Milestones ($16.50) by Samira Armin Hodges launches the Camp Milestone trilogy, in which 14-year-old Faye finds herself caught up in an unusual summer camp (10—18)


The Ancient Romans: Their Lives and Their World ($17.95) by Paul Roberts is an illustrated account of daily life in ancient Rome. (12—up)


Pink Ponies Cookbook ($14.99) by Barbara Beery offers pony-themed recipes. (6—up)

Easy Christmas Cut-Up Cakes for Kids ($14.99) by Melissa Barlow presents recipes for cakes of various shapes. (6—up)


The Goat-Faced Girl: A Classic Italian Folktale ($16.95), retold by Leah Marinsky Sharpe, illus. by Jane Marinsky, is a fable about the dangers of laziness and vanity. (6—up)

A Fighting Heart: The Adventures of a Foundling by François Place, trans. by William Rodarmor. This tale of love, cruelty and kindness features a shipwrecked girl. (8—up)


Gruff the Grump ($16.99) by Steve Smallman, illus. by Cee Biscoe. A lonely bear helps a rabbit, who thanks him with simple gifts. (3—7)

There's No Such Thing as Monsters! ($16.99) by Steve Smallman, illus. by Caroline Pedler. Little Bear asks Big Bear to chase away the monsters in his bedroom. (3—7)

The Monkey with a Bright Blue Bottom ($16.99) by Steve Smallman, illus. by Nick Schon. A monkey paints napping animals in various colors, then is himself painted by a bear. (3—7)

The Magical Snowman ($16.99) by Catherine Walters, illus. by Alison Edgson. The snowman Little Rabbit makes comes to his rescue when he gets lost in the snow. (3—7)

Grumpy Badger's Christmas ($16.99) by Paul Bright, illus. by Jane Chapman. Badger joins in the animals' holiday celebrations after they interrupt his hibernation. (3—7)


The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot ($17.95) by Dirk Wales, illus. by Catherine DeJong Artman and Townsend Artman, focuses on this postal pooch. (5—9)


A Coyote Solstice Tale ($14.95) by Thomas King, illus. by Gary Clement. A girl takes Trickster Coyote and his friends on a shopping spree. (All ages)

City Alphabet ($18.95) by Joanne Schwartz, photos by Matt Beam, offers urban images of words. (All ages)

When Stella Was Very, Very Small ($16.95) by Marie-Louise Gay reveals Stella at a younger age. (2—5)

Lom and the Gnatters ($18.95) by Kurusa, illus. by Isabel Ferrer, trans. by Elisa Amado. Gnatters hold parties in a lion's mane and plan to invite their cousins the Fleazies to join them. (2—up)

Alego ($17.95) by Ningeokuluk Teevee, trans. by Nina Manning-Toonoo. At the shore, an Inuit girl and her grandmother collect clams for supper. (4—7)

Bella's Tree ($18.95) by Janet Russell, illus. by Jirina Marton. Bella and Bruno the dog find the perfect Christmas tree. (4—7)

Thumb and the Bad Guys ($17.95) by Ken Roberts, illus. by Leanne Franson. Thumb and his best friend Susan are determined to track down a “bad guy.” (7—10)

Against the Odds ($17.95) by Marjolijn Hof, trans. by Johanna H. Prins and Johanna W. Prins. When Kiki's father goes missing, she wonders about the odds of losing both a father and a pet. (9—up)

Definitely Not for Little Ones: Some Very Grimm Fairy-Tale Comics ($18.95) by Rotraut Susanne Berner, trans. by Shelley Tanaka, retells familiar fairy tales. (10—up)

Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda ($17.95) by Élisabeth Combres, trans. by Shelley Tanaka. Emma must find the courage to return to the house where her mother was killed. (13—up)

Poster Boy ($17.95) by Dede Crane. Gray is determined to discover if his sister's rare form of cancer has environmental causes. (14—up)


New Groundwood Guides are The News by Peter Steven and Hip-Hop World by Dalton Higgins ($18.95 each, paper $10, 14—up).


Wheels for Walking ($8.95) by Sandra Richmond. A girl adjusts to her new life after a car accident leaves her paralyzed. (14—up)