mysteries presents Something Wicked by Alan Gratz ($16.99, 12-up).


The Enchanted World of Winnie-the-Pooh ($19.99) by A.A. Milne, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, includes flaps, booklets and touch-and-feel elements. (All ages)

Gobble Gobble Crash! A Barnyard Counting Bash ($16.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev, stars silly turkeys and an ornery farmer. (3-5)

Spark the Firefighter ($16.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Amanda Haley. A fire-fearing dragon becomes a firefighter. (3-5)

The Wild Swans ($17.99) by Amy Ehrlich, illus. by Susan Jeffers, retells this Hans Christian Andersen tale. (3-5)

Willy and May: A Christmas Story ($16.99) by Judy Schachner presents this holiday tale with a new jacket. (3-5)

Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist ($16.99) by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Thor Wickstrom. A boy discovers a talent for creating art with bubble gum. (6-8)

Small Fry ($16.99) by Jaime Adoff, illus. by Mike Reed, compiles poems about the joys and frustrations of being small. (6-8)

'Twas the Day Before Christmas: The Story of Clement Clarke Moore's Beloved Poem ($16.99) by Brenda Seabrooke, illus. by Delana Bettoli. The tale of this poem's creation has 19th-century New York as a backdrop. (6-8)

A Tugging String: A Novel About Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era ($17.99) by David Greenberg. A white boy comes of age amid the Selma—Montgomery voting rights march. (9-11)

Can You Spell Revolution? ($17.99) by Matt Beam. Eighth graders use historical revolutionary tactics to try to change the school's social order. (9-11)

Erratum ($16.99) by Walter Sorrells. This fantasy explores the power of books, the importance of free thought and the consequences of decisions. (9-11)

Stolen Children ($16.99) by Peg Kehret is a novel about the kidnapping of a child and her babysitter. (9-11)

Antsy Does Time ($16.99) by Neal Shusterman is a companion novel to The Schwa Was Here. (12-up)

Gamer Girl ($16.99) by Mari Mancusi offers a romance involving online role-playing games. (12-up)

Jars of Glass ($16.99) by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler. Told in two voices, this novel introduces sisters whose mother is mentally ill. (12-up)

The Dragonfly Pool ($17.99) by Eva Ibbotson, illus. by Kevin Hawkes. A girl helps rescue the prince of Bergania when Nazis assassinate his father. (12-up)

The Smile ($17.99) by Donna Jo Napoli tells the story of the woman featured in the Mona Lisa portrait. (12-up)

The Way of the Warrior ($15.99) by Andrew Matthews. In 16th-century Japan, a boy becomes a samurai to avenge his father's death. (12-up)

Out of the Pocket ($16.99) by Bill Konigsberg. After being outed, a high school quarterback learns to make his own calls. (14-up)

Paper Towns ($17.99) by John Green is about an enigmatic girl who goes missing. (14-up)


Look introduces the board book Look at Baby's House! by Peter Linenthal ($6.99, up to 2). Skippyjon Jones returns in Skippyjon Jones Sing-a-Song Jigsaw Puzzle Book by Judy Schachner ($10.99, 3-5). Good Knight presents A Cold Winter's Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas, illus. by Jennifer Plecas ($15.99, 3-5). Boy, Were We Wrong! issues Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illus. by John Rocco ($15.99, 6-8). And Mary Margaret returns in Mary Margaret Mary Christmas by Christine Kole MacLean, illus. by Vicky Lowe ($16.99, 9-11).


Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction ($19.99), ed. by Sharyn November, illus. by Mike Dringenberg, includes writing by Nancy Farmer, Ellen Klages and Jane Yolen. (12-up)


Escape from Earth: New Adventures in Space ($9.99), ed. by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois, collects six science fiction novellas by authors including Orson Scott Card and Elizabeth Moon. (12-up)



Super WHY! issues 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ellie O'Ryan, illus. by John and Tonja Huxtable ($10.99, 3-up). Skippyjon Jones offers Say It with/Diga con Skippyjon Jones ($9.99, 3-up). The World of Eric Carle offers Animals/Animales: My Very First Bilingual Book ($8.99, 3-up) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and Memory Game, both illus. by Carle ($9.99, 3-up). Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers The Battle Begins by Rob Valois ($16.99, 6-up). And Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo gains A Collection of Katie: Books 1-4 by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John & Wendy ($10.99, 6-up).


Tom Brady: Champion Teammate by Kate Ritchey ($3.99 each) is a biography of this quarterback. (6-up)

Paperback Series

Super WHY! adds The Princess and the Pea and The Three Little Pigs ($4.99 each, 4-up). Joining Skippyjon Jones is ¡Ay Card-ramba! ($5.99, 3-up). Max and Ruby return in Snow Bunny Tales and Valentine's Day Fun! ($4.99 each, 3-up). Franny's Feet issues Franny's World of Friends by Sierra Harimann ($4.99, 3-up) and Winter Wishes ($5.99, 3-up). Charlie and Lola continues with I Am Collecting a Collection ($5.99, 3-up) and I Am Really, Really Concentrating ($3.99, 3-up). Sticker Stories releases Football, illus. by Paul Nunn; and Hockey, illus. by Sean Tiffany ($4.99 each, 3-up). And All Aboard Science Reader adds Polar Bears: In Danger by Roberta Edwards, illus. by Pamela Johnson ($3.99, 3-up).

Star Wars: The Clone Wars tie-ins are The Galactic Photobook by Zachary Rau ($6.99, 6-up); Battle at Teth and Meet Ahsoka Tano by Kirsten Mayer, The New Padawan by Eric Stevens and Operation: Huttlet by Steele Filipek ($3.99 each, 6-up); Intergalactic Adventure: Activity Book ($4.99, 6-up); Sticker Storyteller ($12.99, 6-up); Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Tracey West ($6.99, 9-up); Decide Your Destiny: The Way of the Jedi by Jake Forbes ($4.99, 9-up); and Model Making Kit ($19.99, 9-up). And Disney's Club Penguin presents Stuck on Puffles ($6.99, 6-up); Waddle Lot of Laughs by Rebecca McCarthy and Pick Your Path: Stowaway! by Tracey West ($3.99 each, 6-up); and The Ultimate Official Guide to Club Penguin: Vol. 1 by Katherine Noll ($9.99, 9-up).

Backyard Sports gains Home Field Advantage and Hand-Off by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Ron Zalme ($3.99 each, 6-up). Yo-Ho-Ho joins Pirate School by Brian James, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin ($3.99, 6-up). Ruby Gloom releases Staged Fright by Rebecca McCarthy and Visitors Welcome by Deirdre Black ($3.99 each, 6-up). Treetures presents The Search for Autumn by Megan E. Bryant, illus. by Paul Nunn ($3.99, 6-up). Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo introduces Super Special: Vote forKatieSuzanne by Nancy Krulik, illus. by John & Wendy ($4.99, 6-up). And Amy Hodgepodge returns in Lost and Found and Playing Games by Kim Wayans and Kevin Knotts, illus. by Soo Jeong ($4.99 each, 6-up).

Magic Kitten launches with A Summer Spell, Classroom Chaos, Star Dreams and A Christmas Surprise by Sue Bentley, illus. by Angela Swan ($4.99 each, 7-up). Aly & AJ's Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries issues Singing in Seattle and Nashville Nights by Tracey West and Katherine Noll, illus. by Aly Michalka ($5.99 each, 9-up). Get a Clue gains Operation Yellow Dragon and The Curse of the Crossbow Archer by Julian Press ($4.99 each, 9-up). Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever continues with A Tale of Two Tails by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver ($4.99, 9-up). And Who Was...? welcomes Who Is Neil Armstrong? by Roberta Edwards, illus. by Stephen Marchesi; and Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet Pascal, illus. by John O'Brien ($4.99 each, 9-up).


A Christmas Carol ($25) by Charles Dickens, illus. by Robert Ingpen, presents this tale with new art. (All ages)

Little Red Cap ($18.99) by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Kveta Pacovská, puts a spin on “Little Red Riding Hood.” (All ages)

A Cup for Everyone ($15.99) by Yusuke Yonezu. A young cup-maker crafts cups for all his friends. (3-5)

Little Old Ladies ($16.99) by Franziska Kalch takes a lighthearted look at the lives of elderly women. (3-5)

Smile ($16.99) by John A. Rowe. The birth of a prince changes the citizens of Grumpy Land. (3-5)

Timbuktu ($16.99) by Paul Auster, adapted and illus. by Julia Goschke, is an adaptation of this adult novel about a dog in search of himself. (12-up)


Magic Lilly presents The First Magic Spell and Magic Lilly and the Vampire with the Wiggly Tooth by Knister, illus. by Raimund Frey ($16.99 each, 6-8).


Paperback Series

Fringe Girl releases Fringe Benefits by Valerie Frankel ($9.99, 14-up).


Raining Cats and Dogs: A Collection of Irresistible Idioms and Illustrations to Tickle the Funny Bones of Young People ($17.99) by Will Moses presents art interpreting idioms. (All ages)

Drummer Boy ($17.99) by Loren Long. A drummer boy ornament has a wintry adventure. (3-5)

Love Is a Good Thing to Feel ($12.99) by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Jennifer Plecas, is a companion to Please Is a Good Word to Say. (3-5)

Pete & Pickles ($17.99) by Berkeley Breathed. This ode to friendship stars an elephant and a pig. (3-5)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Touch-and-Feel Braille Edition ($125) by Eric Carle is a large-format, tactile version of this story. (3-5)

Someone for Mr. Sussman ($16.99) by Patricia Polacco. A matchmaker has found a perfect mate for everyone but Mr. Sussman—and herself. (6-8)

The Tale of Urso Brunov and the White Emperor ($17.99) by Brian Jacques, illus. by Alexi Natchev, is a tall tale about a tiny, brave bear, from the creator of Redwall. (6-8)

Willie and the All-Stars ($16.99) by Floyd Cooper. An African-American boy dreams of playing major league baseball in 1942 Chicago. (6-8)

Highway Cats ($14.99) by Janet Taylor Lisle, illus. by David Frankland, is the story of scruffy cats who live between a mall and a highway. (9-11)

Merlin's Dragon: Basilgarrad ($19.99) by T.A. Barron launches a trilogy about a lizard-like creature who can transform into a dragon. (9-11)

Seven Paths to Death ($14.99) by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. This samurai mystery continues the story of Seikei. (9-11)

The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock ($16.99) by Alex Williams. Rufus must keep his mother and their house safe from a greedy tyrant. (9-12)

Things That Are ($16.99) by Andrew Clements concludes the trilogy that began with Things Not Seen. (12-up)


Comeback Kids adds Long Shot and Safe at Home by Mike Lupica ($9.99 each, 9-11). Enola Holmes Mysteries issues The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan by Nancy Springer ($14.99, 9-11). Doomwyte continues Brian Jacques's Redwall series ($23.99, 12-up). And Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan adds The Sorcerer of the North ($16.99, 12-up).


The 12 Dogs of Christmas ($6.99) by Ed Heck. Canines star in this version of this carol. (3-5)

Love Song ($7.99) by Ed Heck. In this book with a handle and jigsaw puzzle, a mother bird tells her chick how much she loves him. (3-5)

The Gingerbread Man ($4.99) by Ronne Randall, illus. by Emma Dodd. This retelling features touch-and-feel textures. (3-5)

Dinosaurs Mad Art ($5.99) by Salina Yoon. Readers add tails, scales and other features to dinosaurs. (3-5)

Let's Get Ready for Christmas ($7.99) by Salina Yoon is an oversized board book portraying different ways to celebrate this holiday. (3-5)

Puppy Love ($6.99) by Salina Yoon. A puppy searches for the perfect candy heart for its mother. (3-5)


Snappers welcomes Crocodile, Gorilla, Shark and Tiger, illus. by Dave Krug ($6.99 each, 3-up).


Going for Gold: The 2008 U.S. Women's Gymnastic Team ($4.99) by Leigh Olsen profiles team members and chronicles the sport's history. (9-11)

Miranda Mania ($4.99) by Lexi Ryals centers on Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon's iCarly. (9-11)

Paperback Series

Mr. Men and Little Miss introduces six titles by Roger Hargreaves ($3.99 each, 3-up). Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern adds Outer Space Mad Libs Junior ($3.99, 6-up); and Star Wars Mad Libs, The Naked Brothers Band Mad Libs and Happy Birthday Mad Libs ($3.99 each, 9-up).



The English Roses continues with Hooray for the Holidays! and A Perfect Pair! by Madonna, illus. by Jeffrey Fulvimari ($9.99 each, 7-up).


PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace ($16.99) by Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Gifford Engle focuses on 11 Nobel Peace Laureates, including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and their work with teens. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Anthony Horowitz's The Greek Who Stole Christmas is a new Diamond Brothers Mystery ($6.99, 9-up).



Jerk, California ($9.99) by Jonathan Friesen is a novel about a teenage boy with Tourette syndrome. (12-up)

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances ($9.99) by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, offers interwoven love stories. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Death By... adds Death by Latte by Linda Gerber ($6.99, 12-up). S.A.S.S. gains French Kissmas by Cathy Hapka ($7.99, 12-up). And Sorority 101 by Kate Harmon issues The Formal ($8.99, 12-up).


Brava, Strega Nona! A Heartwarming Pop-up Book ($29.99) by Tomie dePaola, paper engineering by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Strega Nona shares the secrets to a happy life. (All ages)

Dolphins in the Sand ($16.99) by Jim Arnosky relays the story of a dolphin rescue. (3-5)

Gingerbread Friends ($17.99) by Jan Brett. The star of Gingerbread Baby searches for pals. (3-5)

Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again ($16.99) by Dave Horowitz pays tribute to this character's resilience. (3-5)

Jackson's Blanket ($16.99) by Nancy Cote. Jackson learns to share his beloved blanket. (3-5)

Santa Duck ($16.99) by David Milgrim. Nicholas Duck's friends present him with their wish lists after he puts on his new Santa hat. (3-5)

The Nice Book ($15.99) by David Ezra Stein. Baby animals reveal how to be nice. (3-5)

Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter ($16.99) by Kathy Whitehead, illus. by Shane W. Evans, is a biography of this African-American artist. (6-8)

Rapunzel ($16.99) by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Rachel Isadora, offers a new interpretation of this classic. (6-8)

Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, Every Punctuation Mark Counts! ($16.99) by Lynne Truss, illus. by Bonnie Timmons, is a companion to Eats, Shoots & Leaves. (6-8)

Goblins! An UnderEarth Adventure ($16.99) by Royce Buckingham is set in a goblin city deep beneath the earth. (9-11)

Samuel Blink and the Runaway Troll ($16.99) by Matt Haig is a follow-up to Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest. (9-11)

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World ($19.99) by Nathaniel Philbrick adapts the author's adult title, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War, for children. (9-11)

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail ($17.99) by Michael P. Spreadlin. A squire, young Robin Hood and a girl assassin rescue a sacred relic. (9-11)

Chalice ($18.99) by Robin McKinley. Mirasol, a beekeeper, and an inhuman Priest of Fire are thrust into powerful new roles. (12-up)

Death Run ($16.99) by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards. Teen twins reappear in this sequel to Sure Fire. (12-up)

Voss: How I Come to America and Am Hero, Mostly ($17.99) by David Ives. A series of letters relays the misadventures of a young Slobovian immigrant. (12-up)


Eric Hill's Spot is back in Spot Says Goodnight ($12.99, up to 2) and Spot's Storytime Book and DVD ($14.99, up to 2).


Zorgamazoo ($15.99) by Robert Paul Weston. In this fantasy novel, written in rhyme, a runaway girl and a Zorgle set out to free missing creatures. (9-up)

Influence ($35) by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. In photos, essays and interviews, these twins reveal the people and things that have shaped them. (12-up)

The Other Side of the Island ($16.99) by Allegra Goodman is a postapocalyptic story of a girl who must save her family from the planet-controlling Corporation. (12-up)

Spud: The Madness Continues ($16.99) by John van de Ruit is a sequel to Spud. (12-up)


In Your Room ($8.99) by Jordanna Fraiberg is the tale of a long-distance romance. (12-up)

Paperback Series

Talent adds Almost Famous by Zoey Dean ($9.99, 12-up). And Vampire Academy offers Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead ($8.99, 12-up).


Madeline and the Cats of Rome ($17.99) by John Bemelmans Marciano is the first new Madeline tale in more than 50 years. (2-up)

Angelina Ballerina 25th Anniversary Ed. ($13.99) by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, celebrates a quarter century of Angelina dancing. (3-5)

Roberto Walks Home ($15.99) by Janice Harrington, illus. by Jody Wheeler, is a tale inspired by Ezra Jack Keats's stories about this character. (4-7)

Mr. Lincoln's Boys: Being the Mostly True Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Troublemaking Sons Tad and Willie ($16.99) by Staton Rabin, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline, describes the antics of these prankster siblings. (6-8)

Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder ($16.99) by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Boris Kulikov, tells how Calder came to create his circus. (6-8)

Simms Taback's Great Big Book of Spacey, Snakey, Buggy Riddles ($17.99) by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Simms Taback, rounds up illustrated riddles. (6-8)

Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Lived to Draw ($16.99) by Deborah Kogan Ray tells the story of the creator of Millions of Cats. (6-8)

All About Sleep from A to Zzzz ($17.99) by Elaine Scott, illus. by John O'Brien. This science writer and New Yorker cartoonist offer information about sleep. (9-11)

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka ($16.99, paper $12.99) by Jon Scieszka spins an autobiographical yarn. (9-11)

White Sands, Red Menace ($16.99) by Ellen Klages is a sequel to The Green Glass Sea. (9-11)

Iron Jaw and Hummingbird ($18.99) by Chris Robertson. Two teenagers on a Mars ruled by the Chinese fight back against the government. (12-up)

Pretty Monsters: Stories ($19.99) by Kelly Link, illus. by Shaun Tan, is the author's first short story collection for teens. (12-up)

The Great Wide Sea ($16.99) by M.H. Herlong. Three brothers fight for their lives when their boat is caught in a storm. (12-up)

Vidalia in Paris ($16.99) by Sasha Watson. In Paris, a girl falls for a guy and becomes entangled in an art-theft ring. (12-up)

Zoe & Chloe on the Prowl ($16.99) by Sue Limb. Two teenage girls place an ad to find dates for the Earthquake Ball. (12-up)

Dishes ($16.99) by Rich Wallace follows love triangles involving a straight dishwasher in a gay resort town in Maine. (14-up)


Corduroy returns in Corduroy Book and Bear ($14.99, up to 2) and Happy New Year, Corduroy! ($5.99, up to 2), both illus. by Lisa McCue. Henry stars in Henry and the Valentine Surprise by Nancy Carlson ($15.99, 3-5). Cam Jansen is back in Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen ($13.99, 6-8). Horrible Harry reappears in Horrible Harry and the Dead Letters by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer ($13.99, 6-8). Raymond and Graham introduces Dancing Dudes by Mike Knudson, illus. by Stacy Curtis ($14.99, 9-11). Joining Scraps of Time is The Homerun King by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Gordon C. James ($14.99, 12-up). Eon presents Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman ($19.99, 12-up). And Up Close focuses on Bill Gates by Marc Aronson, Ronald Reagan by James Sutherland and W.E.B. Du Bois by Tonya Bolden ($16.99 each, 12-up).



Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit returns in Peter Rabbit and Friends Bedtime Stories Book & CD ($14.99, 3-5), Peter Rabbit Holiday Gift Collection Deluxe Gift Set ($18.99, 3-5) and The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny: A Pop-up Adventure ($15.99, 3-5).


Ready, Set, Draw... Animals ($14.99) by Mara Conlon, illus. by Kerren Barbas Steckler, is a drawing guide with a pad of paper and colored pencils. (4-up)

The Night Before Christmas Book and Paper Doll Fold-out Play Set ($14.95) by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Jo Gershman, includes a storybook, 25 paper dolls and three fold-out scenes. (6-up)


Mega Magna Forms offers Princess by Sarah Jane Bryan and Suzanne Beilenson, illus. by Barbara McGregor; and Safari Adventure by Bryan and Beilenson, illus. by David Klug ($19.95 each, 4-up). New Scratch and Sketch titles are Batman Scratch and Sketch Art Activity Book ($14.99, 6-up); and Fashion Show Scratch and Sketch, both by Heather Zschock ($12.99, 6-up).


(Hachette, dist.)

The Three Robbers ($14.95) by Tomi Ungerer is a reissue of Ungerer's classic story from 1962 about a young orphan who charms three robbers. (5-up)


Nicholas in Trouble by René Goscinny, illus. by Jean-Jacques Sempé, concludes the Nicholas series ($19.95, 7-up).



American Symbols offers Angel Island and Ellis Island by Lori Mortensen and The U.S. Supreme Court and Uncle Sam by Anastasia Suen, all illus. by Matthew Skeens ($25.26 each, 5-7). How to Be Healthy! adds Brush, Floss, and Rinse: Caring for Your Teethand Gums, Fuel the Body: Eating Well, Get Up and Go: Being Active and Go Wash Up: Keeping Clean by Amanda Doering Tourville, illus. by Ronnie Rooney ($25.26 each, 5-8). And How to Be Safe! issues Ride Right: Bicycle Safety and Say No and Go: Stranger Safety by Jill Urban Donahue, illus. by Bob Masheris ($25.26 each, 5-8).

Math Fun adds six titles, including If You Were an Even Number by Marcie Aboff, illus. by Sarah Dillard; and If You Were a Plus Sign by Trisha Speed Shaskan, illus. by Francesca Carabelli ($25.60 each, 7-9). Read-it! Readers Historical Tales presents The Emperor’s Painting, The Jade Dragon, Stranger on the Silk Road and The Terracotta Girl by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Caroline Hu ($21.26 each, 7-10). And joining Freaky Facts are It Never Rains in Antarctica and Other Freaky Facts About Climate, Land, and Nature;There Are Millions of Millionaires and Other Freaky Facts About Earning, Saving, and Spending and You Blink Twelve Times a Minute and Other Freaky Facts About the Human Body by Barbara Seuling, illus. by Ryan Haugen ($23.93 each, 8-10).


Those Lively Lizards and Those Voracious Vultures ($14.95 each, paper $8.95) by Marta Magellan, illus. by Steve Weaver, offer 20 questions and answers about these creatures. (5-9)

My Florida Facts ($14.95) by Russell Johnson and Annie Johnson. This illustrated book of songs about the Sunshine State includes a CD. (9-12)


Lighthouses of the Carolinas for Kids ($9.95) by Terrance Zepke spotlights 16 lighthouses. (9-up)


How Abigail Adams Spent Her Day ($16.95) by Horace Lamb recounts the daily life of this First Lady. (8-12)

Phillis Wheatley: Poet and Slave ($16.95) by Honor McCannon, illus. by James Roberts, profiles this 18th-century poet. (8-12)


(Revolution Booksellers, dist.)

Where's Simon, Sandy? ($18.95) by Donna Marie Seim, illus. by Susan Spellman, is a Caribbean folktale about a donkey who won't quit. (3-7)


Danar: Dragon Sword of Power ($15) by Matt MacNown, illus. by Jim Vaughn. Mike and Cristy travel to a magical world and battle a villain. (14-up)

Beyond the Long-Eared Mountains ($15.95) by David Hume is a nautical adventure set in Greece. (14-up)