The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers ($26.95, paper $18.95) by Janet Claussen, Pat Finan, Diana Macalintal, et al., is a guide to praying and living the Catholic faith. (10-14)


(PGW, dist.)

Larry Gets Lost in San Francisco ($16.95) by John Skewes and Michael Mullin, illus. by Skewes, is a companion to Larry Gets Lost in Seattle. (3-6)

Seattle ABC: A Larry Gets Lost Book ($16.95) by John Skewes and Robert Schwartz, illus. by Skewes. Larry and his owner take an alphabetical tour of Seattle. (3-6)


Caribou Crossing: Animals of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ($16.95, paper $10.95) by Andrea Helman, photos by Art Wolfe, offers readers a look at animals in this region. (5-up)


Wiggle Waggle Woof: Counting Sled Dogs in Alaska ($10.95) by Chérie Stihler, illus. by Michael Bania, is a counting book featuring sled dogs. (3-7)


Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons ($16.99) by Rob Walker, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Mother-to-son life lessons are translated into 11 languages. (All ages)

Adios, Oscar! A Butterfly Fable ($16.99) by Peter Elwell. A caterpillar learns to stay true to his dreams—even when they turn out to be not what he expected. (3-5)

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life ($16.99) by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm, illus. by Bang. This look at how the sun sustains us touches upon solar energy and photosynthesis. (4-8)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg ($16.99) by Rodman Philbrick. After his brother is illegally sold into the Union army, Homer sets out to find him. (9-12)


Ready, Freddy! continues with Ready, Set, Snow! by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($5.99, 4-8).


Watch Me HOP! ($12.99) by Rebecca Young, illus. by Von Glitschka. Photos reveal animals in action. (All ages)

Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish ($6.99) by Lorie Ann Grover, illus. by Debra Ziss, offers an underwater board-book tale. (up to 3)

A Cuddle for Little Duck ($8.99) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Caroline Pedler. This oversized padded board book follows Little Duck's busy day. (up to 3)

Five Silly Monkeys ($9.99) by Susie Brooks, illus. by Debbie Tarbett. Monkeys cavort in this book with shaped pages and a sound chip. (up to 3)

Signing Smart: My First Signs and What Do You See? ($7.99 each) are board books introducing American Sign Language. (up to 3)

Ten Little Easter Eggs ($5.99) by Lily Karr, illus. by P. Migliari, is a shaped holiday board book. (up to 3)

Bedtime Sing to Me ($14.99) by Diane Ohanesian, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott, is a book-and-CD package presenting bedtime songs. (up to 3)

Happy Birthday! ($5.99) by Lily Karr, illus. by R. Pagnoni, is a board book shaped like a birthday cake. (up to 3)

Mama's Right Here ($8.99) by Liza Baker, illus. by David McPhail. The creators of I Love You Because You're You offer a padded board book about maternal love. (3-5)

Scholastic First Picture Dictionary ($15.99) features an oversized trim and a new cover. (3-5)

Big Earth, Little Me ($5.99) by Thom Wiley, illus. by Kate Endle. This lift-the-flap story shows how helping the earth can start at home. (3-5)

Don't Lose Your Shoes ($8.99) by Elizabeth Mills, illus. by Sarah Beise. Playground pals star in this shoe-tying tale featuring a fold-out sneaker with laces. (3-5)

One Little Flower Girl ($12.99) by Jennifer Dussling, illus. by Janie Bynum. This book for aspiring flower girls includes a gatefold spread and flower petals. (3-6)


Sweetheart Fairies welcomes Daisy's Rainbow Picnic ($6.99, up to 3). New Dr. Seuss titles are Dr. Seuss Lacing Cards: The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss PuzzleStory: Green Eggs and Ham ($14.99 each, 3-5). My First Taggies adds Who Do You See? by Will Grace ($12.99, up to 3). And Stablemates welcomes Dash by Elizabeth Mills, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($4.99, 4-8).


Pink! ($16.99) by Lynne Rickards, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain. A penguin turns pink in this tale about self-acceptance and friendship. (4-8)

The Snagglegrollop ($16.99) by Daniel Postgate, illus. by Nick Price. A perhaps imaginary monster pal helps Sam speak to a classmate he'd like as a friend. (4-8)

Deeper ($17.99) by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams ($17.99). Will uncovers a sinister plot in this sequel to Tunnels. (9-12).

Firefight ($16.99) by K. Wild. In this follow-up to Fight Game, reluctant hero Freedom Smith must free his friends. (9-12)

Last Battle of the Icemark ($18.99) by Stuart Hill. Medea is allied with Cronus in this conclusion to the Icemark Chronicles trilogy. (9-12)

The Princess Plot ($16.99) by Kristen Boie, trans. by David Henry Wilson. A movie actress playing a princess has to act fast to save her life. (9-12)

The Roar ($17.99) by Emma Clayton is a futuristic eco-thriller about twins who discover their world is built on lies. (9-12)


Title in Spanish

Lee y Aprende: Mi primer libro de oraciones (My First Read and Learn Book of Prayers) by Mary Manz Simon ($9.99, 3-5).

Paperback in Spanish

Corazón de Tinta (Inkheart) by Cornelia Funke ($9.99, 9-12).

Paperback Series in Spanish

Rainbow Magic issues Rubí, el hada roja (Ruby the Red Fairy) by Daisy Meadows ($4.99, 4-8). Littlest Pet Shop issues Guía completa (Ultimate Handbook, Volume 4) ($5.99, 7-10). And Classic Goosebumps adds Escalofríos: Sangre de monstruo (Monster Blood) by R.L. Stine ($5.99, 8-12).



Bone continues with Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith ($19.99, paper $9.99, all ages).

Paperback Series

Magic Pickle adds Magic Pickle and the Garden of Evil by Scott Morse ($5.99, 7-10).


Clothespin Cars ($12.95) contains instructions and materials for making cars from clothespins. (4-up)

Fuzzy Little Monkeys ($9.95) provides directions and supplies to make three toy monkeys from pipe cleaners and beads. (4-up)

Klutz Build-a-Book: Why I Love My Dad and My Really Good Friends ($12.95 each) include materials and directions for making books. (6-up)

Fairies ($16.95) by Rachel Haab presents instructions and materials for creating 12 wire fairies. (8-up)

Fuzzimal Puppies ($16.95) by Theresa Hutnik and Megan Smith provides pipe cleaners, yarn, googly eyes and accessories to make toy puppies. (8-up)

How to Draw Funny ($16.95). This guide to drawing comics comes with markers, mechanical pencil and eraser. (8-up)

Invasion of the Bristlebots ($19.95) by Pat Murphy offers a book of games and two “mini-robots,” motorized toothbrush heads. (8-up)

Paper Fashions Fantasy ($21.95) includes instructions and materials for designing a miniature paper wardrobe. (8-up)

TRIPtivities ($9.95) is a flip-pad of puzzles, mazes, brainteasers and word games. (8-up)

What About You? ($16.95) by Karen Phillips presents a binder containing 20 surveys for readers to share with friends. (8-up)

Window Art ($21.95) is an updated book that includes instructions and paint for creating peel-off window decorations. (8-up)

Paper Beads ($21.95) by Anne Akers Johnson is a paper bead jewelry-making kit. (9-up)

Tricky Video: The Complete Guide to Making Movie Magic ($19.95) provides tips for making home videos. (9-up)


Just How Long Can a Long String Be?! ($16.99) by Keith Baker. Ant and Bird find that, when you break it down, no problem is too big to solve. (3-5)

The Snow Day ($16.99) by Komako Sakai. A rabbit revels in the falling snow. (3-7)

Are You a Horse? ($16.99) by Andy Rash. A clueless cowboy who receives a saddle for his birthday doesn't know what a horse is. (4-8)

Celestine, Drama Queen ($16.99) by Penny Ives. Will stage fright ruin a dancing duckling's big debut? (4-8)

The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert & Sullivan ($16.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Richard Egielski. Two friends learn that fighting can lead to beautiful music. (4-8)

Wishworks, Inc. ($16.99) by Stephanie S. Tolan, illus. by Amy June Bates. Daydreaming Max discovers the Wishworks, Inc. shop—and the perils of wishing. (7-10)

Blue Mountain Trouble ($16.99) by Martin Mordecai. Jamaican twins use their wits to deal with a Rasta girl who is harassing their family. (9-12)

Absolutely Maybe ($16.99) by Lisa Yee. A girl sets out for California to find her father. (12-up)

Heartsinger ($16.99) by Karlijn Stoffels, trans. by Laura Watkinson. A princess, singer, sailor, soldier, merrymaker and prince cross paths in this tale about the many forms of love. (12-up)

Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness ($17.99) by Nahoko Uehashi, trans. by Cathy Hirano, is a follow-up to Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit. (12-up)

Tales from Outer Suburbia ($19.99) by Shaun Tan. In these illustrated stories, everyday details take on a life of their own. (12-up)

Marcelo in the Real World ($17.99) by Francisco X. Stork. Working one summer at his father's firm, a teen with Asperger's syndrome grapples with issues of justice, family and love. (14-up)



Planet Earth issues Baby Penguins and Lion Cubs by Quinlan B. Lee ($6.99 each, up to 3); and Guide to the Planet by Matthew Murrie and Steve Murrie and Big World, Small World by Kris Hirschmann ($12.99 each, 7-10). Littlest Pet Shop offers What's Your Mood? by Megan Bryant ($9.99, 7-10); and Eye See It! by Sam Wolff ($7.99, 7-10). And Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! presents Flight of the Futterfly and The Kickity-Kick Ball ($6.99 each, 2-5); and Eye See It! ($7.99, 2-5).


Zac Efron Unauthorized Scrapbook ($5.99) by Marie Morreale features info about and photos of this actor. (9-12)

Blake Lively: Traveling to the Top ($5.99) by Molly Kempf is a biography of this actress. (10-up)

Kristen Stewart: Bella of the Ball! by Jo Hurley centers on this Twilight actress. (10-up)


Welcome Spring ($5.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Nancy Davis, is a tactile board book introducing spring. (up to 2)

Hide-and-Peek ($10.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Odette Ross, is an oversize board book featuring mirrors, die-cuts and touch-and-feel elements. (up to 3)

Snuggly Bunny ($9.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Lee Wildish, packages a board book with a plush bunny in a baby carrier. (up to 3)


The Boys' Book of Survival: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere ($9.99) by Guy Campbell outlines survival skills for guys. (8-12)

The Girls' Book of Glamour: A Guide to Being a Goddess ($9.99) by Sally Jeffrie rounds up tips for being glamorous. (8-12)

Things to Do with Dad: Lots of Fun for Everyone by Chris Stevens and Things to Do with Mom: Lots of Fun for Everyone by Alison Maloney ($9.99 each) describe indoor and outdoor family activities. (8-12)

Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust ($14.99) by Elly Berkovits Gross is a memoir by an Auschwitz survivor. (9-12)

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times ($21.99) by David Rubel is a revised edition of this reference. (9-12)


Adventures of Riley continues with Dolphins in Danger and Tigers in Terai by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz ($16.99 each, 4-8).


Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-Ups: Baby Signs ($19.99) by Kyle Olmon, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers, offers a pop-up introduction to American Sign Language. (All ages)

Bedtime for Button ($12.99) by Amber Stewart, illus. by Layn Marlow. To ward off a bear's bad dreams, his father tells him about the day he was born. (3-5)

Farmer Joe and the Music Show ($16.99) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees. A farmer and his instrument-playing animals liven up the farm. (3-5)

One Brown Bunny ($14.99) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Ivan Bates. In this counting tale, Bunny searches the forest for a friend. (3-5)

Yummiest Love ($14.99) by Lisa McCourt spotlights the affection between a parent and child. (3-5)

Funny Farm ($16.99) by Mark Teague. What happens when a cousin from the city tries to help out on the farm? (4-8)

Lyonesse, Book I: The Well Between the Worlds ($17.99) by Sam Llewellyn introduces a boy in an ancient land who must save his country from wickedness. (9-12)

Moon & Sun, Book II: The Silver Door ($17.99) by Holly Lisle. In this follow-up to The Ruby Key, Genna seeks to end the war between nightlings and humans. (9-12)

The Season ($17.99) by Sarah MacLean. In Regency London, three friends become involved in a mystery involving espionage, murder and romance. (12-up)

Ten Things I Hate About Me ($16.99) by Randa Abdel-Fattah. An Australian Muslim teenage girl feels caught between two worlds. (12-up)


Elliot's Park by Patrick Carman continues with The Walnut Cup ($8.99, 6-10). And Children of the Lamp adds The Eye of the Forest by P.B. Kerr ($17.99, 9-12).

Paperback Series

The Ransom Note Blues by Jill Santopolo is a new Alec Flint Mystery ($5.99, 7-10). And Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars offers Casebook No. 2: The Mystery of theConjured Man by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin ($6.99, 9-12).



Yes We Can! A Salute to Children from President Obama's Victory Speech ($4.99). Photos illustrate excerpts from Obama's post-election speech. (4-8)

Scholastic True or False: Dangerous Animals and Pets ($4.99 each) by Melvin and Gilda Berger present animal facts in a question-and-answer format. (7-8)

101 Animal Secrets ($8.99) by Melvin and Gilda Berger compiles unusual tidbits about the animal kingdom. (7-10)

Cat Magic ($5.99) by Holly Webb. At her uncle's magical pet shop, Lottie speaks with animals. (8-12)

Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents ($5.99) by George Sullivan rounds up presidential photos and biographies. (9-12)

Paperback Series

Appleville Elementary debuts with First Day by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Bernice Lum ($4.99, 4-8). Butterfly Meadow adds Twinkle and the Busy Bee, Joy's Close Call and Zippy's Tall Tale by Olivia Moss, illus. by Helen Turner ($4.99 each, 6-9). Among the new Rainbow Magic titles is Shannon the Ocean Fairy by Daisy Meadows ($6.99, 6-9). Rainbow Magic: The Dance Fairies and Rainbow Magic: The Petal Fairies launch with seven tales each by Daisy Meadows ($4.99 each, 6-9). Black Lagoon Adventures continues with Science Fair from the Black Lagoon and The Little League Team from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler, illus. by Jared Lee ($3.99 each, 7-10). And Beast Quest welcomes Vipero the Snake Man, Arachnid the Spider King and Trillion the Three-Headed Lion by Adam Blade, illus. by Ezra Tucker ($4.99 each, 7-10).

Joining Cabin Creek Mysteries are The Blizzard on Blue Mountain and The Secret of the Junkyard Shadow by Kristiana Gregory ($4.99 each, 7-10). Dinosaur Cove adds Catching the Velociraptor and Stampede of the Edmontosaurus by Rex Stone, illus. by Mike Spoor ($4.99 each, 7-10). New Geronimo Stilton books are Geronimo's Valentine and The Race Across America ($6.99 each, 7-10); and Special Edition: Thea Stilton and the Dragon's Code ($7.99, 7-10). Secrets of Droon gains In the City of Dreams ($4.99, 7-10); and Special Edition: Crown of Wizards ($6.99, 7-10) by Tony Abbott, illus. by Royce Fitzgerald. Sister Magic welcomes Mabel on the Move by Anne Mazer ($4.99, 7-10). Ruby and the Booker Boys return in Ruby Flips for Attention by Derrick Barnes ($4.99, 7-10). And five new Candy Apple titles include Star Crossed by Mimi McCoy, Miss Popularity Goes Camping by Francesco Sedita, and Life, Starring Me! by Robin Wasserman ($5.99 each, 8-12).

Anne Mazer's All That Glitters Isn't Gold joins Amazing Days of Abby Hayes ($4.99, 8-12). R.L. Stine's Classic Goosebumps adds five titles and Goosebumps HorrorLand has six additions ($5.99 each, 8-12). How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik releases It's All Downhill from Here, Caught in the Web and Into the Woods ($4.99 each, 8-12). Meet the Kreeps greets The Nanny Nightmare and The Mad Scientist by Kiki Thorpe ($4.99 each, 8-12). Oliver Nocturne issues The Demon Hunter and The Eternal Tomb by Kevin Emerson ($5.99 each, 8-12). Pet Trouble releases Runaway Retriever and Loudest Beagle on the Block by T.T. Sutherland ($5.99 each, 8-12). It's Not My Fault I Know Everything joins Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton ($5.99, 9-12). And The Haunting of Derek Stone launches with City of the Dead, Bayou Dogs and The Red House by Tony Abbott ($4.99 each, 9-13).


Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel ($16.99) by Meg Cabot. In this sequel to Airhead, Em tries to adjust to life as a teen supermodel. (12-up)

Wherever Nina Lies ($16.99) by Lynn Weingarten. A teen stumbles into danger when she and a mysterious boy go on a cross-country search for her missing sister. (14-up)


Be Mine ($6.99) by Sabrina Jones. Students compete in a “Most Romantic Couple” contest. (12-up)

Kissing Booth ($8.99) by Lexa Hillyer. Lisi and her friends aspire to have the best booth at the high-school carnival. (12-up)

Sea Change ($16.99) by Aimee Friedman. During a summer on Selkie Island, Miranda finds romance and mystery. (12-up)

Summer Girls ($8.99) by Hailey Abbott. This spin-off of the Summer Boys series centers on cousins and their summer romances. (14-up)


Hotlanta concludes with What Goes Around ($8.99, 14-up).


Boo Hoo Bird ($14.99) by Jeremy Tankard is a companion to Grumpy Bird. (2-5)

When I Grow Up ($16.99) by Leonid Gore. A boy concludes that he'll grow up to be just like his father. (3-6)

Always in Trouble ($16.99) by Corinne Demas, illus. by Noah Z. Jones. Throughout the week, Emma's dog is up to no good. (4-8)

Chicken and Cat Clean Up ($16.99) by Sara Varon. This duo starts a housekeeping business in this follow-up to Chicken and Cat. (4-8)

Hello My Name Is Bob ($16.99) by Linas Alsenas. Though Bob the bear is boring and his friend Jack is not, the two are great friends. (4-8)

Our Abe Lincoln ($16.99) by Jim Aylesworth, illus. by Barbara McClintock. Students in a play act out Lincoln's life. (4-8)

Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History ($17.99) by Shana Corey, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham, tells of this woman who became a world-class athlete. (5-9)

Crocodile Safari ($22.99) by Jim Arnosky. This book and DVD examine crocodiles in the Florida Everglades. (7-10)

How Weird Is It? A Freaky Book All About Strangeness ($15.99) by Ben Hillman follows How Fast Is It? and How Strong Is It? (7-10)

Sunny Holiday ($15.99) by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. A fourth grader concocts a kid's-only holiday for dreary times. (7-10)

Sassy: Little Sister Is Not My Name ($14.99) by Sharon M. Draper launches a series about a spirited nine-year-old youngest sibling. (7-10)

11 Birthdays ($16.99) by Wendy Mass. Amanda and Leo keep repeating their shared 11th birthday. (8-12)

News for Dogs ($16.99) by Lois Duncan is a sequel to Hotel for Dogs. (8-12)

Skeleton Creek ($14.99) by Patrick Carman. Two teens track down a sinister presence in this multimedia project that includes a journal and an online video. (9-12)

All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse ($16.99) by Ann E. Burg. A boy airlifted out of war-torn Vietnam is haunted by the family and secret he left behind. (11-up)

Amiri and Odette: A Love Story ($17.99) by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Javaka Steptoe, presents an urban retelling of “Swan Lake.” (12-up)

Chasing Lincoln's Killer ($16.99) by James L. Swanson relays the story behind John Wilkes Booth's assassination of Lincoln. (12-up)

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic ($17.99) by Suzanne Weyn. Romance, history and the supernatural meet in this tale about five sisters on the doomed ship. (12-up)

Frontier Magic Book 1: Thirteenth Child ($16.99) by Patricia C. Wrede launches a trilogy about a family in the Wild West. (12-up)

A Map of the Known World ($16.99) by Lisa Ann Sandell. A teen copes with her brother's death by creating art and making new friends. (12-up)

Purge ($16.99) by Sarah Darer Littman. In order to overcome an eating disorder, Janie must face things she has admitted to no one, including herself. (12-up)

Destroy All Cars ($17.99) by Blake Nelson. A boy who is anti-consumerist, anti-love and pro-environment can't get over his ex-girlfriend. (15-up)

Gentlemen ($16.99) by Michael Northrop. When a friend goes missing, three teens begin to question their teacher's strange behavior. (15-up)

The School for Dangerous Girls ($17.99) by Eliot Schrefer. Angela learns there are two kinds of bad girls: troubled ones who get help and dangerous ones who disappear. (15-up)


Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls adds Best Friends and Drama Queens by Meg Cabot ($15.99, 8-12). And The 39 Clues continues with The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis and Book 4 by Jude Watson ($12.99 each, 9-12).


Same Difference ($16.99) by Siobhan Vivian. Attending a summer art program, a teen under pressure must learn how to balance art and life. (12-up)


Nic Bishop Butterflies and Moths ($17.99) by Nic Bishop offers a photographic look at these insects. (4-8)



The Fablehaven series continues with Vol. 4: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull ($19.95, 9-12).



New Amazing Baby Oversized titles are Baby, Boo! and Twinkle, Twinkle! by Emma Dodd ($12.95 each, up to 3). Moving Windows adds The Wheels on the Bus by Viviana Garofoli and Old MacDonald by Hector Borlasca ($14.95 each, 4-up). Puppet Theater welcomes Farmyard Friends by Samantha Chagollan ($16.95, 5-up). Sounds of the Wild greets Dinosaurs by Maurice Pledger ($16.95, 5-up). Kaleidopops offers Bugs and Wild Animals by Ruth Martin ($15.95 each, 5-up). Joining Action Files are Egypt by Rupert Matthews and Sharks by Camilla de la Bedoyere ($15.95 each, 6-up). And Spotlight Explorer releases Jungle Explorer by Michael Bright and Shipwreck Explorer by Saviour Pirotta ($15.95 each, 6-up).

3-D Explorer gains Rain Forest by Joe Fullman and Oceans by Jen Green ($17.95 each, 7-up). New Incredible titles are Incredible Animals by Sally Morgan and Incredible Machines by Ian Graham ($14.95 each, 7-up). World of Inventors welcomes Thomas Edison by Dennis Schatz and Alexander Graham Bell by Nancy Honovich ($21.95 each, 8-up). Honovich's The Field Guide to Dinosaurs is a new Field Guide ($15.95, 8-up). Model Masters continues with Horses by Elizabeth Allen ($19.95, 8-up). And Journal of Inventions offers Leonardo da Vinci by Jaspre Bark, illus. by David Lawrence ($24.95, 10-up).


When Papa Comes Home Tonight ($16.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by David McPhail, is a companion to When Mama Comes Home Tonight. (1-5)

Wee Little Lamb ($14.99) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by John Butler. When he meets a friend, a shy lamb finally leaves his mother's side. (2-6)

Chicken Cheeks ($15.99) by Michael Ian Black, illus. by Kevin Hawkes, pays homage to animal derrières. (3-7)

If I Were a Jungle Animal ($15.99) by Amanda Ellery, illus. by Tom Ellery. Would Morton be happier being a jungle critter than being stuck in the ballpark outfield? (3-7)

The Odd Egg ($15.99) by Emily Gravett. What hatches from the beautiful egg Duck finds surprises all the birds. (4-8)

Princess Bess Gets Dressed ($15.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Heather Maione. A princess with lots of fancy clothes hates being dressed up. (4-8)

Word Builder ($16.99) by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by Kurt Cyrus, uses the language of construction and building to explore putting words together. (5-7)

All God's Critters by Bill Staines, illus. by Kadir Nelson. A troupe of animals takes to the stage in this adaptation of this song. (5-8)

Bullies Never Win ($16.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Arthur Howard. Will Jessica find the courage to stand up to the class bully? (5-8)

Bird, Butterfly, Eel ($16.99) by James Prosek. Watercolors illustrate the migratory tales of these three animals. (6-10)

The Hermit Crab ($16.99) by Carter Goodrich. After he tries on a flashy new shell, a shy hermit crab inadvertently becomes a hero. (6-10)

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School ($16.99) by Laurie Halse Anderson, illus. by Ard Hoyt, centers on a first grader with unruly red hair. (6-10)

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom ($12.99) by Eric Wight. In this graphic novel/chapter book hybrid, an imaginative boy explores the depths of his junk-filled closet. (7-10)

My Brother Abe: Sally Lincoln's Story ($15.99) by Harry Mazer focuses on the childhood of Lincoln's sister. (8-12)

Mission to the Moon ($19.99) by Alan Dyer. This book-and-DVD package examines the space program and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. (8-12)

Return of the Homework Machine ($15.99) by Dan Gutman. Kids try to stop a villain and find hidden treasure in this sequel to The Homework Machine. (8-12)

George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt ($18.99) by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, illus. by Garry Parsons, is a sequel to George's Secret Key to the Universe. (8-up)

Anything But Typical ($15.99) by Nora Raleigh Baskin. An autistic teen with a gift for writing dreads a face-to-face encounter with a girl he meets online. (10-14)

The Adventures of Marco Polo: The Dragon's Pearl ($16.99) by Devin Jordan. In order to rescue his father, teenage Marco Polo enters a magical world. (10-up)

If I Grow Up ($16.99) by Todd Strasser. Forced into the gang world, a young man hopes to make a better life for his children. (12-up)

The Secret Life of Prince Charming ($16.99) by Deb Caletti. Quinn sets out to right her womanizing father's wrongs. (12-up)

The Summer I Turned Pretty ($16.99) by Jenny Han. A teen wonders which of two brothers—longtime family friends—is her true love. (12-up)

Bait ($16.99) by Alex Sanchez. After Diego's temper lands him in juvenile court, his probation officer helps him face the source of his anger. (12-up)

The Year of the Bomb ($15.99) by Ronald Kidd. In 1955, friends become involved in a possible Communist conspiracy after meeting actors on a movie set. (12-up)

You Are Here ($15.99) by Jennifer Smith. One summer, two loners try to make sense of who they are. (13-up)

Girl Stays in the Picture ($16.99) by Melissa de la Cruz debuts a series starring a popular young singer/actress. (14-up)


Annie and Snowball return in Annie and Snowball and the Cozy Nest by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($15.99, 5-7). Sluggers continues with Water, Water Everywhere by Loren Long and Phil Bildner, illus. by Long ($14.99, 7-10). New Insiders titles are Rain Forests by Richard C. Vogt and Inventions by Glenn Murphy ($16.99 each, 8-12).Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? adds Revenge of the Itty-Bitty Brothers by Lin Oliver, illus. by Stephen Gilpin ($14.99, 8-12). And Erec Rex is back in The Search for Truth by Kaza Kingsley ($16.99, 10-up).

Paperback Series

Privilege gains Beautiful Disaster by Kate Brian ($9.99, 14-up).


The Books of Umber: Happenstance Found ($16.99) by P.W. Catanese. In the debut book of this series, explorer Umber rescues a boy from a lost city buried in ash. (8-12)

Secrets of a Lab Rat: No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay) ($14.99) by Trudi Trueit launches a series about a boy who's an inventor and a daredevil. (8-12)

Night Fires ($15.99) by George E. Stanley. In 1928, a state senator introduces Woodrow to people with values very different from his. (8-12)

T-Minus: The Race to the Moon ($21.99, paper $12.99) by Jim Ottaviani, illus. by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, is a graphic novel based on the first moon landing. (8-12)

Wicked Will ($16.99) by Bailey MacDonald. A girl disguises herself as a boy while traveling with her uncle's theatre troupe in Elizabethan England. (9-12)

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life ($12.99) by Rachel Renee Russell recounts Nikki's move to a snobby new school and her battles with her mother. (9-13)

The Rock and the River ($15.99) by Kekla Magoon. The son of a civil rights activist doesn't know who to believe after finding Black Panthers literature under his brother's bed. (9-14)

Alibi Junior High ($15.99) by Greg Logsted. The talented son of a CIA agent, Cody is nonetheless unprepared for junior high. (10-14)


Edgar & Ellen star in Edgar & Ellen Nodyssey:Split Ends by Charles Ogden, illus. by Rick Carton ($9.99, 8-12). And An Awfully Beastly Business starts up with Werewolf vs. Dragon and Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies by David Sinden, Matthew Morgan and Guy MacDonald, illus. by Jonny Duddle ($9.99 each, 8-12).


Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments ($5.99) by Emily Ecton is a companion to Boots and Pieces and The Curse of Cuddles McGee. (8-12)

You and Your Horse ($5.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall offers tips for getting to know a horse. (9-13)

Portia's Exclusive and Confidential Rules on True Friendship ($5.99) by Anna Hays is a sequel to Portia's Ultra Mysterious Double Life. (9-13)

Things Are Gonna Get Ugly ($5.99) by Hillary Homzie. A girl who becomes the leader of a popular clique at her new school gets caught cheating. (9-13)

Pendragon: Before the War : Book One, Book Two and Book Three of the Travelers ($6.99 each) by Carla Jablonski and Walter Sorrells, are prequels to D.J. MacHale's Pendragon series. (10-up)


Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song ($18.99) by Ashley Bryan. Art and photographs illustrate the autobiography of this author and artist. (All ages)

Trains ($19.99) by Lynn Curlee offers a history of the railroad. (All ages)

Puzzlehead ($15.99) by James Yang. Puzzlehead and his friends go exploring to discover where they fit in. (3-6)

Mommy, Where Are You? ($16.99) by Leonid Gore. A young mouse searches for his mother in this lift-the-flap tale. (3-7)

What Cats Are Made Of ($16.99) by Hanoch Piven is a companion to What Presidents Are Made Of and What Athletes Are Made Of. (3-8)

Anytime, Anywhere ($16.99) by Marcus Hummon, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. At day's end, a boy lists the people and things he wants to pray for. (4-7)

Moonshot ($17.99) by Brian Floca tells the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing. (4-7)

The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree ($17.99) by Anne Shelby, illus. by Cor Hazelaar, centers on a wise carpenter who planted two trees for every one he harvested. (4-7)

Catfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp Band ($16.99) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Elwood H. Smith. In the bayou, Kate and her noisy band compromise with boys seeking quiet. (4-8)

My People ($17.99) by Langston Hughes, photos by Charles R. Smith Jr., pairs this classic poem with black-and-white photographs. (4-8)

Bella & Bean ($15.99) by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Aileen Leijten, is the tale of two friends: one wants only to write poems, the other loves to play. (4-8)

Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude Is Gertrude ($16.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Calef Brown, pays tribute to Gertrude Stein. (4-8)

It's Picture Day Today! ($16.99) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Katherine Tillotson. Children made of buttons, string, feathers, etc. have their photos taken. (4-8)

The Underwear Salesman and Other Jobs for Better or Verse ($16.99) by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Serge Bloch, compiles poems spotlighting various occupations. (7-10)

Dessert First ($14.99) by Hallie Durand, illus. by Christine Davenier, launches a series about a headstrong heroine whose family owns a fondue restaurant. (7-10)

Lucky Breaks ($16.99) by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan. Lucky has more adventures in this sequel to the Newbery-winning The Higher Power of Lucky. (8-12)

The Kind of Friends We Used to Be ($16.99) by Frances O'Roark Dowell is a companion to The Secret Language of Girls. (8-12)

Standing for Socks ($15.99) by Elissa Brent Weissman, illus. by Jessica Sonkin. Running for sixth-grade class president, Fara needs to make her voice heard. (8-12)

The Immortal Fire ($16.99) by Anne Ursu concludes the Cronus Chronicles trilogy. (8-12)

Extra Credit ($16.99) by Andrew Clements. To earn extra credit at school, Abby becomes pen pals with a child in Afghanistan. (8-12)

Here's How I See It—Here's How It Is ($16.99) by Heather Henson. A girl decides to move beyond her role as stagehand at her parents' playhouse. (10-14)

Why I Fight ($16.99) by J. Adams Oaks. After burning down his family's house, a boy earns money in the bare-fist fighting racket. (12-up)

Just Another Hero ($16.99) by Sharon M. Draper concludes the trilogy that began with The Battle of Jericho and November Blues. (12-up)

Intensely Alice ($16.99) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor brings back the heroine of Almost Alice, Dangerously Alice and other novels. (14-up)


Amelia Rules! The Whole World's Crazy ($9.99) by Jimmy Gownley kicks off this graphic-novel series. (7-12)

The American Muslim Teenager's Handbook ($11.99) by Dilara Hafiz, Imran Hafiz and Yasmine Hafiz, is a guide to finding one's place in American Islamic culture. (12-up)


Rhyming Dust Bunnies ($12.99) by Jan Thomas. The other dust bunnies think Bob is trying to ruin their rhyming fun—until the vacuum cleaner appears. (3-5)

Please Pick Me Up, Mama! ($15.99) by Robin Luebs. A little raccoon alternately wants to be held and to explore on her own. (3-5)

Hello Baby! ($16.99) by Mem Fox, illus. by Steve Jenkins, introduces a baby who meets a menagerie of young animals. (3-5)

Dinosaur Woods ($16.99) by George McClements. With teamwork, critters save their forest from being ruined by a factory. (3-7)

Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings ($17.99) by Douglas Florian presents factual poems about dinosaurs. (6-up)


Series in Spanish

Dora la exploradora issues Dory y el día lluvioso (Dora and the Rainy Day) by Jessica Echeverria, illus. by Steven Savitsky ($5.99, 1-4).

Paperback Series in Spanish

Dora la exploradora adds ¡Quiero a mi abuela! (I Love My Abuela!) by Christine Ricci, illus. by Victoria Miller ($3.99, 3-7). And Go, Diego Go! offers Diego y Mami al rescate (Diego and Mami to the Rescue) by Alexis Romay, illus. by John Hom ($3.99, 3-7).


Easter Surprises ($7.99) by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Lisa McCue, is a holiday tale featuring pull-tabs. (All ages)

Baby Faces and I Love Colors ($4.99 each) by Margaret Miller reveal baby facial expressions; and colors. (1-2)

Beautiful Babies ($6.99) by Karma Wilson. This board book with textures spotlights baby farm animals. (1-4)

Shake It Up, Baby! ($7.99) by Karen Katz offers a rhyming tale plus rattle. (1-4)

Where Is Baby's Beach Ball? ($6.99) by Karen Katz is a lift-the-flap story set at the beach. (1-4)

Karate Pig ($8.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by Daniel Moreton, is a board-book tale about a karate-loving pig who learns about sharing and reading. (2-5)

The Greedy Python and The Foolish Tortoise ($7.99 each) by Eric Carle. These board books introduce creatures who learn valuable lessons. (2-5)

Click, Clack, Moo: A Book and Play Set ($14.99) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, is a barn-shaped board book with removable play pieces. (3-5)

Pig-a-Boo! ($7.99) by Dorothea DePrisco-Wang, illus. by Patricia Runnells. Farm animals play peek-a-boo in this book with flaps and touch-and-feel elements. (3-5)

Opposnakes ($9.99) by Salina Yoon offers a lift-the-flap look at opposites. (3-6)

Have You Seen My Cat? ($7.99) by Eric Carle is a shaped board-book adaptation of this tale. (3-7)

Shape by Shape ($14.99) by Suse MacDonald. As these die-cut pages are turned, shapes stack to reveal a familiar creature. (3-7)

The Tiny Seed ($7.99) by Eric Carle presents this tale of a flower's life cycle. (3-up)

School Bugs ($11.99) by David A. Carter is a pop-up companion to The Big Bug Book and Beach Bugs. (3-up)

My Mom and Me and My Dad and Me ($7.99 each) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Susan Mitchell, focus on parents and children from various cultures. (4-6).

Please Pass the Manners! Mealtime Tips for Everyone ($7.99) by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Kellie Lewis. Farm animals learn table manners in this lift-the-flap tale. (4-6)

Stuff and Nonsense ($14.99) by David Pelham launches a new series about two mice who gather a variety of tactile objects. (4-7)


Little Quack stars in Little Quack Loves Colors and Little Quack Counts ($5.99 each, 1-4); and Little Quack's Bedtime ($7.99, 2-5), all by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson. Little Green Books offers My First Garden by Wendy Lewison, illus. by Miki Sakamoto, and What Do You See? A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Species by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Amy Schimler ($6.99 each, 2-5). Katy Duck returns in Katy Duck Is a Caterpillar by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole ($14.99, 2-5). Raggedy Ann and Me! adds Raggedy Ann's Beach Bag by Alyson Heller, illus. by Laura Thomas ($5.99, 3-5). And Jon Scieszka's Trucktown presents On the Move by Michael Teitelbaum ($6.99, 3-5); Smash That Trash! by Sonia Sander ($7.99, 3-5); and Sand Castle Bash by Hunter McKown ($5.99, 3-5), all illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon.

Paperback Series

Little Green Books adds The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling by Alison Inches, illus. by Pete Whitehead; and The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling by Inches, illus. by Mark Chambers ($3.99 each, 4-6).


My Happy Heart Books ($19.99) by Victoria Osteen, illus. by Betsy Day, is a boxed set of three board books: Hooray for Today!, Hooray for My Family! and Hooray for Wonderful Me! (2-5)

Unexpected Treasures ($16.99) by Victoria Osteen, illus. by Diane Palmisciano. Two friends explore the high seas in their imaginary ship. (3-7)

Momma Loves Her Little Son ($16.99) by John Carter Cash, illus. by Marc Burckhardt, pays homage to a mother-son bond. (4-8)

Thank You, God! ($12.99) by Sophie Allsopp. This book of poems, prayers and letters from children to God includes 10 pull-out miniature letters. (4-8)


Going, Going, Gone! And Other Silly Dilly Sports Songs ($16.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, provides sports-related lyrics to familiar childhood tunes. (3-8)

Mortimer's First Garden ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Dan Andreasen. The protagonist from Mortimer's Christmas Manger returns in this springtime story. (4-8)

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems ($16.99) by Deborah Ruddell, illus. by Joan Rankin. Animals star in these poems celebrating the seasons. (4-8)

Pond Circle ($16.99) by Betsy Franco, illus. by Stefano Vitale. One summer night, a girl observes the wildlife on a pond. (4-8)

A Crazy Day at the Critter Café ($16.99) by Barbara Odanaka, illus. by Lee White. What happens when hungry critters pile into a café? (4-8)

What's the Weather Inside? ($17.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Barry Blitt, offers more than 100 poems. (6-10)

The Genie Scheme ($15.99) by Kimberly K. Jones. Janna discovers that the bag lady for whom she buys a warm winter hat is actually a genie. (8-12)

Solving Zoe ($15.99) by Barbara Dee. Zoe begins to spend time with the werid, cipher-loving new kid after her best friend ditches her. (8-12)

Bull Rider ($16.99) by Suzanne Morgan Williams. Cam tries his hand at bull-riding after his brother, a champion rider, returns from Iraq partially paralyzed. (10-14)

Entr@pment: A High School Comedy ($16.99) by Michael Spooner. In this novel told through IMs, text messages and blogs, two teens assume false identities to test their boyfriends' loyalty. (13-up)

Shine, Coconut Moon ($16.99) by Neesha Meminger. After 9/11, an Indian-American teen attempts to bridge two worlds. (14-up)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass ($17.99) by Cassandra Clare. Clary and Jace face down their father in the conclusion to this trilogy. (14-up)

The Demon's Lexicon ($17.99) by Sarah Rees Brennan. When Nick's brother is marked with an ominous demon sign, they must kill a magician to erase it. (14-up)


Fade ($15.99) by Lisa McMann. Janie and Cabel investigate an alleged sex ring in this sequel to Wake. (14-up)

Something, Maybe ($16.99) by Elizabeth Scott. Hannah's life gets more complicated when she develops crushes on two boys she works with. (14-up)

Pure ($16.99) by Terra Elan McVoy. Friends who wear purity rings are forced to reexamine their friendships and faith. (14-up)

Raven ($15.99) by Allison Van Diepen. In this paranormal tale, Nicole falls for a man with a very old secret. (14-up)

Swoon ($17.99) by Nina Malkin. In this paranormal novel, Candice falls in love with a vengeful ghost. (16-up)


GoldenGirl: A Bradford Novel ($9.99) by Micol Ostow launches a series that is set in a prep school and narrated in blog format. (14-up)

The One ($9.99) by Ed Decter. A teen who dreams of making it in Hollywood heads to L.A. with her mother and twin brother. (14-up)

Giving Up the V ($8.99) by Serena Robar. A teen determined to wait for the right guy wonders if the new boy might be the one. (14-up)

Paperback Series

Romantic Comedies issues Drive Me Crazy by Erin Downing, Miss Match by Wendy Toliver and Love on Cue by Catherine Hapka ($6.99 each, 12-up). Once Upon a Time adds Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn and Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan” by Cameron Dokey ($6.99 each, 12-up). And Private releases Paradise Lost by Kate Brian ($9.99, 14-up).



Wonder Pets gains ABC Party by Tone Thyne ($4.99, 1-4) and Let's Discover Shapes by Clark Stubbs, illus. by Cassandra Berger ($4.99 each, 1-4); and My Family Loves Me by Josh Selig ($6.99, 2-5). Dora the Explorer stars in Dora and the Rainy Day by Jessica Echeverria, illus. by Steven Savitsky ($5.99, 1-4). The Backyardigans adds Super Senses Save the Day! by Irene Kilpatrick and Time for a Snack! by Siobhan Ciminera ($5.99 each, 1-4). Yo Gabba Gabba! offers five books ($3.99-$7.99 each, 1-4 to 3-7). Go, Diego, Go! adds It's a Bug's World by Kilpatrick, illus. by Susan Hall ($7.99, 3-6). And Dora & Diego gains Storytime with Dora and Diego ($12.99, 3-7).

Paperback Series

Wonder Pets gains six titles ($3.99-$6.99, 3-7). Dora the Explorer continues with five titles, including I Love My Abuela! by Christine Ricci, illus. by Victoria Miller, and Swim, Boots, Swim! by Phoebe Bernstein, illus. by Robert Roper ($3.99 each, 3-7). There are four new Backyardigans titles ($3.99 each, 3-6). Yo Gabba Gabba! has four new titles, including Fun with Plexby Orli Zuravicky ($3.99, 3-5); andIt's Nice to Be Nice by Lisa Rao, illus. by Mike Giles ($3.99, 3-7). Blues Clues offers A Visit to the Firehouse ($3.99, 3-7); and Watch Me Grow! Blue Plants a Seed ($4.99, 3-7), both by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Karen Craig. Go, Diego, Go! has seven additions ($3.99-$6.99 each, 3-7). SpongeBob Squarepants is back in seven books ($3.99-$7.99 each, 4-8 to 7-10). And Avatar presents The Lost Scrolls Collection, illus. by Patrick Spaziante and Shane L. Johnson ($7.99, 7-12).


Ballyhoo Bay ($16.99) by Judy Sierra, illus. by Derek Anderson. Can an art teacher and her human and animal friends save the bay from developers? (4-8)

Cat ($16.99) by Matthew Van Fleet, photos by Brian Stanton, is a companion book to Dog. (2-up)

Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listetn to the City ($14.99) by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Beppe Giacobbe, celebrates the sounds of the city. (3-7)

My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life ($16.99) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Diane Goode. Emma's mother insists on doing terrible, awful, embarrassing things. (4-8)

Always ($15.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Pascal Lemaître, reveals the special bond between a girl and her dog. (4-8)

The Problem with the Puddles ($16.99) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Tricia Tusa. Mr. and Mrs. Puddle can't agree on anything. (8-12)


(Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Paperback Series

Littlenose offers Littlenose the Hero ($5.99, 5-7).


Saffy and Totty ($7.95 each) by Paola Opal are board-book tales featuring a young giraffe and a baby sea turtle. (1-3)

Three Little Dreams ($16.95) by Thomas Aquinas Maguire. This wordless book depicts a trio of dreams about fanciful flights. (3-up)

Crocodiles Play ($16.95) by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Rae Maté. Three silly crocodiles play sports in this follow-up to Crocodiles Say. (3-5)

Jack the Bear ($16.95) by Christina Leist. Jack shows his friends how a simple act of sharing can be as important as the deeds of kings. (3-7)

The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure ($24.95) by Kirsti Makinen, trans. by Kaarina Brooks, illus. by Pirkko-liisa Surojegin. This Finnish epic chronicles the quests of a hero and his rival. (10-up)


(Red Wheel/Weiser, dist.)

Earth Day: An Alphabet Book ($12) by Gary Kowalski, illus. by Rocco Baviera, celebrates plant and animal species from apricots to zebras. (3-9)


Where to Sleep ($15.95) by Kandy Radzinski. A sleepy kitten searches for the perfect spot to spend the night. (All ages)

The Little Green Pea ($15.95) by Alison Barber, illus. by Paige Keiser. In this ecology-themed tale, a pea dreams big. (4-8)

My Daddy Likes to Say ($15.95) by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Jane Monroe Donovan, is a story about idioms that follows My Momma Likes to Say and My Teacher Likes to Say. (4-10)

A Is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet ($17.95) by Anthony Fredericks, illus. by Laura Regan, is an alphabetical tour of tropical environments. (6-10)

S Is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be Green Alphabet ($17.95) by Brad Herzog, illus. by Linda Holt Ayriss, offers alphabetical suggestions for caring for the environment. (6-10)

Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize ($17.95) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Zachary Pullen, recounts the life of this scientist, inventor and pacifist. (6-10)


Tales of Young Americans welcomes Minnow and Rose: An Oregon Trail Story by Judy Young, illus. by Bill Farnsworth ($17.95, 6-10).

Paperback Series

I, Q continues with The White House by Roland Smith ($8.95, 10-up).


My Hippo Has the Hiccups: And Other Poems I Totally Made Up ($17.99) by Kenn Nesbitt, illus. by Ethan Long, collects poems that appeared on the author's Web site. (7-12)

Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass ($16.99) by Eric Kirov presents a contemporary fantasy. (9-12)


Seven Serpents Trilogy ($14.99) by Scott O'Dell is a bind-up of The Captive, The Feathered Serpent and The Amethyst Ring. (9-12)

Paperback Series

The bestselling British series Horrid Henry debuts with Horrid Henry, Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine, Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy and Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb by Francesca Simon, illus. by Tony Ross ($4.99 each, 7-10). Fairy Chronicles adds Moonflower and the Pearl of Paramour and Snapdragon and the Odyssey of Élan by J.H. Sweet, illus. by Holly Sierra ($6.99 each, 7-12). Children of the Famine issues Under the Hawthorn Tree, Wildflower Girl and Fields of Home by Marita Conlon-McKenna ($5.99 each, 9-12). And Horses of Half Moon Ranch gains Crazy Horse, Johnny Mohawk, Third-Time Lucky and Midnight Lady by Jenny Oldfield ($5.99 each, 9-12).



Dog Whisperer: The Rescue ($6.99) by Nicholas Edwards is the debut book in a series about a girl and a dog who can read each other's minds. (8-12)


The Chosen One ($16.95) by Carol Lynch Williams. A teen rebels against the polygamist cult that would have her become the seventh wife of her 60-year-old uncle. (12-up)


House of Night adds Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast ($16.95, 12-up).


Cracked Up to Be ($9.95) by Courtney Summers. After one tragic night, a girl decides to exchange her life of popularity for one of solitude. (12-up)

Evermore ($8.95) by Alyson Noël. In this first book in the Immortals series, a psychic girl falls in love with an immortal boy. (12-up)


Eating the Rainbow ($6.95). In this board book, photos of fruits and vegetables introduce colors. (up to 3)

What's in My Garden? and What's in My Toybox? ($6.25 each). These pull-tab books teach the names and colors of vegetables; and the concept of shapes. (up to 3)

How Do You Get a Mouse to Smile? ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Bonnie Grubman, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright. How far will Lyle go to entertain his pet mouse? (3-8)


Babies Everywhere presents Carry Me! and Families by Rena Grossman ($6.95 each, up to 3). And We Love First Grade! gains Layla's Head Scarf by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ronald Himler ($15.95, paper $5.95, 5-8).


Panda's Easter Basket ($6.95) by Tara Jaye Morrow, illus. by Aaron Boyd. Panda eats his Easter candy too fast and gets a tummy ache. (3-5)

Kiki's Blankie ($14.95) by Janie Bynum. With the help of her beloved blankie, Kiki can do and be anything she wants. (3-up)

Perfectly Arugula ($14.95) by Sarah Dillard. An unexpected guest interrupts a hedgehog's tea party. (3-up)

Quiet Bunny ($14.95) by Lisa McCue. A bunny learns the importance of being true to oneself. (4-6)

Shh! Don't Wake the Baby! ($16.95) by Petra Brown. Despite warnings not to, a rambunctious young elephant wakes up the baby. (4-6)

Aesop's Fables ($16.95) by John Cech, illus. by Martin Jarrie, retells familiar fables. (4-7)

Crocodaddy ($14.95) by Kim Norman, illus. by David Walker. While playing with his father, a boy imagines he is hunting a crocodile. (4-7)

Otto Grows Down ($14.95) by Michael Sussman, illus. by Scott Magoon. When Otto wishes that his new sister had never been born, time starts to travel backwards. (4-7)

Go! Go! Go! More Than 70 Flaps to Uncover & Discover ($15.95) by Roxie Munro features fire trucks, race cars, horses and other things that go. (4-8)

Abe's Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln ($15.95) by Jen Bryant, illus. by Amy June Bates, recounts an encounter between a young Lincoln and a soldier. (4-up)

Slither and Crawl ($14.95) by Jim Arnosky focuses on various reptile species. (6-up)


Richard Scarry presents Richard Scarry's Find Your ABC's ($9.95, 3-6); and Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon ($12.95, 3-6). The Classic Fairytale Collection welcomes The Twelve Dancing Princesses, retold by John Cech, illus. by Lucy Corvino ($14.95, 4-7). Joining Peter Yarrow Songbooks is Songs to Sing Together by Peter Yarrow, illus. by Terry Widener ($16.95, 5-up). New Classic Starts are Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney, Little Men by Louisa May Alcott and Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie ($5.95 each, 7-9). Folktales of the World adds The King with Horse's Ears and Other Irish Folktales by Batt Burns, illus. by Igor Oleynikov ($14.95, 8-12). And Sterling Biographies greets Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight by Victoria Garrett Jones, Anne Frank: Hidden Hope by Rita Thievon Mullin, Cleopatra: Egypt's Last and Greatest Queen by Susan Blackaby, Helen Keller: Courage in Darkness by Emma Carlson Berne, Joan of Arc: Heavenly Warrior by Tabatha Yeatts and Marie Curie: Mother of Modern Physics by Janice Borzendowski ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10-up).


How to Draw a Sailing Cat and 99 Other Adventures ($7.95) by Joy Sikorski tells how to draw things an adventurous tomcat sees on his journeys. (5-up)

Quick Cash for Teens: Be Your Own Boss and Make Big Bucks ($12.95) by Peter Bielagus provides tips for creating a business plan and earning money. (12-up)


No More Blanket for Lambkin! ($12.95) by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams. Ducky helps Lambkin give up her beloved blanket. (2-4)

Big Noisy Book of Dinosaurs ($16.95) by Britta Teckentrup is a book-and-DVD companion to Big Noisy Book of Vehicles. (2-5)

On Our Way Home ($14.95) by Sebastien Braun. A father and baby bear share a walk through the forest and a cuddle before bedtime. (2-5)

Gorilla's Story ($14.95) by Harriet Blackford and Manja Stojic follows a gorilla's development from birth to maturity. (3-6)

Mark the Mountain Guide and the Compass Adventure ($12.95) by Mark Seaton, illus. by Graham Philpot, is the second adventure starring this explorer; includes a compass. (3-6)

Monkey Monkey Monkey ($14.95) by Cathy MacLennan is a rhyming tale about a young monkey's pursuit of his favorite nut. (3-6)


COSMOgirlCool Room ($7.95) by Mark Montano outlines 10 room schemes and 35 decorating projects. (13-19)


The Girl Mechanic: Classic Crafts, Games & Toys to Build ($9.95) by the editors of Popular Mechanics rounds up activities and games. (8-up)

SeventeenMega Traumarama! Real Girls and Guys Confess More of Their Most Mortifying Moments ($7.95). Teens share embarrassing experiences. (18-21)



USA TodayBaseball Scorebook ($9.95), ed. by Rob McMahon, features an illustrated history of baseball, 100 scorecards and instructions on how to keep score. (7-up)

USA TodayWeather Wonders Book & Kit ($14.95) by Michael DiSpezio provides directions and materials for measuring weather phenomena. (8-12)

The Earth Box: Be a Planet Hero ($15.95) by Lauren Horn offers facts about the environment and ideas for preserving earth's resources. (8-up)



101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You're 12! ($14.95) by Joanne O'Sullivan presents tips for young eco-activists. (6-up)

The Big Honkin' Activity Book ($14.95) by Kelly Gunzenhauser and Susan McBride collects hundreds of games, puzzles, quizzes and activities. (8-up)


Ashley Tisdale: Star ofHigh School Musicaland More! and Demi Lovato: Star ofCamp Rock ($12.95 each) by Posy Edwards spotlight the lives of these young actors. (9-up)


Paperback Series

New Chris Hart Books are Drawing Vampires: Gothic Creatures of the Night, Figure It Out! The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People and Manga Mania: Girl Power! ($19.95 each, 10-up).


Horse Crazy: 1,001 Fun Facts, Activities, Ideas, Craft Projects, Games, And Know-How for Horse-Loving Kids ($16.95) by Jessie Haas is a resource on all things equine. (8-up)


Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Kim Hutmacher, illus. by Sherry Rogers, rounds up rhymes featuring animals. (3-7)

One Wolf Howls ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Scotti Cohn, illus. by Susan Detwiler. This counting tale follows wolves through a year. (4-7)

Where Should Turtle Be? ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Susan Ring, illus. by Laurie Allen Klein. A newly hatched turtle searches for his home. (4-8)

Henry the Impatient Heron ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Donna Love, illus. by Christina Wald. Will a young heron learn to stand still like his elders? (4-8)

Ocean Hide and Seek ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Jennifer Evans Kramer, illus. by Gary Phillips. Sea creatures hide in their underwater habitats. (4-8)