Alphabet Bird Collection ($16.95) by Shelli Ogilvy offers an alphabetical roundup of birds, plus facts and songs. (3—up)
Larry Gets Lost continues with Larry Gets Lost in Los Angeles by John Skewes and Michael Mullin, illus. by Skewes ($16.95, 3—6).
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How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, joins How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?, etc. (up to 4)
All of Me! A Book of Thanks ($16.99) by Molly Bang. A child gives thanks for all the wonders of her world. (3—5)
The Doom Machine ($17.99) by Mark Teague. In the picture book author’s debut novel, two youngsters travel through outer space to save Earth. (9—14)
Watch Me GO! ($12.99) by Rebecca Young, illus. by Von Glitschka, presents 50-frame lenticulars of moving vehicles. (All ages)
Here Comes Halloween! ($7.99) by Caroline Jayne Church is a touch-and-feel holiday tale. (up to 3)
Dot and Dash: Find a Friend ($6.99) by Emma Dodd launches a series of interactive stories starring a dog and cat. (up to 3)
Hugaboo, I Love You ($8.99) by Hans Wilhelm is a padded board book with flaps. (up to 3)
Rock & Roll: Colors ($7.99) by Salina Yoon. Sliding foil disks introduce colors. (up to 3)
Time to Eat ($6.99) by Thom Wiley. This book of food photos attaches to a high chair. (up to 3)
Star Wars: Spaceships ($7.99) is a board book featuring spaceships. (up to 3)
A Christmas Present For: Me! and A Chanukah Present For: Me! ($6.99 each) by Lily Karr, illus. by Jill McDonald. These board books resemble wrapped presents. (up to 3)
My Pretty Pink Purse ($7.99) by Tim Bugbird is a purse-shaped book with die-cut handles. (2—4)
Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice ($5.99) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Laura Bryant, is a rhyming countdown tale. (3—5)
Ten Fat Turkeys ($6.99) by Tony Johnston is a counting story starring turkeys. (3—5)
When the Leaf Blew In ($5.99) by Steve Metzger, illus. by Kellie Lewis. What happens when a leaf blows into the barn? (3—5)
One Heart ($4.99) by Maryann Cocca-Leffler presents a counting Valentine’s Day tale, plus cards. (3—5)
Ten Grouchy Groundhogs ($3.99) by Deborah Hembrook and Kathryn Heling, illus. by Jay Johnson. Groundhogs count down to their big day. (3—5)
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever ($4.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by Jeni Bassett. This caper about the search for a tree includes foil stickers. (4—8)
Billy Bully ($3.99) by Ana and Alvaro Galan, illus. by Steve Simpson, is a counting story about a bully who loses friends one by one—and then wins them back. (4—8)
Animals Around the World ($4.99) by Wade Cooper features animal photos. (4—8)
Stablemates adds Diamond by Suzanne Weyn, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers ($4.99, 4—8).
Leaf Trouble ($16.99) by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Caroline Jayne Church. Two squirrels welcome fall. (3—5)
Raiders’ Ransom ($17.99) by Emily Diamond. Can Lilly save a future England from pirate raiders? (8—12)
Dawn ($17.99) by Kevin Brooks is a novel about family, friendship and faith. (12—up)
Titles in Spanish
Lee y Aprende: Mis primeros versículos de la Biblia (My First Read and Learn Favorite Bible Verses) by Mary Manz Simon ($9.99, 3—5); and Adiós, Óscar: Una fábula de mariposas (Adios, Oscar! A Butterfly Fable) by Peter Elwell ($9.99, 4—8).
Paperbacks in Spanish
¿Cómo dicen to quiero los dinosaurios? (How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?) by Jane Yolen ($5.99, up to 4); Dragón y el día de Halloween (Dragon’s Halloween) by Dav Pilkey ($5.99, 4—8); and Sangre de Tinta (Inkspell) by Cornelia Funke ($9.99, 9—12).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Julián Rodríguez returns in Invasión de los parientes (Invasion of the Relatives) by Alexander Stadler ($5.99, 7—10). Rainbow Magic adds Ámbar, el hada naranjada (Amber the Orange Fairy) by Daisy Meadows ($4.99, 7—10). And Goosebumps HorrorLand issues La venganza del muñeco viviente (The Revenge of the Living Dummy) and Espanto marino (Creep from the Deep) by R.L. Stine ($5.99 each, 9—12).
Bone Prequel: Rose ($21.99, paper $10.99) by Jeff Smith, illus. by Charles Vess. A dragon attacks the Valley in this prequel to the Bone series. (All ages)
Amulet offers The Stonekeepers Curse by Kazu Kibuishi ($21.99, paper $9.99, 9—12). And The Good Neighbors welcomes Kith by Holly Black, illus. by Ted Naifeh ($6.99, 12—up).
Magic Pickle adds Magic Pickle and the Creature from the Black Legume by Scott Morse ($5.99, 7—10). And Knights of the Lunch Table continues with The Dragon Players by Frank Cammuso ($9.99, 9—12).
Christmas Velvet Art ($19.95) is a kit for making velvet ornaments, cards and gift tags. (6—up)
The Cootie Catcher Book ($14.95) is a new version of this fortune-telling activity book. (6—up)
Balloon Twisting ($19.95) is a guide to making balloon figures. (8—up)
Boom! Splat! Kablooey! ($19.95) by Pat Murphy features instructions and equipment to conduct culinary science experiments. (8—up)
Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars ($16.95) by Bonnie Burton is a drawing guide with marker, colored pencils and eraser. (8—up)
The Encyclopedia of Immaturity: Volume 2 ($19.95) provides tips and activities to help kids act goofy. (8—up)
Fancy Friendship Bracelets ($19.95) by Anne Akers Johnson. This follow-up to Friendship Bracelets contains additional bracelet designs. (8—up)
My [Not-So] Perfect Life ($16.95) by Karen Phillips is a fill-in-the-blanks journal. (8—up)
Pretty Picture Bracelets ($12.95) by Sherri Haab. This companion to Picture Bracelets offers instructions and stickers to make bracelets. (8—up)
The Natural Beauty Book ($21.95) by Anne Akers Johnson compiles recipes for making bath salts, facial masks, etc. (10—up)
Foam Rockets ($12.95) is a kit for designing foam rockets. (4—up)
Super Simple Sewing ($12.95) includes sewing cards, round-point needle and fabric. (4—up)
Stick Man ($16.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler. Can Santa solve Stick Man’s problems on Christmas Eve? (4—8)
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) ($15.99) by Lisa Yee, illus. by Dan Santat. In this first novel of a series, Bobby inadvertently starts a war between the boys and girls at school. (7—10)
The Circle of Gold ($17.99) by Guillaume Prévost, trans. by William Rodarmor, concludes The Book of Time trilogy. (9—12)
Peaceful Heroes ($17.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Sean Addy, profiles 14 individuals who have helped others and changed the world. (9—12)
Operation Yes ($16.99) by Sara Lewis Holmes. Sixth graders on an Air Force base help their teacher when her brother goes missing in Afghanistan. (9—13)
Lips Touch: Three Times ($17.99) by Laini Taylor, illus. by Jim Di Bartolo. This novel tells of three girls and a kiss with supernatural consequences. (12—up)
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not presents 2010 Special Edition ($15.99, 7—12). And Star Wars welcomes Luke Skywalker Bio ($15.99, 9—12).
WordGirl presents Robot Rampage by Annie Auerbach ($3.99, 3—5). There are four new Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! tie-ins ($4.99—$8.99 each, 3—5). Lego offers Lego City Reader: Help Is on the Way! by Sonia Sander ($3.99, 3—5); Lego Bionicle Reader: Challenge of Mata Nui by Greg Farshtey ($3.99, 4—8); Lego Raid on Vulcanus: Bionicle Super Chapterbook and Lego Bionicle The Legend Reborn: Movie Novelization by Farshtey ($4.99, each, 7—10). Ben 10 adds Story Book: Ben’s Knightmare by Tracey West ($3.99, 4—8); Chapter Book: War of the Worlds by Charlotte Fullerton ($5.99, 7—10); How to Draw by Ron Zalme ($4.99, 7—10); and Alien Swarm Movie Novelization by West ($4.99, 7—10). Pokémon adds six books ($3.99—$7.99 each, 4—7 to 7—10). Bakugan presents five tie-ins ($3.99—$9.99 each, 4—8 to 7—11). And Littlest Pet Shop issues Littlest Red Riding Hood by Quinlan Lee ($3.99, 4—8); Scaredy Pet: Junior Chapter Book and Happy Howl-een by Jo Hurley ($4.99 each, 7—10).
New NFL titles are Rising Stars by Tim Polzer ($3.99, 4—8); and Game Breakers by Jim Gigliotti and Super Bowl Fireworks by Jim Buckley ($5.99 each, 7—10). Planet Earth releases Reader: Deep Ocean Creatures by Lisa Ryan-Herndon ($3.99, 4—8); and Scrapbook: Incredible Reptiles by Tracey West ($5.99, 7—10). Scooby-Doo stars in Scooby-Doo & the Witching Hour by Sonia Sander ($3.99, 4—8). Tooth Fairy introduces Tooth Be Told ($3.99, 6—9); and Junior Novelization ($4.99, 7—10). Barbie adds The Three Musketeers by Shannon Penney ($4.99, 7—10). Thumb Wrestling Federation adds Official Thumb Book ($5.99, 7—10). iCarly presents Official Scrapbook ($5.99, 7—11) by Nicole Corse and iAm Famous! by Laurie McElroy ($4.99, 7—11). And Star Wars continues with Rebel Force: Firefight ($6.99, 9—12).
Hello, Dinosaurs! A Hand-Puppet Board Book ($12.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Jill McDonald, introduces dinos and colors. (up to 2)
Welcome Fall ($5.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Nancy Davis. This board book is a follow-up to Welcome Spring. (up to 2)
My Favorite Pets ($12.99) by Jill Ackerman offers a photographic look at animals, plus a DVD. (up to 3)
Toys ($8.99) by Salina Yoon. This book about colors includes removable flash cards and a puzzle. (1—3)
Best at Everything adds The Christmas Book: How to Have the Best Christmas Ever by Juliana Foster, The Games Book: How to Play the Games of Yesterday by Huw Davies and The Nursery Rhyme Book: Remember the Rhymes of Yesterday, compiled by Helen Cumberbatch ($9.99 each, all ages); and The Boys’ Book of Greatness: Even More Ways to Be the Best at Everything by Martin Oliver and The Girls’ Book: Even More Ways to Be the Best at Everything by Sally Norton ($9.99 each, 8—12).
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. ($3.99) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Jamie Smith, is a picture-book biography. (4—8)
Meet Malia & Sasha Obama: America’s First Daughters ($3.99) by Grace Norwich focuses on these sisters’ lives. (6—8)
Skating Superstars ($3.99) by Jim Buckley introduces champion skaters. (6—8)
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King ($18.99) by Gail de Marcken retells and illustrates the story of this ballet. (All ages)
There Was an Old Monster ($16.99) by Rebecca, Adrian and Ed Emberley, offers a spin on the rhyme about the old woman who swallowed a fly. (3—5)
Cat Dreams ($16.99) by Ursula K. Le Guin, illus. by S.D. Schindler, is a bedtime tale featuring felines. (3—5)
Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth ($14.99) by Shelley Rotner and Diane DeGroat. This book about what dogs can and can’t do features fold-out pages. (3—5)
Gone with the Wand ($16.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Brian Ahjar. What happens when the godmother of all fairies loses her magical powers? (4—8)
Max Spaniel: Dinosaur Hunt ($6.99) by David Catrow. A pooch sets off to hunt dinosaurs in this launch title of an early chapter book series. (4—8)
The Dragons of Wayward Crescent debuts with Gruffen by Chris d’Lacey ($9.99, 7—10).
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars return in Casebook No. 3: In Search of Watson by Tracy Mack and Michael Citrin ($6.99, 7—10).
Selena & Demi: Forever Friends ($3.99) by Riley Brooks spotlights actresses Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. (5—8)
Dog Magic ($5.99) by Holly Webb. Lottie tries to keep her new friend from discovering the magical nature of her uncle’s pet shop. (8—12)
All Access: Cast of Fame and Selena Gomez ($5.99 each) by Riley Brooks focuses on the casts of Fame; and The Wizards of Waverly Place. (9—12)
Guys of Twilight Unauthorized Scrapbook ($5.99) by Michael-Ann Johns profiles the male actors in Twilight. (9—12)
Guys You Love ($5.99) by Marie Morreale compiles photos and facts about male stars. (9—12)
The Vampire Is Just Not That into You ($7.99) by Vlad Mezrich is a tongue-in-cheek guide to dating vampires. (12—up)
Appleville Elementary adds Fire Alarm! and The 100th Day by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Bernice Lum ($3.99 each, 4—8). Firehouse Fun and The Perfect Present by Abby Klein join Ready, Freddy! ($5.99 each, 4—8). Butterfly Meadow offers Skipper Gets Spooked by Olivia Moss, illus. by Helen Turner ($4.99, 6—9). There are three new Rainbow Magic Special Editions by Daisy Meadows ($6.99 each, 6—9). Beast Quest by Adam Blade, illus. by Ezra Tucker, issues Special Edition: Spiros the Ghost Phoenix ($5.99, 7—10); and Torgor the Minotaur ($4.99, 7—10). Dinosaur Cove adds Saving the Stegosaurus and Swimming with the Plesiosaur by Rex Stone, illus. by Mike Spoor ($4.99 each, 7—10). And Geronimo Stilton issues A Fabumouse School Adventure and Singing Sensation ($6.99 each, 7—10); and Special Edition: Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire ($7.99, 7—10).
Nighttime introduces Too Scared to Sleep, Too Dark to See and Too Afraid to Scream by Todd Strasser, illus. by Doug Cushman ($4.99 each, 7—10). The Puppy Place welcomes Bear and Honey by Ellen Miles ($4.99 each, 7—10). The Secrets of Droon gains The Lost Empire of Koomba by Tony Abbott, illus. by Royce Fitzgerald ($4.99, 7—10). The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes presents Sealed with a Kiss by Anne Mazer ($4.99, 8—12). Candy Apple greets Accidentally Friends by Lisa Papademetriou and Snowfall Surprise by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens ($5.99 each, 8—12); and The Sweetheart Deal by Holly Kowitt ($6.99, 8—12). And R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps HorrorLand continues with Streets of Panic Park and Welcome to HorrorLand: A Survival Guide ($5.99 each, 8—12).
How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik introduces Super Special: How the Pops Stole Christmas ($5.99, 8—12); and Wish Upon a Star ($4.99, 8—12). Meet the Kreeps adds Three’s a Krowd and Kicking and Screaming by Kiki Thorpe ($4.99 each, 8—12). Mud-Puddle Poodle and Bulldog Won’t Budge by T.T. Sutherland are new to Pet Trouble ($5.99 each, 8—12). Is That a... issues Is That a Glow-in-the-Dark Bunny in Your Pillowcase? and Is That an Angry Penguin in Your Gym Bag? by Todd Strasser $5.99 each, 9—12). The Haunting of Derek Stone adds The Ghost Road by Tony Abbott ($4.99, 9—13). Ann M. Martin’s Main Street gains Special Delivery ($6.99, 9—up). And America’s Next Top Model debuts with Face Value, Eye Candy and Skin Deep by Taryn Bell ($8.99 each, 11—up).
And Then Everything Unraveled ($16.99) by Jennifer Sturman. A teen is determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. (12—up)
Ruined: A Novel ($16.99) by Paula Morris involves a long-buried mystery, a secret romance and Hurricane Katrina. (12—up)
The Girl Isn’t Shy, She’s Spectacular ($16.99) by Nina Beck is a companion to This Book Isn’t Fat, It’s Fabulous. (14—up)
Family Huddle ($16.99) by Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning, illus. by Jim Madsen, is a story starring these NFL players as children. (All ages)
My Little Polar Bear ($15.99) by Claudia Rueda celebrates a child’s growing independence and a parent’s unwavering love. (up to 3)
The Mitten ($16.99) by Jim Aylesworth, illus. by Barbara McClintock. A boy’s lost mitten makes a cozy place for five animals. (3—6)
The Marshmallow Incident ($16.99) by Judi Barrett, illus. by Ron Barrett, tells of a battle involving marshmallows. (3—8)
A Friend Like You ($16.99) by Tanja Askani features photos of animal friends. (3—up)
On This Special Night ($14.99) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Simon Mendez. A cat and kitten journey to visit baby Jesus. (4—7)
Nic Bishop Marsupials ($17.99) by Nic Bishop. Photos focus on marsupials Down Under. (4—8)
The Sound of Kwanzaa ($16.99) by Dimitrea Tokunbo, illus. by Lisa Cohen, introduces the seven principles of this holiday. (4—8)
I’m a Turkey! ($16.99) by Jim Arnosky presents a song about this bird. (4—8)
Beautiful Ballerina ($17.99) by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Susan Kuklin, pays tribute to ballerinas. (7—10)
Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson ($16.99) by Sharon Robinson, illus. by Kadir Nelson, describes how Robinson tested the ice on a frozen lake to make sure it was safe for his children. (7—10)
Julia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy) ($15.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Drazen Kozjan, is a sequel to Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing). (8—12)
Tentacles ($16.99) by Roland Smith. This tale of a search for giant squid is a follow-up to Cryptid Hunters. (8—12)
Murder at Midnight ($16.99) by Avi is a companion to Midnight Magic. (8—12)
Secrets of Deltora ($15.99) by Emily Rodda, illus. by Marc McBride, is a guide to the setting of the Deltora Quest series. (8—12)
Zoobreak ($16.99) by Gordon Korman. On a class trip, students break into a zoo to rescue the animals. (9—12)
Crow Call ($16.99) by Lois Lowry, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. Liz and her father work to rebuild their relationship when he returns from WWII. (9—12)
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting ($19.99) by Jim Murphy tells of the Christmas Truce during WWI. (9—up)
How to Steal a Car ($16.99) by Pete Hautman centers on a girl who acts out by stealing cars. (12—up)
How to Say Goodbye in Robot ($17.99) by Natalie Standiford. At her new school, Beatrice befriends a classmate known as Ghost Boy. (12—up)
Malice ($14.99) by Chris Wooding. Three kids are trapped in a sinister comic book world. (12—up)
Shiver ($17.99) by Maggie Stiefvater. Sam spends his summers as a human and winters as a wolf. (13—up)
Julian Rodriguez is back in Invasion of the Relatives by Alexander Stadler ($15.99, paper $5.99, 7—10). Oggie Cooder stars in Party Animal by Sarah Weeks ($16.99, 7—10). Sassy returns in The Birthday Storm by Sharon M. Draper ($14.99, 7—10). Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls issues Stage Fright by Meg Cabot ($15.99, 8—12). Monkey See, Monkey Don’t by Chris Lynch joins Cyberia ($16.99, 9—12). And Skeleton Creek continues with Ghost in the Machine by Patrick Carman ($14.99, 9—12).
Skating Superstars ($3.99) by James Buckley, Jr. focuses on American and international figure skaters. (6—8)
Scholastic Book of World Records 2010 ($3.99) by Jenifer Morse updates this reference. (8—14)
Scholastic Year in Sports 2010 ($9.99) by James Buckley Jr. compiles this year’s sports stats and stars. (8—14)
Scholastic 2010 Almanac for Kids ($13.99). An annual roundup of facts and trivia. (8—14)
Scholastic True or False releases Storms by Melvin and Gilda Berger ($3.99, 6—8).
SEVEN FOOTER KIDS
All About Faces ($14.95) by LaZOO explains the parts of the face. (3—up)
Let’s Color! ($12.95) and Imagine That! ($14.95) by LaZOO are activity books. (3—up)
Would You Rather...?: Weird, Wild and Wacky ($9.95) by Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg rounds up offbeat info. (8—up)
Penny’s Christmas Jar Miracle ($17.95) by Jason Wright, illus. by Ben Sowards, sees Penny sharing the magic of giving with her neighbors. (4—up)
Leven Thumps adds Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Sky ($21.95, 10—up)
Farworld gains Land Keep by J. Scott Savage ($17.95, 10—up)
Knights of Right by M’Lin Rowley. Two boys are transported to medieval times and fight ancient evil. ($6.99, 6—10)
Some Secrets Hurt: A Story of Healing ($15.95) by Linda Garner, illus. Brandilyn Speth is a story about communication between parents and children on the subject of sexual abuse. (6—up)
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Adventure of Meno: Big Fun! and Wet Friend! ($9.99 each) by Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi, launch a series featuring a space elf. (1—5)
The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book ($15.99) by Nancy Tafuri. In this counting tale, animals take shelter from a storm. (2—5)
The Christmas Baby ($15.99) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Richard Cowdrey, retells the Nativity story. (2—5)
The Great Dog Wash ($15.99) by Shellie Braeuner, illus. by Robert Neubecker. What happens when someone brings a cat to the dog wash? (2—6)
I Love Christmas ($9.99) by Anna Walker. Ollie and his pooch celebrate all that they love about this holiday. (2—6)
Chaucer’s First Winter ($16.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Henry Cole. Chaucer knows that bears are supposed to hibernate, but prefers to stay awake and play. (2—6)
Robot Zot! ($17.99) by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon. Robot Zot lands in an unexpected place when he sets out to conquer Earth. (3—7)
Skelly & Femur ($12.99) by Jimmy Pickering. A skeleton girl is missing her buttons and her dog is missing his bone. (4—7)
Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ Grapes ($15.99) by Margie Palatini, illus. by Barry Moser. How will fox get to the grapes that are too high for him to reach? (4—8)
Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big ($16.99) by Chris Paul, illus. by Frank Morrison. This NBA player tells of his determination to play basketball as a boy. (4—8)
The Scarecrow’s Dance ($16.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. A scarecrow resumes his watchful position after he dances. (4—8)
Puppy Love: The Story of Esme and Sam ($16.99) by Gillian Shields, illus. by Elizabeth Harbour. A posh pooch and a downtown dog fall in love. (4—8)
Guess Again! ($16.99) by Mac Barnett, illus. by Adam Rex, is a fill-in-the-blanks tale. (4—8)
Spells ($16.99) by Emily Gravett. A frog transforms himself into various things before finding his fairy tale ending. (4—8)
Paula Deen’s Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set ($21.99) by Paula Deen with Martha Nesbit, illus. by Susan Mitchell, serves up recipes from this TV chef. (7—up)
The Funeral Director’s Son: Kip Campbell’s Gift ($15.99) by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. Kip helps people who have passed away solve their unresolved issues. (8—12)
The Missing: Sent ($15.99) by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a sequel to Found. (8—12)
Sea of the Dead ($15.99) by Julia Durango features the son of the Warrior Prince, whose mother was murdered by pirates. (8—12)
The Christmas Genie ($15.99) by Dan Gutman. A meteorite crashes through a school window, bringing a genie with it. (8—12)
The Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity ($14.99) by Mac Barnett, illus. by Adam Rex, introduces a series about a boy obsessed with sibling sleuths from detective novels. (8—12)
Positively ($15.99) by Courtney Sheinmel. A teen who is HIV-positive just wants to live a normal life. (9—14)
Claim to Fame ($16.99) by Margaret Peterson Haddix centers on a young TV star who can hear whatever anyone in the world says about her. (10—14)
Battle Box: Revolutionary War ($21.99) by the Brown Reference Group presents a box with a book and war memorabilia, including reproductions of maps and letters. (10—14)
Marvelous World: Olivion’s Favorites ($14.99) by Troy CLE is a follow-up to Marvelous World. (10—up)
Monster’s Proof ($15.99) by Richard Lewis. The imaginary friend of Livey’s brother turns out to be real. (12—up)
Sleepless ($15.99) by Thomas Fahy. After experiencing nightmares and sleepwalking, teens start dying. (12—up)
Blood Ninja ($16.99) by Nick Lake. A boy, rescued by ninja when his father is murdered, is dragged into a conflict between rival lords in Japan. (12—up)
Hush, Hush ($17.99) by Becca Fitzpatrick. Nora is drawn into the dark word of a fallen angel. (14—up)
The Monstrumologist ($17.99) by Rick Yancey tells of an orphan who is an assistant to a doctor specializing in monster hunting. (14—up)
The Seven Rays ($16.99) by Jessica Bendinger offers a paranormal romance. (14—up)
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids adds Just the Way I Am and When I Grow Up by Sean Covey, illus. by Stacy Curtis ($7.99 each, 2—6). Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown releases Truckery Rhymes by Jon Scieszka ($17.99, 3—8). The Kennedy Center Presents: Capital Kids welcomes Chasing George Washington, adapted by Ronald Kidd, based on the play by Karen Zacarias, illus. by Ard Hoyt ($10.99, 7—10). Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles offers The Wyrm King by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black ($11.99, 7—up). The Mother-Daughter Book Club issues Dear Pen Pal by Heather Vogel Frederick ($15.99, 9—12). The Gideon Trilogy releases The Time Quake by Linda Buckley-Archer ($17.99, 10—up). Everwild joins The Skinjacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman ($16.99, 12—up). And The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica continues with The Shadow Dragons by James A. Owen ($17.99, 12—up).
It’s All Too Much, So Get It Together ($12.99) by Peter Walsh adapts Walsh’s adult book, It’s All Too Much, for teens. (12—up)
Ex-mas ($9.99) by Kate Brian. Two teens embark on an unexpected vacation when they learn that their younger siblings have gone off to save Santa. (14—up)
Suspicion by Kate Brian joins Private ($9.99, 14—up). And Privilege releases Perfect Mistake, also by Brian ($9.99, 14—up).
The Christmas Sweater ($17.99) by Glenn Beck, illus. by Brandon Dorman, presents a holiday story. (4—7)
Fiona Finkelstein: Big-Time Ballerina ($14.99) by Shawn K. Stout. Can Fiona overcome her fear of performing to star in The Nutcracker ? (6—10)
Alienated ($16.99) by David O. Russell and Andrew Auseon. What’s it like to be an outsider rather than an insider during an intergalactic conflict? (8—12)
Liberty Porter, First Daughter ($15.99) by Julia DeVillers centers on the eight-year-old daughter of a U.S. president. (8—12)
The Wish Stealers ($16.99) by Tracy Trivas. When Henrietta receives a box of pennies stolen from a wishing fountain, she must set things right. (8—12)
Dani Noir ($15.99) by Nova Ren Suma. A real-life mystery unravels at the theater where Dani watches noir mysteries onscreen. (9—14)
Annie and Snowball return in Annie and Snowball and the Shining Star by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($15.99, 5—7). Crown of Earth joins The Shield, Sword, and Crown by Hilari Bell ($16.99, 8—12). My Tween Lifestyle Collection introduces My Beauty: A Guide to Looking & Feeling Great, My Life: A Guide to Health & Fitness, My Look: A Guide to Fashion & Style and My Self: A Guide to Me by Marlene Wallach ($12.99 each, 9—13).
The Chronicles of Arthur: Sword of Fire and Ice ($14.99) by John Matthews, illus. by Mike Collins, is a graphic novel starring a teenage King Arthur. (8—12)
Angels Are Everywhere ($5.99) by Karen Romano Young is a guide to the angel world. (9—13)
Maggie Bean in Love ($5.99) by Tricia Rayburn. Will Maggie’s new relationship survive the trials of eighth grade? (9—13)
Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better ($9.99) by Lauren Barnholdt. Devon makes up a fake ex-boyfriend to compete with her current beau and his ex. (9—13)
Ghost Mysteries: Unraveling the World’s Most Mysterious Hauntings ($5.99) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld discusses the depiction of ghosts in art, literature and pop culture. (9—13)
After-School Sports Club welcomes Soccer Day and Let’s Go Skating! by Alyson Heller, illus. by Steve Björkman ($3.99 each, 4—6). Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown gains The Spooky Tire, Kat’s Mystery Gift and Melvin’s Valentine by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon ($3.99 each, 4—6). Robin Hill School adds Picking Apples by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Mike Gordon ($3.99, 4—6). Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew adds three mysteries by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($4.99 each, 6—9). And An Awfully Beastly Business continues with Bang Goes a Troll by David Sinden, Matthew Morgan and Guy Macdonald, illus. by Jonny Duddle ($9.99, 8—12).
Haunted debuts with The Ghost on the Stairs, The Riverboat Phantom and The Knight in the Shadows by Chris Eboch ($5.99 each, 8—12). Franklin Dixon’s Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers has three additions ($5.99 each, 8—12). There are three new Nancy Drew Girl Detective novels by Carolyn Keene ($5.99 each, 8—12). 10 Days releases Frida Kahlo by David Colbert ($6.99, 8—13). Beacon Street Girls adds six novels by Annie Bryant ($6.99 each, 9—13). Canterwood Crest by Jessica Burkhart offers Triple Fault, Best Enemies and Little White Lies ($5.99 each, 9—13). And Leven Thumps is back in Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye, illus. by Ben Sowards ($8.99, 9—14).
SIMON & SCHUSTER/ATHENEUM
All Things Bright and Beautiful ($16.99) by Cecil F. Alexander, illus. by Ashley Bryan, illustrates this classic song. (2—5)
Stretch ($15.99) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Scott Menchin, brings back the canine star of Wiggle and Bounce. (3—6)
Two of a Kind ($16.99) by Jacqui Robbins, illus. by Matt Phelan. Anna reunites with her best friend after abandoning her for the popular girls. (4—7)
Horace and Morris Say Cheese (Which Makes Dolores Sneeze!) ($16.99) by James Howe, illus. by Amy Walrod, is a follow-up to Horace and Morris But Mostly Dolores. (4—8)
Grumpy Grandpa ($16.99) by Heather Henson, illus. by Ross MacDonald, is the tale of a boy and his grouchy grandfather. (4—8)
100% Wolf ($15.99) by Jayne Lyons. Instead of transforming into a werewolf, Freddy turns into a poodle. (7—12)
The True Gift ($12.99) by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Brian Floca, is a Christmas story celebrating family, community and true giving. (7—up)
William S. and the Great Escape ($16.99) by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. When siblings run away to their aunt’s house, the trip doesn’t go as planned. (8—12)
A Gift of Days: The Greatest Words to Live By ($21.99) by Stephen Alcorn introduces 366 individuals who contributed to history. (8—up)
Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491 ($21.99) by Charles C. Mann adapts the author’s 1491: The Americas Before Columbus. (8—up)
Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Death and Dementia ($18.99) by Edgar Allan Poe, illus. by Gris Grimly, compiles four stories. (11—up)
Tell Us We’re Home ($16.99) by Marina Budhos. Racial tension mounts in Jaya’s town after her mother is accused of stealing jewelry from her employer. (12—up)
Sacred Scars ($17.99) by Kathleen Duey is the second installment of the Resurrection of Magic trilogy. (12—up)
Shooting Star ($16.99) by Fredrick McKissack Jr. Jomo is willing to do whatever it takes to become a high school football star. (12—up)
Homestretch ($16.99) by Paul Volponi. A runaway boy finds a family in an unlikely place. (12—up)
Hazel ($17.99) by Julie Hearn centers on the daughter of the title character of Hearn’s Ivy. (12—up)
Amelia Rules! by Jim Gownley offers What Makes You Happy ($9.99, 7—12) and A Very Ninja Christmas ($7.99, 7—12).
S&S/BEACH LANE BOOKS
Can You Make a Scary Face? ($12.99) by Jan Thomas is an interactive tale starring a bossy ladybug and a hungry frog. (3—5)
Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! ($12.99) by Jan Thomas is a companion to Rhyming Dust Bunnies. (3—5)
Boo to You! ($17.99) by Lois Ehlert. Will Scaredy Cat attend the Halloween party he wasn’t invited to? (3—7)
All the World ($17.99) by Liz Garton Scalon, illus. by Marla Frazee, follows a circle of family and friends through a day. (3—7)
Weezer Changes the World ($15.99) by David McPhail. A puppy who can suddenly read and talk shows world leaders the path to peace. (3—7)
Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth ($16.99) by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Robert Neubecker. Sophie shares her wisdom about babies. (4—8)
Goblin and the Empty Chair ($17.99) by Mem Fox, illus. by Diane and Leo Dillon. A goblin secretly helps a family that has suffered a big loss. (5—8)
Nasreen’s Secret School ($16.99) by Jeanette Winter. After Nasreen’s parents are taken away by the Taliban, her grandmother enrolls her in a secret school. (6—9)
A Pals in Peril Tale adds Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware by M.T. Anderson, illus. by Kurt Cyrus ($16.99, 10—up).
You and Me and Home Sweet Home ($17.99) by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Stephanie Anderson. Their church family helps Sharonda and her mother build their house. (4—8)
The Islands of the Blessed ($18.99) by Nancy Farmer concludes the trilogy that began with The Sea of Trolls and The Land of the Silver Apples. (10—14)
S&S/LIBROS PARA NIÑOS
Title in Spanish
¡Cu-cú, Bebé! (Peek-a-Baby) by Karen Katz ($6.99, 1—4).
Series in Spanish
Dora la exploradora returns in Dora salva el Reino de Cristal (Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom) by Molly Reisner, illus. by Dave Aikens ($3.99, 3—7); and Dora y la aventura de Navidad (Dora’s Christmas Carol) by Christine Ricci, illus. by Robert Roper ($6.99, 3—7).
Baby, I Love You ($7.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Sam Williams, is a board book spotlighting the special bond between parents and babies. (1—4)
Airplane Flight! and Freight Train Trip! ($7.99 each) by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Ana Martin Larranaga, are lift-the-flap books shaped like an airplane; and a train. (2—5)
Boo Who? and Guess Who? ($7.99 each) by Lola Schaefer, photos by Michael Frost, are board books that present Halloween riddles; and different animals. (3—5)
I Love Fall! ($6.99) by Alison Inches, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, celebrates this season. (3—5)
My Chanukah Playbook ($10.99) by Salina Yoon is a holiday activity book. (3—5)
A Classic Collectible Pop-Up: The Sound of Music ($26.99) by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lindsay & Crouse, adapted by Bert Fink, illus. by Dan Andreasen, paper engineering by Bruce Foster, is based on this musical. (3—up)
A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes ($26.99) by Matthew Reinhart includes familiar rhymes. (3—up)
White Noise ($22.99) by David A. Carter presents paper structures and sounds. (3—up)
Snow Bugs: A Wintery Pop-up Book ($11.99) by David A. Carter. Carter’s familiar bugs enjoy the wintry weather. (3—up)
Calico returns in Trick or Treat, Calico! by Karma Wilson, illus. by Bukert Erdogan ($6.99, 1—4). New Baby titles by Karen Katz are Beddy-bye, Baby and Where Is Baby’s Christmas Present? ($7.99 each, 1—4). Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown adds Scoop that Snow! by Sydney Parker, illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon ($7.99, 3—5). Little Green Books gains Don’t Throw That Away! by Lara Bergen, illus. by Betsy Snyder ($6.99, 4—6); and Santa Claus Is Green! by Alison Inches, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan ($5.99, 4—6).
Don’t Be Afraid, Little Pip ($16.99) by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman, centers on a baby penguin who would rather fly than swim. (3—7)
Hush, Baby Ghostling ($14.99) by Andrea Beaty, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre. A mother ghost settles her offspring down to sleep. (3—8)
Homegrown House ($16.99) by Janet S. Wong, illus. by E.B. Lewis. A girl’s grandmother explains that it takes time to settle into a house and learn to love it. (4—8)
Firefighter Ted ($15.99) by Andrea Beaty, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre. When Ted smells smoke and can’t find a firefighter, he becomes one. (4—8)
Bunion Burt ($16.99) by Marsha Hayles, illus. by Jack E. Davis. Pappy Spurt finally finds a way to help Burt’s aching feet feel better. (4—8)
Savage Thunder ($17.99) by Jim Murphy explains the significance of the Civil War’s Battle of Antietam. (8—12)
Secrets of the Night Ponies ($16.99) by Joan Hiatt Harlow. A girl, her dog and pony help rescue a shipwrecked family. (8—12)
One of the Survivors ($15.99) by Susan Shaw. Joey is one of two survivors of the fire that engulfs his school. (10—14)
Ice ($16.99) by Sarah Beth Durst. When Cassie encounters a mysterious polar bear, she realizes that her mother might be alive—and Cassie might be able to save her. (12—up)
The Magician of Hoad ($18.99) by Margaret Mahy. Just as he feels that life on the farm is beginning to settle down, Heriot starts having disturbing visions. (14—up)
Tricks ($18.99) by Ellen Hopkins presents five interweaving stories about teenage prostitution. (14—up)
Leviathan ($19.99) by Scott Westerfeld. An encounter between an orphan and a prince in 1914 Europe changes the course of WWI. (12—up)
The Hollow ($17.99) by Jessica Verday. A girl falls in love with a ghost. (12—up)
Crash into Me ($16.99) by Albert Borris. Four teens who have attempted suicide bond on a cross-country road trip. (14—up)
Crashed ($16.99) by Robin Wasserman is the second book of the trilogy that began with Skinned. (14—up)
Beautiful ($16.99) by Amy Reed. After moving to a new city, a teen becomes trapped in a world of drugs, sex and cruelty. (14—up)
Nothing Like You ($16.99) by Lauren Strasnick. Holly is pursued by the popular guy to whom she lost her virginity. (14—up)
Camilla d’Errico’s Burn ($9.99), created and illus. by Camilla d’Errico, contribution by Scott Sanders. A teen is merged with a man-killing sentient machine in this graphic novel. (12—up)
Stupid Cupid ($9.99) by Rhonda Stapleton. A teenage matchmaker matches her best friend with three different boys simultaneously. (12—up)
The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading ($8.99) by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance. A self-proclaimed geek joins the varsity cheerleading squad. (14—up)
Go Ahead, Ask Me ($6.99) by Nico Medina and Billy Merrell is a book of questions for teens. (14—up)
Devoured ($9.99) by Amanda Marrone offers a paranormal novel inspired by the story of Snow White. (14—up)
The Come Up: The World Is Mine ($8.99) by Lyah LeFlore, illus. by DL Warfield, focuses on six Washington, D.C. teens from diverse backgrounds. (14—up)
WTF ($8.99) by Peter Lerangis. Things go very wrong when six friends test their limits to the extreme. (14—up)
VIP Lounge ($9.99) by Ed Decter with Laura Burns. How much longer can a rising star indulge her every whim? (14—up)
Never After ($9.99) by Dan Elconin. Wanting to escape reality, Ricky accompanies a mysterious boy to an island that seems possible only in fairy tales. (14—up)
The Romantic Comedies issues Love Off-Limits by Whitney Lyles, The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols and Perfect Shot by Debbie Rigaud ($6.99 each, 12—up). Once Upon a Time welcomes Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey ($6.99, 12—up). Bradford offers Fashionista by Micol Ostow ($9.99, 14—up). And Wicked continues with Resurrection by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié ($9.99, 14—up).
Wonder Pets issues Let’s Play the Opposites Game by Tone Thyne, illus. by Jennifer Oxley ($4.99, 1—4); Save the Beetles! by Billy Lopez, illus. by Cassandra Berger ($6.99, 2—5); and The Wonder Pets Save the Nutcracker! by Oxley ($12.99, 2—5);. Dora the Explorer returns in five titles ($6.99—$7.99 each, 2—5 to 3—7). Ni Hao, Kai-lan adds Kai-lan’s Super Happy Heart Book by Maggie Testa ($6.99, 2—5). Yo Gabba Gabba releases three board books ($6.99—$8.99 each, 2—5 to 3—6). SpongeBob Squarepants is back in SpongeBob’s Hearty Valentine by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Heather Martinez ($6.99, 3—5); and My Happy Book: SpongeBob’s 10 Happiest Moments by Alison Inches, illus. by Stephen Reed ($14.99, 4—8). Olivia stars in Olivia Acts Out!, adapted by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Patrick Spaziante ($16.99, 3—6); Olivia Leaps! by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Jared Osterhold ($8.99, 3—6); and This Is Olivia, illus. by Spaziante ($7.99, 4—7).
Playskool offers Go Go Goes to the Doctor by Samantha Brooke ($3.99, 2—up) and What Do You Say? A Book About Manners by Leigh Olsen ($6.99, 2—up). Wonder Pets welcomes Happy Halloween, Wonder Pets! by Melanie Pal, illus. by Michael Zodorozny ($7.99, 2—5); Save Little Red Riding Hood! by Melinda Richards ($3.99, 3—5); and Baby Beaver Rescue by Susan Kim, illus. by Alexandria Fogarty ($3.99, 3—7). Yo Gabba Gabba has four additions ($3.99—$7.99 each, 2—5 to 3—7). And Olivia gains Olivia the Magnificent by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($6.99, 3—7); Dinner with Olivia by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Guy Wolek ($3.99, 3—7); and Olivia Trains Her Cat by Sarah Albee, illus. by Shane Johnson ($3.99, 4—6).
Blue’s Clues issues A Visit to the Firehouse by Lauryn Silverhardt, illus. by Karen Craig ($3.99, 3—7). Dora the Explorer reappears in Dora Saves Crystal Kingdom by Molly Reisner, illus. by Davie Aikens ($3.99, 3—7); and Crystal Kingdom Adventures by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Victoria Miller ($3.99, 4—6). Ni Hao, Kai-lan adds five titles ($3.99—$6.99 each, 3—7 to 4—6). And Go Diego Go offers Extreme Rescue: Crocodile Mission by Erica David, illus. by Warner McGee; and Diego’s Arctic Rescue by Erica David, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($3.99 each, 3—7); and Diego’s Baby Polar Bear Rescue by Lara Bergen, illus. by McGee ($3.99, 4—6).
The Backyardigans issues Robot Repairman to the Rescue by Catherine Lukas, illus. by Susan Hill ($3.99, 3—7); and Robot Rampage by Jodie Shepherd ($3.99, 4—6). SpongeBob Squarepants stars in The Great Escape by Emily Sollinger ($3.99, 4—8) and Good Times! by Erica David ($3.99, 5—7). Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has five movie tie-ins ($3.99—$6.99 each, 4—8 to 5—9). And Scarlett & Crimson by David Cody Weiss and Bobbi JG Weiss releases Darqstarz Rising, illus. by Patrick Spaziante; and A Light in the Darq and The Secret Ingredient, illus. by Shane L. Johnson ($6.99 each, 8—12).
Little Red’s Autumn Adventure ($16.99) by Sarah Ferguson, illus. by Sam Williams. Little Red helps two lost mice find their mother. (3—6)
My Little Red Fire Truck ($19.99) by Stephen T. Johnson. This interactive concept book is a companion to My Little Red Toolbox. (3—up)
Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva ($16.99) by Elise Primavera, illus. by Diane Goode, launches a series about a girl who dreams big. (4—8)
Peeny Butter Fudge ($16.99) by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illus. by Joe Cepeda. When Grandmom comes to visit, she disregards Mom’s detailed instructions. (4—8)
Auntie Claus, Home for the Holidays ($17.99) by Elise Primavera. Auntie Claus brings Santa’s workshop to New York City. (4—8)
Snow! Snow! Snow! ($14.99) by Lee Harper. Three animal friends enjoy a day of sledding. (4—8)
ValueTales: Growing Good People One Story at a Time ($19.99) by Spencer Johnson, illus. by Dan Andreasen, compiles values-based biographies. (5—up)
Wild Card ($15.99) by Tiki and Ronde Barber with Paul Mantell. A player on the eighth-grade football team is benched for academic probation. (8—12)
SIMON & SCHUSTER UK
(Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Littlenose introduces Littlenose the Magician by John Grant, illus. by Ross Collins ($5.99, 5—7). And Time Runners by Justin Richards debuts with Freeze Framed and Rewind Assassin ($8.99 each, 9—12).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Three Little Dreams ($16.95) by Thomas Aquinas Maguire offers a boxed set of three unfolding books that depict dreams of flight. (All ages)
Hallelujah ($12.95) by Lynn Ray is a wordless love story of two lonely souls, symbolized by white gloves. (All ages)
Dragons Love ($16.95) by Stephen Parlato reveals things that dragons love. (3—up)
Paulina P. (for Petersen) ($16.95) by Lisa Cinar centers on a girl who only likes things that start with the letter “P.” (3—7)
The Bored Book ($16.95) by David Michael Slater, illus. by Doug Keith. Two bored kids fall into classic adventures when they open a dusty book. (3—7)
Jack the Bear ($16.95) by Christina Leist. A fox wonders how a bear is making the world a better place in this fable printed on recycled shopping bags. (4—7)
The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure ($24.95), retold by Kirsti Mäkinen, trans. by Karina Brooks, illus. by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, presents Finnish legends. (8—up)
Simply Small gains Saffy Looks for Rain, Totty and Ollie by Paola Opal ($7.95 each, up to 3). Windy adds Foggy by Robin Mitchell-Cranfield and Judith Steedman ($15.95, 3—7). And Chantel’s Quest debuts with Chantel’s Quest for the Golden Sword and Chantel’s Quest for the Enchanted Medallion by Oliver Neubert ($16.95 each, 8—12).
In Flanders Fields ($9.95) by Norman Jorgensen, illus. by Brian Harrison-Lever. A homesick young soldier rescues a robin caught in barbed wire during WWI. (9—up)
Rancour Chronicles launches with Rancour by James McCann ($8.95, 12—up).
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
Moose on the Loose ($15.95) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello. What happens when wildlife wanders indoors? (4—8)
J Is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet ($14.95) by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Donald Wu, is a seasonal ABC book. (4—8)
The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous, Mysterious, and (maybe even) Magical Creatures ($16.95) by Judy Young, illus. by Laura Francesca Filippucci. Readers decipher clues in the journal of an explorer trying to track down creatures. (6—10)
Discover Our World Country-by-Country adds K Is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet by Gloria Whelan and Jenny Nolan, illus. by Oki S. Han ($17.95, 6—10). Tales of the World issues Waiting for the Owl’s Call by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Pascal Milelli ($17.95, 6—10). And I,Q continues with The White House by Roland Smith ($15.95, 10—up).
Sinat and the Instrument of the Heart ($16.95, paper $9.95) by Chath pierSath, illus. by Vann Nath and Phal Pouriseth. A Cambodian boy learns to play a 1,000-year-old instrument. (5—8)
Border Breakdown ($16.95, $19.95 with audio download, paper $6.95) by Molly Smith, illus. by David Opie. Children time travel to East Berlin in 1989 and learn the value of freedom. (6—11)
Handshake in Space: The Apollo-Soyuz Mission ($16.95, $19.95 with audio download, paper $6.95) by Sheri Tan, illus. by Higgins Bond. Two friends act out the famous handshake in space. (6—11)
Smithsonian Alphabet Books releases Alphabet of Dance by Barbie Heit Schwaeber, illus. by Damian Wood. ($17.95, paper $9.95, 18 mos.—5 yrs.)
Smithsonian Baby Animals issues Bunny Hide-and-Seek by Lisa Odierno. ($6.95, 18 mos.—5 yrs.). And Smithsonian First Look adds Rescue Vehicles by Laura Gates Galvin, illus. by Susan Eaddy. ($6.95, 18 mos.—5 yrs.)
CARs Audio Tales adds What Am I? by Laura Gates Galvin ($8.99 with CD, 3—up). Disney Audio Tales is joined by Galvin’s Snow White: My Best Friends ($8.99 with CD, 3—up). Little Einstein Audio Tales includes Musical Safari by Galvin ($8.99 with CD, 3—up). And Sesame Audio Tales gains Angry, Brave and Cheerful: An Alphabet of Feelings by Galvin ($8.99 with CD, 3—up). Sesame Street Read Play and Go releases Galvin’s If Cookie Had a Cookie, illus. by Damian Wood ($9.99 with CD, 3—up). Sesame Street Alphabet Book issues ABCDEarth by Galvin ($17.99, 3—up). And Sesame Street Step by Step adds Elmo Raps by Mark Humble ($15 with CD, 3—up)
Learning Anywhere Pooh & Friends adds Pooh’s Counting Fun by Laura Gates Galvin ($7.99, 3—up). Disney Friends Carry-a-Tune issues Is That You, Piglet? by Galvin ($4.99 with CD, 3—up). And Sesame Street Carry-a-Tune releases My First Garden by Galvin ($4.99 with CD, 3—up)
13 Days of Halloween ($14.99) by Carol Greene, illus. by Tim Raglin. A dashing ghoul tries to win the heart of his ghostly love. (4—8)
The Tree That Time Built ($19.99) by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston compiles poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world. (7—12)
Greatest Moments in Sports ($15.99) by Len Berman includes a CD containing original broadcasts of sports highlights. (7—12)
Bran Hambric and the Farfield Curse ($17.99) by Kaleb Nation. Haunted by the deadly curse his mother created, Bran must undo the crimes of the past. (9—12)
Realm of the Rodent, Book One: Blood Brother ($19.99) by Greg Hildebrandt Jr., illus. by Alex Horley. Two brothers have an adventure that changes history. (9—12)
Road from Home ($13.99) by Nigel Hinton. In 1870 war-torn Poland, Leo must flee his homeland or face execution. (9—12)
Horrid Henry returns in Collector’s Edition by Francesca Simon, illus. by Tony Ross ($9.99, 7—10).
Dreaming Anastasia: A Novel of Love, Magic, and the Power of Dreams ($9.99) by Joy Preble imagines what really happened to Anastasia Romanov. (12—up)
Horrid Henry is back in Horrid Henry Tricks and Treats, Horrid Henry’s Christmas and Horrid Henry’s Underpants by Francesca Simon, illus. by Tony Ross ($4.99 each, 7—10).
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Eating the Rainbow ($6.95). This board book featuring photos of produce is available in Spanish/English and Portuguese/English editions. (up to 3)
What’s in My Garden? and What’s in My Toybox? ($6.25 each) are Spanish/English bilingual editions of these pull-tab books. (up to 3)
Tim and the Iceberg ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Paul Coates, illus. by Ian Benfold Haywood. At the North Pole, Tim searches for an iceberg to chill his grandfather’s lemonade. (5—8)
That’s Like Me! ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Jill Lauren. Individuals with learning differences share their experiences. (7—12)
Urban Animals ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Isabel Hill introduces fanciful architectural animals. (7—12)
Babies Everywhere presents Carry Me! and Families by Rena Grossman in Spanish/English and Portuguese/English editions ($6.95 each, up to 3).
Watch Out, Little Wombat! ($14.95) by Charles Fuge. Little Wombat searches for a mythical monster. (2—5)
Arlo Gets Lost ($9.95) by Wendy Wax, illus. by Adam Relf. An armadillo must find his way home after getting lost in the woods. (3—5)
Panda’s Christmas Gifts ($6.95) by Tara Jane Morrow, illus. by Aaron Boyd. The gift Panda least expects is the one that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas. (3—5)
Day Is Done ($16.95) by Peter Yarrow, illus. by Melissa Sweet, presents an illustrated version of this song, plus a CD. (3—7)
Dinosaur More! ($9.95) by Paul and Henrietta Stickland rounds up dino facts. (3—7)
A Scratch and Sniff Halloween ($9.95) by Elizabeth Spurr, illus. by Maggie Swanson, reveals the scents of the season. (3—7)
Secret Santa ($16.95). Letters from Santa disclose secrets about his workshop and present delivery. (4—6)
Chicken Dance ($14.95) by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Dan Santat. Two chickens hope to win Elvis Poultry tickets in a barnyard dance contest. (4—7)
The Daddy Longlegs Blues ($14.95) by Mike Orstein. A spider and his band of bugs sing the blues. (4—7)
The Hans Wilhelm Treasury of Jokes ($9.95) by Joseph Rosenbloom, illus. by Hans Wilhelm, compiles illustrated jokes. (4—7)
Little Lost Unicorn ($14.95) by Lona Hussey. When a unicorn gets lost in the woods, the forest creatures comfort him. (4—7)
Creaky Old House: A Topsy-Turvy Tale of a Real Fixer-Upper ($14.95) by Linda Ashman, illus. by Michael Chesworth, tells of a family’s beloved home. (4—up)
The Great Reindeer Rebellion ($14.95) by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Jannie Ho. When the reindeer go on strike, Santa auditions other animals to replace them. (4—up)
The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme ($17.95) by Bobbi Katz, illus. by Adam McCauley. A monster master discloses his research into vampires, ghosts, witches, etc. (4—up)
The Nutcracker ($17.95), retold by John Cech, illus. by Eric Puybaret, offers an illustrated version of this holiday classic. (5—12)
Constance and Tiny ($9.95) by Pierre Le Gall, illus. by Éric Héliot. A girl and her cat make mischief wherever they go. (7—up)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ($19.95) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Robert Ingpen, presents this classic with new art. (10—up)
Begin Smart adds eight titles, including Animal Faces, Bouncy Baby and Hooray for Hands! ($9.95—$12.95 each, up to 6 mos. to 18—24 mos.). New Eebee’s Adventures are Here to There: An Up, Down, and All-Around Adventure and Make It Happen: A Hands-On Adventure with Opposites ($6.95 each, 3—5). Touch the Art gains Catch Picasso’s Rooster and Tickle Tut’s Toes by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo ($12.95 each, 4—6). Richard Scarry issues Richard Scarry’s Favorite Christmas Carols by Richard Scarry ($14.95, 4—8). Twelve Days of Christmas has six additions, including The Twelve Days of Christmas in California by Laura Rader and The Twelve Days of Christmas in New York City by Lisa Adams ($12.95 each, 5—up). The Young Reader’s Shakespeare presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, retold by Adam McKeown, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo ($14.95, 10—14). And Sterling Classics offers A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm ($9.95 each, 10—up).
Inspector Forsooth’s Mini-Mysteries ($6.95) by Derrick Neiderman. A boy and his uncle solve crimes and conundrums. (8—12)
Mysteries Unwrapped releases Medical Marvels by George Edward Stanley, illus. by Josh Cochran ($5.95, 10—12).
The Boy Scientist: 160 Experiments & Adventures ($9.95) by the editors of Popular Mechanics outlines chemistry, math and science experiments. (8—up)
CosmoGIRL: 250 Things You Can Do to Green the World ($9.95) by Lauren Greene provides tips for ecofriendly living. (12—21)
Seventeen500 Beauty Tips: Look Your Best for School, Weekend, Parties & More! ($9.95) by the editors of Seventeen offers beauty advice for teenagers. (13—19)
The Night Before Christmas ($14.95) by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Tom Browning, presents this holiday poem with new art. (5—up)
Kids in the Kitchen Book & Kit ($14.98) offers recipes and cooking supplies. (3—up)
How to Cartoon ($17.95) by Robin Hall is a guide to drawing cartoons. (8—up)
ST. MARTIN’S PRESS
The Other Girl ($16.99) by Sarah Miller is a follow-up to Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn. (14—17)
The House of Night adds Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast ($17.99, 14—up).
Night Runner ($9.99) by Max Turner introduces a boy who’s about to discover he’s a vampire. (12—up)
The Book of Samuel ($9.99) by Eric Raschke. This novel about an adolescent boy involves issues of religion and ethnic conflict. (12—up)
Immortals continues with Blue Moon by Alyson Noël ($9.99, 12—up).
SWEET EARTH FLYING PRESS
Boy of the Border ($17.95) by Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes, illus. by Antonio Castro L. Written in the 1930s but never published, this novel centers on a boy’s experience during the Mexican Revolution. (9—12)
Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys and Gulls ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Lucy Nolan, illus. by Connie McLennan, gives nursery rhymes a nautical twist. (3—7)
What’s New at the Zoo? ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Joan Waites, introduces animal families and math concepts. (4-8)
Count Down to Fall ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Fran Hawk, illus. by Sherry Neidigh. Critters play as the season changes. (4—8)
Moose and Magpie ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Bettina Restrepo, illus. by Sherry Rogers. A wisecracking magpie acts as guide and friend to a young moose. (4—8)
Baby Owl’s Rescue ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illus. by Laura Jacques. A lost owl teaches two youngsters a lesson about wild animals. (4—8)