The Looking Book ($16.99) by P.K. Hallinan, illus. by Patrice Barton, is a tale that encourages children to delight in the world around them. (4—7)

Let's Share and Let's Be Helpful ($8.99 each) by P.K. Hallinan emphasize the importance of sharing with friends and being helpful to others. (4—7)

Memories of the Manger ($8.99) by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Doris Ettlinger. A dove retells the story of Jesus' birth. (4—8)

How to Clean Your Room ($18.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by David Leonard. This book encourages kids to clean their rooms with the help of pop-ups, tabs and flaps. (5—8)


What Is Thanksgiving? ($6.99) by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Amy Wummer, underscores the meaning of this holiday. (2—5)

Trick or Treat! ($12.99) by Peggy Schaefer, illus. by Lydia Halverson. This Halloween tale starring Baby Looney Tunes characters features sound effects. (3—5)

Jingle Bells ($6.99, book with music chip $12.99), illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler, illustrates this Christmas carol. (3—5)


A Kaleidoscope Kids Book: Japan ($19.99, paper $12.99) by Debbi Michiko Florence, illus. by James Caputo, is an interactive guide to this country. (8—13)


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Jumbo Jigsaw Storybooks: T-Rex Is in Trouble and Dolphin's Discovery ($14.95 each) offer adventure stories featuring jigsaw pieces. (3—5)

The Kids' Solar Energy Book: Even Grown-ups Can Understand ($14.95) by Tily Spetgang and Malcolm Wells. Cartoons explain how solar power works. (6—up)

Micro Mania: A Really Close-Up Look at Bacteria, and the Zillions of Other Gross Little Creatures That Live In, On and All Around You ($19.95) by Isabella Brooklyn examines these phenomena. (6—up)


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The Marvelous Toy ($17.95), with words and music by Tom Paxton, illus. by Steve Cox, presents a picture book based on the classic children's song. (3—8)


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The Octonauts continues with The Octonauts & the Great Ghost Reef by Meomi ($15.95, 4—8).



Classic Indian Stories for Children adds The Magical Adventures of Krishna: How a Mischief Maker Saved the World by Vatsala Sperling, illus. by Pieter Weltevrede ($15.95, 6—9).


Just Like My Mommy ($19.99) by Agnese Baruzzi. This celebration of mothers and daughters includes a magnetic play scene and a drawer filled with fashions. (6—up)


iBaby e•z page turners offers Shapes and Trucks ($4.99 each, 1—4). Poke-a-Dot debuts with Ten Little Monkeys ($12.99, 2—5). green start issues in the rain forest, deep blue sea, mamas and babies and numbers in nature ($12.99 each, 3—6). My Little Bag continues with It's Halloween! ($7.99, 3—6). Junior Groovies presents Pets and Race Cars ($12.99 each, 3—6). Little Pirate introduces Why Do We Recycle? and Why Does the Wind Blow? ($9.99 each, 3—up). And Groovy Tube Books gains Gone Extinct ($19.99, 5—up).