Turn-the-Wheel by Peter Lawson introduces four board books with steering wheels ($5.95 each, boxed set $22.95, 3-up).


Budgie & Boo ($15.95) by David McPhail tells of two gardeners—a bear and a bunny—who are best friends. (3-6)

Chicken Butt! ($12.95) by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Henry Cole, offers a take on a classic schoolyard joke. (3-6)

Good Night, Baby Ruby ($14.95) by Rohan Henry. A girl attempts to avoid bedtime. (3-6)

Spot It! Find the Hidden Creatures ($14.95) by Delphine Chedru is a search-and-find book featuring 15 animals. (3-6)

Where Is the Cake Now? ($12.95) by T.T. Khing, is a follow-up to the wordless Where Is the Cake? (3-6)

Miffy the Artist ($11.95) by Dick Bruna. Visiting a museum, Miffy offers lessons in art appreciation. (3-7)

My First Nursery Book ($16.95) by Franciszka Themerson, in association with Tate Publishing, brings this British nursery rhyme collection to the U.S. for the first time. (3-up)

Shape ($22.50) by David Goodman and Zoe Miller offers projects featuring two- and three-dimensional shapes. (3-up)

Chicken Soup ($16.95) by Jean Van Leeuwen, illus. by David Gavril. A chicken gets worried when she hears that the farmer's wife is making chicken soup. (4-8)

City I Love ($16.95) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Marcellus Hall, celebrates great cities of the world through poems. (4-8)

Hee-Haw-Dini and the Great Zambini ($15.95) by Kim Kennedy, illus. by Doug Kennedy. A donkey and a mouse try their hand at magic. (4-8)

The Twelve Days of Springtime ($15.95) by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Carey Armstrong-Ellis. In this counting tale, kindergartners enjoy spring. (4-8)

All In a Day ($17.95) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Nikki McClure. Cut-paper art illustrates this book about the possibilities a day holds. (4-up)

Panorama: A Foldout Book ($19.95) by Fani Marceau and Joëlle Jolivet folds out to offer a panoramic view of the world. (4-up)

Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale ($15.95) by Daniel Kirk is a sequel to Library Mouse. (6-9)

Dinosaurs in Your Backyard ($15.95) by Hugh Brewster, illus. by Alan Barnard, focuses on ancient beasts that roamed North America. (7-10)

Beyond: A Solar System Voyage ($19.95) by Michael Benson. NASA photos illustrate this exploration of the solar system. (8-14)

Traveling the Freedom Road ($24.95) by Linda Barrett Osborne, in association with the Library of Congress. This portrait of young African-Americans draws from 19th-century sources. (8-14)

The Book of Who ($16.95) by Laura Jaffé and Alain Korkos, illus. by Véronique Deiss, provides answers to questions about people. (8-14)


Hello Kitty returns in Hello Playtime! Outdoor Fun Kit ($15.95, 5-up).


The Coloring Book ($18.95) by Hervé Tullet is an activity book that encourages creativity. (All ages)


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw ($12.95) by Jeff Kinney. What happens when Greg's father threatens to send him to military school? (8-12)

Operation Redwood ($16.95) by S. Terrell French. Friends try to prevent an environmentally catastrophic crime. (8-12)

My Life in Pink & Green ($16.95) by Lisa Greenwald. A young entrepreneur attempts to save both the environment and her family's drugstore. (10-14)

The Unknowns: A Mystery ($16.95) by Benedict Carey. Two teenage sleuths use math to solve a mystery. (10-up)

The Girls ($16.95) by Tucker Shaw is a modern retelling of the play, The Women, with no male characters in the story. (12-up)


The Sisters Grimm continues with The Everafter War by Michael Buckley ($15.95, 8-12). And The Chronicles of Faerie concludes with The Book of Dreams by O.R. Melling ($19.95, 10-15).


Do You Believe in Ghosts? ($10.95) by Martine Laffon, illus. by Martin Matje, discusses séances, Ouija boards, astrology and “the beyond.” (12-up)

Paperback Series

Manga Shakespeare adds Othello and As You Like It ($10.95 each, 12-up). Sunscreen continues with Privacy, Please! Gaining Independence from Your Parents by Odile Amblard, illus. by Céline Guyot ($10.95, 12-up). And The Dance Sequence by Aidan Chambers offers Now I Know and The Toll Bridge ($8.95 each, 14-up).



365 Ways to Live Green for Kids: Saving the Environment at Home, School, or at Play—Every Day! ($7.95) by Sheri Amsel explains how kids can be ecologically friendly. (7-9)

The Everything Kids' Soccer Book, 2nd Edition: Rules, Techniques, and More About Your Favorite Sport! ($7.95) by Deborah Crisfield is an update of this guide for soccer players. (7-9)


(McGraw-Hill Professional, dist.)

My Rainbow Days ($11.95) by Courtney Filigenzi, illus. by Shennen Bersani, pop-ups by Bruce Foster, helps children cope with a parent's cancer diagnosis and treatment. (4-8)


Jacob Has Cancer: His Friends Want to Help ($14.95) by Heather Cooper, Heather Paschal and Melanie Williams, illus. by Lindsey McMillion, is a coloring book depicting a child’s journey with cancer and the help his friends and classmates provide. (5-12)



New to Historical Characters are Samantha's World: A Girl's-Eye View of the Turn of the 20th Century by Jodi Goldberg, illus. by Dan Andreasen ($24.95, 8-up); and Lady Margaret's Ghost: A Felicity Mystery by Elizabeth McDavid Jones, The Cry of the Loon: A Samantha Mystery by Barbara Steiner, Clues in the Shadows: A Molly Mystery by Kathleen Ernst and The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery by Kathryn Reiss, all illus. by Jean-Paul Tibbles ($10.95 each, paper $6.95, 9-up). And American Girl Advice & Activity Books adds Dazzling Desserts: Make Everyday Desserts Special by Trula Magruder ($17.95, 9-up).

Paperback Series

Joining American Girl Advice & Activity Books are Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding a Better Way by Patti Kelley Criswell, illus. by Angela Martini; A Smart Girl's Guide to Her Parents' Divorce: How to Land on Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Down by Nancy Holyoke, illus. by Scott Nash; Psst... Secret Instructions Every Girl Should Know by Rick Walton and Cheri Earl; Funky Felt Crafts: Create Jewelry, Gifts, Room Décor & More and Earth Smart Crafts: Transform Toss-Away Items into Fun Accessories, Gifts, Room Décor and More by Carrie Anton; A Smart Girl's Guide to Staying Home Alone: A Girl's Guide to Feeling Safe and Having Fun by Dottie Raymer, illus. by Lauren Scheuer; and School and Earth Smarts Planner by Erin Falligant, illus. by Mary Lynn Blasutta ($9.95 each, 8-up); and Is This Normal? Girls' Questions, Answered by the Editors of The Care & Keeping of You, ed. by Falligant and Michelle Watkins, illus. by Norm Bendell ($8.95, 8-up). And 2009 Girl of the Year Books introduces Chrissa and Chrissa Stands Strong by Mary Casanova, illus. by Richard Jones ($6.95 each, 8-up).


(Ingram, dist.)

The Red Shoes ($16.95) by Gloria Fowler, illus. by Sun Young Yoo, retells this Hans Christian Andersen tale. (4-up)


Goodnight Nola ($16.95) by Cornell Landry, illus. by Louis Schmitt, gives a nighttime salute to New Orleans icons. (4-8)

What’s Eating You, Girls ’n Boysenberries? ($16.95) by Beth Hirschfeld, illus. by Joe Veno. Verse celebrating uniqueness and acceptance of others. (5-up)


Baby Turtle's Tale ($17.99) by Elle J. McGuinness. This story of a sea turtle reuniting with his family on a coral reef features animated images when pages are turned. (4-up)

Silly Dogs and Crazy Cats ($7.99 each) by Gandee Vasan are board books containing photos and interactive tactile elements. (4-up)

Flip & Click Big Book of Games ($11.99) by Jeff Cole is an interactive collection of classic games. (4-up)


New Eyeball Animation Drawing Books are Dinosaur Edition, Funny Folks Edition, Underwater Safari Edition and African Safari Edition by Jeff Cole ($14.99 each, 4-up). And Here's Looking at You offers In Your Dreams and On the Go by Leslie Jonath ($9.99 each, 4-up).


(Firefly, dist.)

The Bears We Know ($19.95, paper $7.95) by Brenda Silsbe, illus. by Vlasta van Kampen. A bear family moves in next door. (4-7)

My Friend Mei Jing ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ben Frey, photos by Irvin Cheung. Best friends learn about each other's cultures in this follow-up to My Friend Jamal. (4-7)

Animal Aha! Thrilling Discoveries in Wildlife Science ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Diane Swanson introduces facts about animals. (7-9)

A World Full of Ghosts ($19.95, paper $10.95) by Charis Cotter, illus. by Marc Mongeau, examines ghosts from various cultures. (8-10)

Pharaohs and Foot Soldiers ($25.95, paper $16.95) by Kristin Butcher, illus. by Martha Newbigging, examines ancient Egyptian professions. (9-12)

My Parents Are Sex Maniacs ($19.95, paper $10.95) by Robyn Harding. An insecure teenage girl's world is turned topsy-turvy. (14-up)

Chenxi and the Foreigner ($21.95, paper $10.95) by Sally Rippin. An American teen falls in love with a Chinese student in 1989 Shanghai. (14-up)

In Ecstasy ($21.95, paper $12.95) by Kate McCaffrey. This story of teenage addiction is told from the alternating perspectives of two young women. (14-up)


Sunflowers/Girasoles ($15.95) by Gwendolyn Zepeda, illus. by Alisha Gambino. A girl gardening with her grandfather plants sunflower seeds to please her neighbors. (3-7)

The EGGbees ($15.95) by Olivia Echeverria-Bis, illus. by Charmaine Echeverria Gyorkos. Creatures learn that differences in shell color do not matter. (4-8)

The Triple Banana Split Boy/El niño goloso ($15.95) by Lucha Corpi, illus. by Lisa Fields. Enrique learns to eat desserts in moderation. (4-9)

Zulema and the Witch Owl/Zulema y la bruja lechuza ($15.95) by Xavier Garza. Zulema's grandmother warns her to change her behavior or risk the witch owl's wrath. (4-9)


The Case of the Pen Gone Missing/El caso de la pluma perdida ($9.95) by René Saldaña, Jr. is the first in a bilingual series about a fifth-grade sleuth. (8-12)

Rattling Chains and Other Stories for Children/Ruido de cadenas y otros cuentos para niños ($9.95) by Nasario García. This bilingual story collection draws from New Mexican folklore. (8-12)

Who's Buried in the Garden? ($10.95) by Ray Villareal. A boy must reconcile his feelings about his friend, who makes up stories and cheats in school. (11-up)

A So-Called Vacation ($10.95) by Genaro González. Working in the fields one summer, two brothers encounter prejudice inside and outside the Hispanic community. (14-up)


¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Latino Festivals ($16.95) by Sherry Shahan, illus. by Paula Barragán, spotlights festivals in eight Latino cultures. (4-10)


Anansi and the Sky Kingdom ($3.95) by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk, illus. by Baird Hoffmire. In this West African trickster tale, Anansi brings light to the world. (4-8)

The Well of Truth ($3.95) by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, illus. by Tom Wrenn. When three animals try their luck at farming, Donkey learns the price of being greedy. (4-8)


The Wisdom of Solomon ($14.97) by Wanda E. Brunstetter, illus. by Phil A. Smouse. A mischievous Pennsylvania Amish boy and his friends learn life lessons. (3-7)


Kids' Bible Dictionary ($9.97) by Jean Fischer defines 1,000 biblical words and names. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Rachel Yoder—Always Trouble Somewhere continues with Jumping to Conclusions and Growing Up by Wanda E. Brunstetter ($4.97 each, 8-12).


Baby's First Journal ($24.99), illus. by Clare Beaton. This fill-in book is a companion to Baby's First Book. (All ages)

Walk with Me and Talk with Me ($7.99 each) by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford. These books with flaps reveal how various animals walk; and talk. (2-4)

If You're Happy & You Know It ($16.99) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Sophie Fatus. A CD accompanies this multicultural rendition of this familiar song. (5-7)

Earth Tales ($19.99) by Dawn Casey, illus. by Anne Wilson. Folktales from different cultures feature nature and the earth. (6-10)


The Big Night-Night Book ($7.99) by Georgie Birkett. As he gets ready for bed, Baby bids goodnight to familiar items. (1-3)

Little Box of Ballet ($16.99) by Lea Foa and Nina Freund contains accessories for young dancers. (3-6)

If You Love a Nursery Rhyme ($18.99), illus. by Susanna Lockheart, is a nursery-rhyme companion to If You Love a Fairy Tale. (3-up)

Dandylion ($14.99) by Lizzie Finlay. A cheerful lion goes to school and gets into mischief. (4-7)

Forget-Me-Not ($14.99) by Michael Broad. A mother elephant teaches her son that she loves him and to always stay with the herd. (4-7)

Bug Wars ($16.99), illus. by Sholto Walker, combines a fact book and board game about bugs. (5-8)

Little Box of Crystals and Gems ($16.99) by Lea Foa. This activity box offers an introduction to crystals and gemstones. (7-up)

Instant Magic: With Amazing Magic Drawer! ($11.99) by Jon Tremaine provides instructions and materials to perform magic tricks. (8-12)

Magnetic Tangrams: Explore the World of Tangram Pictures ($12.99) by Jon Tremaine offers tangram puzzles. (8-up)

A Mariner's Tale ($19.99) by Philip Steele presents a history of the world's mariners and their sea voyages. (8-up)

Mythical Creatures ($22.99) by James Harpur, illus. by Stuart Martin, tells of a variety of dragons, monsters and other creatures. (8-up)

Origami Fun ($11.99) by Jon Tremaine offers an introduction to origami. (8-up)

Planet Animal ($22.99) by Barbara Taylor focuses on endangered species. (8-up)


My First Noisy Bath Books by Caroline Davis issues Animals in the Water and Animals on the Farm ($4.99 each, up to 3). Chunkie Hunkies by Rob Walker releases Baby Animals, Farm Animals, Pet Animals and Wild Animals ($4.99 each, 1-4). Farm Animals and Trucks by Andy Everitt-Stewart join Very First Action Books ($4.99 each, 1-4). New Wiggle-Waggles, illus. by Jacqueline East, are Elephant, Lion, Monkey and Tiger ($4.99 each, 1-4). Little People Shape Books has three additions ($10.99 each, 4-7); and Mini People Shape Books gains six titles ($5.99 each, 4-7), all by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by C. Mesturini. Barron's Diaries by Nicholas Harris offers Diary of a Dinosaur Trek, Diary of an Egyptian Quest and Diary of a Pirate Voyage ($14.99 each, 7-up). New Find Out About Books are Find Out About Canada by Sue McMillan and Find Out About the United Kingdom by Gavin Mortimer, both illus. by Tom Hutchinson ($12.99 each, 8-up). Discoverology adds Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon ($18.99, 8-up). And Graphic Classics presents four titles ($15.99 each, paper $8.99, 8-up).


Over in the Clover by Jan Ormerod, illus. by Lindsey Gardiner, is a counting song packaged with a CD. (2-5)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Junior Novelization ($5.99) by Michael Anthony Steele is a tie-in to this film. (8-12)

Paperback Series

Bilingual Alphabet Books adds Alphabet/El alfabeto and Alphabet/L'alphabet by Catherine Bruzzone, illus. by Louise Comfort ($6.99 each, 2-up). Four new titles join Live and Learn/Vive y aprende by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illus. by Marta Fàbrega ($6.99 each, 4-7). Young Genius Books continues with Digestion and Eyes by Kate Lennard, illus. by Eivind Gulliksen ($6.99 each, 5-8). Paul Harrison's 3D Worlds offers Dinosaurs and Jungle ($5.99 each, 7-11). Let's Read! Books adds four bilingual titles ($4.99 each, 8-up). And Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Fractions and Decimals joins Adventures in Mathopolis ($6.99, 9-12).



No Backbone! Creepy Crawlers debuts with six titles including Roly-Poly Pillbugs by Molly Smith and Stinging Scorpions by Natalie Lunis ($15.96 each, 5-8). There are six new Extreme Cuisine titles, including Bug-a-licious and Spider-tizersand Other Creepy Treats by Meish Goldish ($16.96 each, 6-11). Little Dogs Rock! issues eight books, including Chihuahua: Señor Tiny and Dachshund: The Hot Dogger by Lunis ($18.95 each, 7-12). And Defining Moments: Super Athletes welcomes Michael Phelps by Goldish and LeBron James by Michael Sandler ($18.95 each, 7-12).



Get Ready for School offers Mazes and Puzzles, Basic Concepts and Our World and Activities and Games, all by Zoe Foundotos ($17.95 each, 2-5).


The Number Garden ($16.99) by Sara Pinto is an interactive counting book. (up to 3)

Hat ($14.99) by Paul Hoppe. A boy's imagination takes off when he discovers a hat in a park. (3-6)

Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change ($16.99) by Michelle Cook, illus. by Bryan Collier, Leo and Diane Dillon, et al., explores major African-American figures—from George Washington Carver to Martin Luther King, Jr.—with illustrations from 13 artists. (4-8)

Dot in Larryland: The Big Little Book of an Odd-Sized Friendship ($16.99) by Patricia Marx, illus. by Roz Chast. A woman the size of a dust mite meets a fellow the size of Mt. Everest. (4-8)

Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully ($16.99) by Julianne Moore, illus. by LeUyen Pham. This young heroine returns to take on the school bully. (4-8)

Big Cat Pepper ($16.99) by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Lauren Castillo, is a story about the loss of a beloved pet. (4-8)

Bea Rocks the Flock ($16.99) by Victoria Jamieson spotlights an adventurous sheep who is committed to being herself. (4-8)

Mousie Love ($16.99) by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Josée Masse. Confusion ensues when a mouse proposes to his sweetheart. (4-8)

The Farwalker's Quest ($16.99) by Joni Sensel. The discovery of a mysterious dart marks the start of a perilous journey for two friends. (8-12)

Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog ($15.99) by Eileen Beha. A Yorkie washes ashore on an island off Nova Scotia. (8-12)

The Amaranth Enchantment ($16.99) by Julie Berry. Lucinda dances at the royal ball, falls under a witch's spell and restores justice to a town. (10-14)

Lifting the Sky ($16.99) by Mackie D'Arge. A ranch hand's daughter befriends a Shoshone Indian and saves an antelope. (10-14)

Darkwood ($16.99) by M.E. Breen. A girl comes of age in a land where darkness falls quickly and wolf-like creatures prowl the forest. (10-14)

Need ($16.99) by Carrie Jones. A teen is pursued by a dangerous pixie after moving to Maine. (12-up)

The Musician's Daughter ($16.99) by Susanne Dunlap. In 18th-century Vienna, a teenage girl investigates the death of her violinist father. (12-up)

Princess of the Midnight Ball ($16.99) by Jessica Day George is a take on the Grimm fairy tale, TheTwelve Dancing Princesses. (12-up)

Oathbreaker: The Assassin's Apprentice ($10.99) by S.R. Vaught and J.B. Redmond is the first volume in a fantasy series set in Eyrie, a land entering into civil war. (12-up)

Sprout ($16.99) by Dale Peck. A gay, green-haired teen discovers that he's had a more profound effect on the lives of others than he realized. (14-up)

Say the Word ($16.99) by Jeannine Garsee. A perfectionist teen must confront issues from her past when her estranged mother dies. (14-up)


Mythic Miss-Adventures adds Pandora Gets Lazy by Carolyn Hennesy ($14.99, 8-12).


GirlForce ($14.99) by Nikki Goldstein is a girl's guide to the body, mind and soul. (10-14)

Paperback Series

Inside Girl offers Good Luck Charm and Lucky Break by J. Minter ($8.99 each, 10-up).


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Marvin Gets MAD! ($10.95) by Joseph Theobald. Marvin the sheep throws a tantrum in this follow-up to Marvin Wanted MORE! (up to 5)


(Chronicle, dist.)

Bathtime Gift Set ($14.99) by Simms Taback. This book with waterproof pages comes with two frog puppets. (1-4)

Mealtime Gift Set ($14.99) by SAMi offers a food-themed "spill-proof" book and a bib. (1-4)

Simms Taback's City Animals ($12.99) by Simms Taback is a follow-up to Simms Taback's Safari Animals. (2-5)

Dinner for Eight ($12.99) by Roger De Muth. An octopus uses all of his arms when he entertains guests. (2-5)

Posey Plans a Party ($12.99) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Yukiko Kido, follows Posey Prefers Pink and Posey Paints a Princess. (2-6)

How to Win Friends and Influence Creatures ($9.99) by Deborah Zemke presents social tips from the animal kingdom. (4-8)

Wishes for You ($9.99) by Deborah Zemke. Animals offer good wishes. (4-8)

You and Me: We're Opposites ($12.99) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Ethan Long. Zoo animals demonstrate opposites. (4-8)

Greetings from Kiwiand Pear ($12.99) by Joyce Wan. This book about two monkeys' global travels includes gatefolds, a map and stickers. (4-8)

Lines That Wiggle ($14.99) by Candace Whitman, illus. by Steve Wilson. Monsters explore different kinds of lines. (4-8)

Mermaid Dance ($16.99) by Marjorie Rose Hakala, illus. by Mark Jones. On the night of the summer solstice, mermaids dance under the full moon. (4-8)

My Forever Dress ($16.99) by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Liz Murphy. A woman makes a dress for her granddaughter and alters it each year. (4-8)

Long Tail Kitty ($14.99) by Lark Pien. A cat stars in these stories told in comic-strip format. (4-8)

The World of Noodoll: Ricehead's Revenge! ($16.99) by YiYang Wang pits a noodle character against a rice character. (8-11)


Flip-a-Face gains Furry Friends: Same and Different by SAMi ($9.99, up to 3). And Flip-a-Word presents Crab Cab by Yukiko Kido ($12.99, paper $5.99, 4-7).


Pippa at the Parade ($16.95) by Karen Roosa, illus. by Julie Fortenberry. A girl watches a parade with her parents. (2-4)

Katy Did It! ($16.95) by Lorianne Siomades. A katydid saves the day for a colony of ants. (2-5)

Oh, What a Beautiful Day! A Counting Book ($16.95) by Jeanne Modesitt, illus. by Robin Spowart. Children and animals enjoy the day. (3-6)

A Mighty Fine Time Machine ($16.95) by Suzanne Bloom. Three animal pals try to create a time machine out of an ordinary box. (4-7)

Artichoke Boy ($16.95) by Scott Mickelson. A boy explains how much he loves artichokes. (5-7)

Insects: Biggest! Littlest! ($16.95) by Sandra Markle, photos by Simon Pollard, introduces 21 six-legged insects from around the world. (5-7)

What Bluebirds Do ($18.95) by Pamela F. Kirby focuses on eastern bluebirds. (5-7)

A Party in Ramadan ($16.95) by Asma Mobin-Uddin, illus. by Laura Jacobsen. A Muslim girl is determined to keep her Ramadan fast. (7-9)

Alligators and Crocodiles! Strange and Wonderful ($16.95) by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson, examines these reptiles. (7-9)

Armadillo Trail: The Northward Journey of the Armadillo ($16.95) by Stephen R. Swinburne, illus. by Bruce Hiscock. An armadillo in Texas gives birth to four pups. (7-9)


The White Ox: The Journey of Emily Swain Squires ($18.95) by Ruth Hailstone, illus. by Dan Burr. In the mid-1800s, a Mormon girl meets a white ox while traveling from England to Zion. (8-up)

Voyages: Reminiscences of Young Abe Lincoln ($16.95) by Neil Waldman. As he matures, Lincoln carefully considers the issue of slavery. (10-up)

Comfort ($17.95) by Joyce Moyer Hostetter is a sequel to Blue. (10-up)


The Baseball Card Kid ($17.95) by Adam Osterweil. Two boys venture back in time to rescue a collectible baseball card on the Titanic. (8-12)

Markus and the Girls ($17.95) by Klaus Hagerup, trans. by Tara Chace. Junior high student Markus falls in love repeatedly in this companion to Markus and Diana. (8-12)

Wild Things ($18.95) by Clay Carmichael. After the death of her mother, an 11-year-old-girl moves in with her sculptor uncle. (9-11)

Warriors ($17.95) by Nancy Bo Flood. During WWII, a South Pacific native is caught between his people and the Japanese who govern his island. (10-14)

Morning in a Different Place ($17.95) by Mary Ann McGuigan. In the Bronx during the 1960s, the friendship between a black girl and an Irish girl is tested. (12-up)

Cold Skin ($18.95) by Steven Herrick. A teen makes a startling discovery while investigating the murder of a high-school girl. (14-up)

Loserville ($17.95) by Peter Johnson. Derek's family participates in a reality TV show that offers mediation between parents and troubled young men. (14-up)


Ophelia ($16.95) by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert. Animals run to the rescue, only to learn that their friend is simply nervous about being in love. (3-6)

For You and No One Else ($16.95) by Edward van de Vendel, illus. by Martijn van der Linden. Sparklehart receives a special gift from a friend. (4-7)

Lovey and Dovey ($16.95) by Elle van Lieshout and Erik van Os, illus. by Mies van Hout. Two sweethearts are imprisoned after stealing a pair of socks. (4-7)


Vacation: We're Going to the Ocean ($16.95) by David L. Harrison, illus. by Rob Shepperson. Verse conveys the excitement of a summertime seaside holiday. (7-9)

A Mirror to Nature: Poems About Reflection ($17.95) by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple, presents poetry about reflections found in nature. (10-12)

Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems ($16.95) by Marjorie Maddox, illus. by John Sanford, offers poems celebrating this sport. (10-up)

Well Defined: Vocabulary in Rhyme ($16.95) by Michael Salinger, illus. by Sam Henderson, imagines personifications for vocabulary terms such as “capricious” and “mitigate.” (12-up)


(IPG, dist.)


Texas Heroes, For Young Readers welcomes David Crockett: Creating a Legend by Mary Dodson Wade, illus. by Joy Fisher Hein; and Jane Long: Choosing Texas by Wade, illus. by Virginia Roeder ($16.95 each, 5-7); and Stephen F. Austin: The Son Becomes Father of Texas and Sam Houston: I Am Houston by Wade, illus. by Pat Finney; David Crockett: Hero and Legend by Wade, illus. by Don Collins; Gregorio Esparza: Alamo Defender by William Chemerka, illus. by Collins; and Wade's Jane Long: Texas Journey, illus. by Roeder ($16.95 each, 7-9).


Head Case Lacrosse Goalie: Sports Fiction with a Winning Edge ($9.95) by Sam Chambers and Bob Rotella applies sports psychology to find solutions to challenges facing young athletes. (9-12)


The North Star ($16.99) by Peter H. Reynolds. New artwork adorns this story encouraging readers to pursue their dreams. (All ages)

Higher! Higher! ($15.99) by Leslie Patricelli. This tale of a child on a swing celebrates the imagination. (2-5)

Little Chick ($17.99) by Amy Hest, illus. by Anita Jeram. Three stories reveal a special intergenerational bond from the team behind Kiss Good Night. (2-up)

Seymour and Henry ($15.99) by Kim Lewis. Two adventurous toy ducklings try to find their way back home. (2-up)

It's a Secret! ($16.99) by John Burningham. A girl accompanies her cat on his nighttime adventure. (3-6)

Bad Frogs ($15.99) by Thacher Hurd stars 170 naughty frogs. (3-7)

Let's Do Nothing! ($16.99) by Tony Fucile. Can two active boys do nothing for 10 seconds? (4-7)

My Penguin Osbert in Love ($16.99) by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by H.B. Lewis, is a sequel to My Penguin Osbert. (4-9)

Song of Middle C ($16.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Scott Menchin, tells of a girl's first piano recital. (5-8)

The Dunderheads ($16.99) by Paul Fleischman, illus. by David Roberts. Kids teach their tyrannical teacher a lesson. (6-10)

The Girl Who Wanted to Dance ($17.99) by Amy Ehrlich, illus. by Rebecca Walsh. A child follows a troupe of dancers deep into the woods. (6-10)

One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin ($17.99) by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Matthew Trueman, focuses on the life of this naturalist. (7-12)

A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing and Shout ($17.99) ed. by Paul B. Janeczko, illus. by Chris Raschka, is a companion to A Poke in the I and A Kick in the Head. (8-12)

Lincoln and His Boys ($16.99) by Rosemary Wells, illus. by P.J. Lynch, views Abraham Lincoln through the eyes of his children. (8-12)

The Dragon of Trelian ($16.99) by Michelle Knudsen is a fantasy featuring a feisty princess, a mage's apprentice and a dragon. (9-12)

Sahwira: An African Friendship ($15.99) by Carolyn Marsden and Philip Matzigkeit. An interracial friendship is tested in this novel set in 1960s Rhodesia. (9-13)

Toby Alone ($17.99) by Timothée de Fombelle, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone, illus. by François Place. A tiny boy must protect his father's discovery about the tree that is their home. (9-up)

Almost Astronauts: Thirteen Women Who Dared to Dream ($24.99, paper $17.99) by Tanya Lee Stone profiles the space-age pioneers known as the Mercury 13. (10-up)

A Certain Strain of Peculiar ($16.99) by Gigi Amateau. After she moves to her grandmother's Alabama farm, a teen learns how powerful the bonds of family can be. (12-up)

Eternal ($17.99) by Cynthia Leitich Smith is a love story set in a dark world where vampires vie with angels. (14-up)

Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice ($17.99) by Pat Lowery Collins. While studying under Vivaldi, three orphan girls forge their own notions of love. (14-up)

Punkzilla ($16.99) by Adam Rapp. This novel-in-letters follows a runaway boy's trek across America. (14-up)

Sophomore Switch ($17.99) by Abby McDonald. A British and an American college student swap lives. (14-up)

Swim the Fly ($16.99) by Don Calame. Three boys share a single goal: to see a real live naked girl. (14-up)

The Uninvited ($16.99) by Tim Wynne-Jones. Mimi discovers unsettling goings-on at her father's remote Canadian cottage. (14-up)


Stink-O-Pedia: Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Zzzzz ($5.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds, compiles info from the world of Judy Moody's brother, Stink. (5-9)

Get Cooking ($17.99) by Sam Stern is the third cookbook by this teenage chef. (10-up)


Baby Bundt stars in Blast Off, Baby Bundt and Yum Yum, Baby Bundt by Jamie Harper ($6.99 each, 1-3). New Super Sturdy Picture Books are I Love Grandma and I Love Grandpa by Lizi Boyd ($8.99 each, 2-4). Cornelius P. Mud adds Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby? by Barney Saltzberg ($15.99, 2-5). Maisy First Science Books continues with Maisy Bakes a Cake by Lucy Cousins ($12.99, 2-5). Tilly and Friends welcomes Pretty Pru and Where's Tumpty? by Polly Dunbar ($12.99 each, 3-6). Zelda and Ivy return in Keeping Secrets by Laura McGee Kvasnosky ($15.99, 5-7). Joining Read, Listen & Wonder are T. Rex by Vivian French, illus. by Alison Bartlett; and Think of an Eel by Karen Wallace, illus. by Mike Bostock ($8.99 each, 5-8). And Read & Wonder adds Caterpillar Caterpillar by French, illus. by Charlotte Voake; Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth, illus. by John Lawrence; and White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies, illus. by Michael Foreman ($6.99 each, 5-8).

Daisy Dawson is back in Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond by Steve Voake, illus. by Jessica Meserve ($14.99, 6-9). Emily Windsnap returns in Emily Windsnap's Fin-tastic Friendship Book by Liz Kessler, illus. by Sarah Gibb ($5.99, 8-12). Max Disaster debuts with Alien Eraser to the Rescue and Alien Eraser Unravels the Mystery of the Pyramids by Marissa Moss ($15.99 each, paper $6.99, 8-12). New Ologies are The Dragon Diary: The Dragonology Chronicles, Volume 2 by Dugald A. Steer, illus. by Douglas Carrel ($16.99, 9-up); and The Mythology Handbook: A Course in Ancient Greek Myths by Lady Hestia Evans, ed. by Dugald A. Steer and Clint Twist ($12.99, 9-up). The Guild of Specialists releases Operation Storm City by Joshua Mowll, illus. by Mowll, Julek Heller, et al. ($16.99, 9-up). Books of Pellinor adds The Singing by Alison Croggon ($18.99, 12-up). The Softwire issues Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3 by PJ Haarsma ($16.99, 10-up). And The Burning by Will Peterson joins Triskellion ($16.99, 13-up).


The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast ($22.99) by William Plomer, illus. by Alan Aldridge. This new edition of this tale includes “nature notes” about the creatures it features. (All ages)

Art for Baby ($19.99) is a board book with black-and-white images by modern artists including Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami. (up to 3)

Little Boat and To the Beach ($15.99 each) by Thomas Docherty. In these stories, a small boat navigates stormy seas; and a boy imagines a trip to the beach. (up to 3)

The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood ($14.99) by Agnese Baruzzi and Sandro Natalini reveals what happened before this classic tale began. (4-7)

Alex and Lulu: Two of a Kind ($14.99) by Lorena Siminovich. Are Alex and Lulu too different to be best friends? (4-8)

Bob's Best-Ever Best Friend ($16.99) by Simon Bartram. Bob needs a best friend to help him with intergalactic missions and jigsaw puzzles. (5-8)


Faith ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis and Cynthia Pon. Photos and text reveal the ways that children around the world celebrate their faith. (4-7)

Good Dog, Aggie ($12.95) by Lori Ries, illus. by Frank W. Dormer. Ben tries to train his puppy in this sequel to Aggie and Ben. (4-7)

Watch Out for Wolfgang ($16.95) by Paul Carrick. How will three robots protect themselves from Wolfgang the Recycler? (4-7)

Plant Secrets ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Emily Goodman, illus. by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, examines the phases of plant life cycles. (4-7)

Emma's Question ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Catherine Urdahl, illus. by Janine Dawson. Emma is worried when her grandmother is hospitalized. (5-8)

Flying Eagle ($15.95) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Deborah Kogan Ray. A tawny eagle flies across the Serengeti to find food for his chick. (5-8)

Bubble Homes and Fish Farts ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Fiona Bayrock, illus. by Carolyn Conahan, describes the many ways animals use bubbles. (6-9)

Pippo the Fool ($15.95) by Tracey Fern, illus. by Pau Estrada, is a fictional account of Brunelleschi's creation of the dome of Florence's Santa Maria del Fiore. (6-9)

What Really Happened to Humpty? (from the files of a hard-boiled detective) ($16.95) by Jeanie Franz Ransom, illus. by Stephen Axelsen. Humpty Dumpty's private-eye brother investigates his sibling's fall from the wall. (6-9)

Galileo's Leaning Tower Experiment ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Wendy Macdonald, illus. by Paolo Rui. Galileo and a bright farm boy explore the science of motion. (8-11)

Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Jef Czekaj, examines the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. (8-11)

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance ($24.95) by Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmund O'Brien, illus. by Anne Sibley O'Brien, profiles 15 activists who followed Gandhi's path of nonviolent resistance to effect change. (9-12)

The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair ($15.95) by Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley tells how a lock of Beethoven's hair led to the discovery of the cause of his death. (10-up)


(IPG, dist.)

Keys to American History: Understanding Our Most Important Historic Documents ($24.95, paper $19.95) by Richard Panchyk explores the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation and other historical texts. (12-up)


Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis: Projects and Principles for Beginning Geologists ($14.95) by Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori introduces major earth science concepts and offers activities. (9-up)

Paperback Series

For Kids continues with Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz with 21 Activities by Stephanie Stein Crease and Harry Houdini for Kids: His Life and Advantures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions by Laurie Carlson ($16.95 each, 9-12).


Tan to Tamarind: Poems About the Color Brown ($16.95) by Malathi Michelle Iyengar, illus. by Jamel Akib. This multicultural poetry collection celebrates brown skin tones. (6-up)


Paperback Series

Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: American Symbols adds six titles, including What Does the President Do? by Amanda Miller and What Is the Statue of Liberty? by Janice Behrens ($6.95 each, 6-7). Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Let's Visit the White House offers six books by Marge Kennedy, among them Pets at the White House and Who Works at the White House? ($6.95 each, 6-7). Meet President Barack Obama joins Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers ($6.95, 6-7). Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists welcomes Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Marie Curie and Thomas Edison by Mike Venezia ($6.95 each, 8-9). From Sea to Shining Sea, Second Series releases 21 volumes focusing on specific states ($7.95 each, 8-10). A True Book—Geography: Continents issues seven titles, one devoted to each continent; and A True Book—Health and the Human Body presents five volumes about the five senses ($6.95 each, 8-10). And Cornerstones of Freedom, Second Series introduces 10 books, including Annapolis by R. Conrad Stein, Old Ironsides by Roger Wachtel and U.S. Presidential Inaugurations by Andrew Santella ($5.95 each, 9-11).


Ten Little Ducks ($10.99) by Airlie Anderson. Children turn the dial to see ducks go over the hill. (3-6)


Just Like Us adds Having Fun!, Together!, Making Friends! and Taking It Easy!, illus. by Jess Stockham ($7.99 each, up to 2). Two Little Hands welcomes Clap Your Hands and Give a Little Clap, illus. by Kay Widdowson ($6.99 each, up to 2). And Activity Board Books issues Dinosaur Diner and Quiet as a Mouse, illus. by Annie Kubler ($10.99 each, 3-6).


The Wim Wom from the Mustard Mill ($7.99) by Polly Peters, illus. by Roberta Angeletti. Adults warn that the Wim Wom will cause trouble if children don't obey. (3-8)

Paperback Series

New Classic Big Books with Holes are The Ants Go Marching, illus. by Dan Crisp; Cows in the Kitchen, illus. by Airlie Anderson; One Elephant Went Out to Play, illus. by Sanja Rescek; and Dry Bones, illus. by Kate Edmunds ($19.99 each, 3-6); and Classic Books with Holes with CD offers these same four titles ($8.99 each, 3-6). Flip-Up Fairy Tales with CD presents Aladdin, illus. by Elisa Squillace; Beauty and the Beast, illus. by Jess Stockham; The Musicians of Bremen, illus. by Barbara Vagnozzi; and Tom Thumb, illus. by Claudio Venturini ($7.99 each, 3-7).


Paperback Series

Dragonlarks adds The Lake Monster Mystery by Shannon Gilligan, illus. by Keith Newton ($6.99, 5-8). New Classics by R.A. Montgomery are Track Star!, Smoke Jumpers and Chinese Dragons ($6.99 each, 9-12). And Fabulous Terrible by Sophie Talbot continues with Chloe and The Apocryphon ($8.99 each, 12-up).


Classic Western Stories: The Most Beloved Stories ($19.99), compiled by Cooper Edens. Tales and songs about the American West with art by N.C. Wyeth, Frederic Remington and others. (All ages)

Just Like a Baby ($15.99) by Juanita Havill, illus. by Christine Davenier, introduces a baby who does exactly as she pleases. (up to 3)

In My Nest and In My Pond ($8.99 each) by Sara Gillingham, illus. by Lorena Siminovich. These books about animal homes include die-cut pages and a finger puppet. (up to 4)

Big Rabbit's Bad Mood ($16.99) by Ramona Badescu, illus. by Delphine Durand. A rabbit's bad mood won't leave him alone. (2-6)

B Is for Baseball: Running the Bases from A to Z ($15.99) is an alphabet book that follows A Is for Astronaut and C Is for Caboose. (3-8)

Duck! Rabbit! ($16.99) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld, offers an optical illusion that could be a duck—or a rabbit. (3-up)

Little Oink ($14.99) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Jen Corace, is the latest from the pair behind Little Pea and Little Hoot. (3-up)

Tony and the Pizza Champions ($16.99) by Tony Gemignani, illus. by Matthew Trueman, is the pizza-tossing champion's account of traveling to Italy to compete. (4-8)

Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! ($16.99) by Bob Barner. This history of butterflies explains how they co-existed with dinosaurs. (4-8)

Rita and Whatsit and Rita and Whatsit at the Beach ($14.99 each) by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod, illus. by Olivier Tallec, are tales starring a girl and her pooch. (4-8)

Sprout Your Own Leafy Wonders and Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents ($18.99 each). These gardening kits contain instruction book, planters, seeds and peat pellets. (4-12)

Look Out, Jeremy Bean! ($14.99) by Alice Schertle, illus. by David Slonim, offers three stories about a spunky seven-year-old. (5-8)

Nana Cracks the Case! ($14.99) by Kathleen Lane, concept by Cabell Harris, illus. by Sarah Horne. Nana investigates the theft of a case of candy. (7-10)

Escape Under the Forever Sky ($16.99) by Eve Yohalem. In this first novel, the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia is kidnapped. (10-up)


New Finger Puppet Books are Little Giraffe and Little Lion ($6.99 each, up to 3). Modern Masters greets Jacob Lawrence in the City and Magritte's Imagination ($7.99, up to 3). And Explorers gains Animals Charles Darwin Saw by Sandra Markle, illus. by Zina Saunders; and Markle's Animals Marco Polo Saw, illus. by Daniela Terrazzini ($16.99 each, 7-10).


Boyology: A Teen Girl's Crash Course in All Things Boy ($12.99) by Sarah O'Leary Burningham, illus. by Keri Smith, offers advice on dating and friendship. (13-up)

Paperback Series

Horse Crazy launches with The Silver Horse Switch and The Circus Horse by Alison Lester, illus. by Roland Harvey ($4.99 each, 5-9).


(Consortium, dist.)

Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish ($14.95) by Cynthia Weill uses carved animals to demonstrate opposites. (2-6)

Once Around the Block/Una Vuelta a la Manzana: A Bilingual Abecedario ($16.95) by José Lozano offers an alphabetical introduction to the kids in José's barrio. (3-10)

The Dog Who Ate Tortillas/La perrita que amaba las tortillas ($17.95) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, illus. by Geronimo Garcia. Two siblings argue over their new dog. (6-10)


(IPG, dist.)

Brum!, Toot! and Vroom! ($5.95 each) by Leo Timmers are board books introducing different vehicles. (up to 3)

The Big Potty Book ($12.95) by Guido van Genechten. This board books reveals various animals on their potties. (up to 3)

Guess What I Hear, Guess What I See and Guess What I Feel ($7.95 each) by Liesbet Slegers use gatefolds to teach children about different senses. (up to 3)

Kevin Discovers Spring and Katie Discovers Summer ($12.95 each) by Liesbet Slegers. In these tales, children enjoy seasonal activities. (up to 3)

Ricky and Mia the Chicken ($16.95) by Guido van Genechten. Ricky the rabbit learns a lesson about friendship. (3-5)


Here Is the Church ($8.99) by Anita Reith Stohs, illus. by Kathy Mitter. This die-cut title describes what children see, hear and do in church. (18 mos.-up)

Children's Bible Stories ($16.99) by Dana Forrest Kennedy and Etta Wilson, illus. by Ellen Dolce, compiles 42 biblical stories. (3-up)

Title in Spanish

El fruto del Espíritu: Mensajes para niños (The Fruit of the Spirit: Messages for Children) by Daniel Klenovsky and Edith Cabala ($19.99, all ages).


Miracle Puzzlers: Word Puzzles from Jesus’ Miracles ($10.99) by William Schlegl offers 28 word puzzles that explore biblical miracles. (9-up)

Paperbacks in Spanish

El cielo es un lugar maravilloso (Heaven Is a Wonderful Place) by Joanne Marxhausen, illus. by Ben Marxhausen and Ed Koehler; and Jesús lo hizo por mí (Jesus Did It for Me) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Anton Petrov ($7.99 each, 4-up).

Paperback Series

Arch Books adds The Easter Stranger, The Twelve Ordinary Men, How Enemies Became Friends and The Parable of the Prodigal Son ($2.49 each, 5-9).


Paperback Series

Looking at Nature issues four titles by Bobbie Kalman, among them How Does It Move? and What Are These Animals Doing? ($6.95 each, 4-7). Celebrations in My World adds six titles, including Earth Day by Molly Aloian and Thanksgiving by Lynn Peppas ($8.95 each, 4-8). Meet My Neighbor launches with Meet My Neighbor, the Artist, Meet My Neighbor, the Builder, Meet My Neighbor, the Chef and Meet My Neighbor, the Taekwondo Master by Marc Crabtree ($6.95 each, 5-7). Introducing Habitats by Kalman continues with Everglades National Park and Yellowstone National Park ($8.95 each, 5-8). Kalman's It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals has four additions ($6.95 each, 5-8). Our Multicultural World debuts with How Are We the Same and Different?, We Are the Earth, What Is Culture? and What Is Religion? by Kalman ($8.95 each, 6-9). Four titles join Kalman's Big Science Ideas ($8.95 each, 6-9); and ABCs of the Natural World by Kalman has four additions ($8.95 each, 6-10). And Get to Know Simple Machines starts up with six books, including Get to Know Inclined Planes by Jennifer Christiansen and Get to Know Pulleys by Karen Volpe ($8.95 each, age 7).

Extreme Nature debuts with six titles, among them Deep Sea Extremes by Natalie Hyde and Rain Forest Extremes by Jen Green ($8.95 each, 7-8). Disaster Alert! gains Living in Shelters and Preparing for Disasters by Bobbie Kalman and Kelley MacAulay ($8.95 each, 7-14). Stories of Great People offers four books by Gerry Bailey and Karen Foster, among them Galileo's Telescope and Queen Victoria's Diamond, both illus. by Leighton Noyes and Karen Radford ($9.95 each, 8-12). Six volumes by John Burstein launch Slim Goodbody's Body Buddies, including The Astounding Nervous System: How Does My Brain Work? and The Mighty Muscular-Skeletal System: How Do My Bones and Muscles Work? ($8.95 each, 8-10). Among the 12 new Crabtree Contact titles are Basketball Legends by Mark Woods, Soccer World Cup by Clive Gifford, History of Hip Hop by Melanie Cornish and Special Effects by Frances Ridley ($8.95 each, 8-12). And Economics in Action adds four books, including What Is Insurance? by Carolyn Andrews and What Is Supply and Demand? by Paul Challen ($8.95 each, 8-12).

How to Improve at Gymnastics by Andrew D. Walker and How to Improve at Skateboarding by Andy Horsley are among the four additions to How to Improve At ($9.95 each, 8-14). Sports Science begins with six titles, including Baseball Science by James Bow and Soccer Science by Natalie Hyde ($8.95 each, 9-11). Four volumes by David Jefferis join Exploring Our Solar System, among them Galaxies: Immense Star Islands and Star Spotters: Telescopes and Observatories ($8.95 each, 9-14). Really Useful Handbooks debuts with six books, including Beat Stress! The Exam Handbook by Anita Naik and Making a Difference: The Changing the World Handbook by Ali Cronin ($9.95 each, age 10). Among the six biographies launching Voices for Green Choices are Rachel Carson: Fighting Pesticides and Other Chemical Pollutants by Patricia Lantier and Al Gore: A Wake-Up Call to Global Warming by Dale Anderson ($9.95 each, 10-14). And Renaissance World starts up four titles including The Renaissance in Europe by Lynne Elliott and Painting in the Renaissance by Una D'Elia ($8.95 each, age 11).

Paperback Series in French

Food Chains introduces Les récifs coralliens (Coral Reef Food Chains) by Kelley MacAulay and Bobbie Kalman ($9.95, 7-8). The Life Cycle gains Les vers de terre (The Life Cycle of an Earthworm) by Kalman ($9.95, 7-8). Les gorilles de montagne (Endangered Mountain Gorillas) by Kalman and Kristina Lundblad joins Earth’s Endangered Animals ($9.95, 7-8). The Living Ocean adds Les raies (Skates and Rays) by Rebecca Sjonger and Kalman ($9.95, 7-8). And Sports in Action offers L’équitation (Horseback Riding) by Kate Calder and La natation (Swimming in Action) by John Crossingham and Niki Walker ($9.95 each, 7-8).

Paperback Series in Spanish

Tú eres importante (You Are Important) releases five titles by Todd Snow, illus. by Melodee Strong, including Tú eres valiente (You Are Brave) and Tú eres amigable (You Are Friendly) ($6.99 each, 3-5).


Bill Pennant, Babe Ruth, and Me ($16.95) by Timothy Tocher. This sequel to Chief Sunrise, John McGraw, and Me is set during the 1920 baseball season. (9-12)


(IPG, dist.)

The Catechist's Magic Kit: 80 Simple Tricks for Teaching Catholicism to Kids ($24.95) by Angelo Stagnaro, illus. by Sean Pryor, offers 80 magic tricks that introduce children to the fundamentals of Catholic theology. (9-up)


Let's Explore God's World ($10.99) by Debby Anderson celebrates the five senses and introduces the concept of environmental responsibility. (3-6)

Do You Want a Friend? ($12.99) by Noël Piper, illus. by Gail Schoonmaker. This story about friendship imparts the message that Jesus is a child's best friend. (3-7)


What Does the Bible Say About That? ($15.99) by Carolyn Larsen, illus. by Rick Incrocci, presents a biblical perspective on everyday issues. (8-12)