If Jesus Came to Visit Me ($8.99) by Jill Roman Lord, illus. by Renée Graef, suggests ways children can interact with Jesus. (4—6)

ABCs of Easter ($8.99) by Patricia Reeder Eubank is a holiday alphabet book. (5—8)


Jesus Loves Me ($6.99), illus. by Laura Logan, illustrates this song. (2—5)

Peter Cottontail's Busy Day ($6.99) by Joseph Ritchie, illus. by Lydia Halverson. Despite his many chores the day before, this bunny delivers treats on Easter. (2—5)

Counting Cows ($7.99) by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Mark Meyers. Cows dance and sing the night away. (3—5)

The Story of the Statue of Liberty ($6.99) by Michelle Prater Burke, illus. by Kathy Mitchell answers questions about this stature. (3—5)

The Star-Spangled Banner ($10.99) by Francis Scott Key, illus. by Nancy Minger, illustrates this anthem. (3—6)


Veggie Tales adds God Made You Special! by Greg Fritz ($12.99, 3—5). And joining Baby Looney Tunes is Hooray for Easter! by Michelle Medlock Adams, illus. by Adam Devaney ($12.99, 3—5).


(BookMasters, dist.)

Over the Rainbow ($17.95) by E.Y. Harburg, illus. by Eric Puybaret, is a book illustrating this song, plus CD. (4—8)

Prima Princessa's Ballet for Beginners: Featuring the School of American Ballet ($14.95) by Mary Kate Mellow and Stephanie Troeller, is structured like a ballet class for readers and set at this New York City school. (4—16)


(Consortium, dist.)

You Might Be a Monster: And Other Stories I Made Up ($15.95) by Atta Boy. In the title story, a boy claims he's a monster to avoid getting in trouble. (4—8)


Tales from the Chinese Zodiac adds The Year of the Tiger by Oliver Chin, illus. by Justin Roth ($15.95, 4—8).



Green Start adds animals everywhere and little helpers, both illus. by Jillian Phillips ($6.99 each, 3—up).

Paperback Series

Now I'm Reading! Read it • Write it • Draw it offers Frog Legs and The Trip, illus. by Nick Diggory, In the Hot Hot Sun and Bad Hair Day, illus. by Chris Sharp, and Milo the Monkey and Ham and Cheese, illus. by Sholto Walker, all by Nora Gaydos ($4.99 each, 4—7).



King Solomon and the Bee ($9.95), adapted by Dalia Hardof Renberg, illus. by Ruth Heller, retells a fable about a bee that stings this royal. (4—8)

The Kugel Valley Klezmer Band ($7.95) by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Richard Row. Will Shira be allowed to play fiddle in her father's all-male Klezmer band? (4—8)


Easter Parade ($14.95) by Andrea Green and Stephanie Nelson, illus. by Michiyo Nelson, paper engineering by Renee Jablow. Pop-ups reveal animals on parade. (All ages)


Paperback Series

Animal Antics A to Z debuts with Alexander Anteater's Amazing Act, Bobby Baboon's Banana Be-Bop, Corky Cub's Crazy Caps, and Dilly Dog's Dizzy Dancing by Barbara deRubertis, illus. by R.W. Alley ($7.95 each, 3—8). And Social Studies Connects adds The Best Mother's Day Ever by Eleanor May, illus. by MH Pilz ($5.95, 6—8).


The Remarkable Journey of Josh's Kippah ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Barbara Elissa, illus. by Farida Zaman. A kippah travels from a New York Bar Mitzvah to Israel and other countries. (3—8)

Tower of Babel ($17.95, paper $7.95) by A.S. Gadot, illus. by Cecilia Rebora, is a comedic retelling of this biblical story. (5—9)

Feivel's Flying Horses ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Heidi Smith Hyde, illus. by Johanna Van der Sterre, is based on the stories of Jewish woodcarvers who carved carousel horses on Coney Island. (5—9)

A Tale of Two Seders ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Mindy Avra Portnoy. A girl and her divorced parents adjust to their changed lives and create new family traditions. (5—9)

Benno and the Night of Broken Glass ($17.95, paper $7.95) by Meg Wiviott, illus. by Josée Bisaillon. A cat observes the changes in Berlin families during the period leading up to the Holocaust. (7—11)

Hot Pursuit ($16.95, paper $6.95) by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon, illus. by Craig Orback, recounts the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi. (8—11)


Jewish Comedy Stars ($9.95) by Norman Finkelstein profiles Jewish comedians of the 20th and early 21st centuries. (11—up)



Teenage Love Affair ($9.95) by Ni-Ni Simone follows If I Was Your Girl and Shortie Like Mine. (14—up)

Paperback Series

Beta Gamma Pi welcomes Got It Going On and Get What You Give by Stephanie Perry Moore ($9.95 each, 14—up). Drama High adds Culture Clash and Cold as Ice by L. Divine ($9.95 each, 14—up). And So For Real continues with Cool Like That by Nikki Carter ($9.95, 14—up).


(PGW, dist.)

The Mischievous Mom at the Art Gallery ($16.95) by Rebecca Eckler and Erica Ehm, illus. by Carrie Hartman, centers on a working mother. (3—up)

Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders ($9.95) by Kevin Sylvester launches the Neil Flambé Capers mystery series starring a 14-year-old chef. (10—up)


Mystery at Saddle Creek ($7.95) by Shelley Peterson is a horse mystery. (12—up)

And in the Morning ($7.95) by John Wilson. A teenage boy's enthusiasm for war is soon replaced by his struggle to survive. (12—up)

Paperback Series

Ghosthunters concludes with The Hunt for the Haunted Elephant by Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman ($8.95, 8—up).


Kitten's Spring ($14.95) by Eugenie Fernandes introduces animal sounds. (1—4)

C'mere Boy! ($16.95) by Sharon Jennings, illus. by Ashley Spires. A dog dreams of owning his very own boy. (3—7)

Willow's Whispers ($16.95) by Lana Button, illus. by Tania Howells, centers on a girl who has trouble being heard. (3—7)

Mattoo, Let's Play! ($16.95) by Irene Luxbacher spotlights the friendship between a boisterous girl and her shy cat. (3—7)

A Paddling of Ducks: Animals in Groups from A to Z ($16.95) by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Joseph Kelly, uses collective nouns to round up animals. (4—7)

Have You Ever Seen a Stork Build a Log Cabin? ($14.95) by Etta Kaner, illus. by Jeff Szuc, offers a lighthearted look at how animals construct shelters. (4—7)

Chester's Masterpiece ($18.95) by Mélanie Watt is a follow-up to Chester and Chester's Back! (4—8)

Monster Fliers: From the Time of the Dinosaurs ($16.95) by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by John Bindon, focuses on winged dinosaurs. (5—9)

Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be ($18.95) by Daniel Loxton introduces the theory of evolution. (8—13)

The Midnight Curse ($16.95, paper $8.95) by L.M. Falcone. This novel set in a spooky mansion involves a family curse. (9—12)

Ortega ($16.95) by Maureen Fergus is the tale of a talking gorilla. (9—12)

Girl in the Know: Your Inside-and-Out Guide to Growing Up ($18.95) by Anne Katz, illus. by Monika Melnychuk, offers advice to girls approaching puberty. (10—14)

Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces ($8.95) by Hadley Dyer, illus. by Mark Ngui, examines the importance and protection of public space. (10—14)

The Adventures of Jack Lime ($16.95, paper $8.95) by James Leck centers on a narcoleptic teenager who solves mysteries for his schoolmates. (10—14)

Think Again ($16.95) by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Julie Morstad, compiles four-line poems about first love. (10—up)

Virginia ($17.95, paper $8.95) by Susan Hughes is a suspense novel about faith and family secrets. (12—up)


Looking Closely gains Looking Closely Around the Pond by Frank Serafini ($16.95, 4—7).



Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure ($7.99) by Susan Marlow. Andi hopes a map showing old gold diggings will help her strike it rich. (12—up)


Puddle Pen Bible Stories ($12.99) by Juliet David, illus. by Stuart Martin. Using the pen included, children change pictures from black-and-white to color. (2—4)

Candle Bible for Toddlers: My Very First Easter ($6.99) by Juliet David, illus. by Helen Prole, retells the Easter story. (3—5)

Time for Bed Bible Stories ($12.99) by Juliet David, illus. by Sarah Pitt, offers 18 biblical tales. (3—5)

My First Story Bible ($12.99) by Tim Dowley, illus. by Roger Langton, introduces 39 abridged Old and New Testament stories. (4—7)

Paul's Travels ($14.99) by Tim Dowley is an interactive book that focuses on the life and ministry of the apostle Paul. (7—12)



Ancient Egypt: Dead Cities, Boy Kings, Moldy Mummies and Tombs of Treasure ($13.99) by Charlie Samuels. This guide to ancient Egypt includes foldout maps. (7—10)

World Almanac Notebook Atlas ($6.99) features maps and info to insert in a three-ring binder. (12—up)

Hammond Student Notebook Atlas ($3.99) contains world maps and facts. (12—up)

Paperback Series

Hammond Undercover launches with Sharks by Nancy Hajeski; Furious Earth, World War I, and Monsters by Amber Rose; and Going Green by Jennifer Acker ($13.99 each, 8—12).


Diario de Greg 3: ¡Esto es el colmo! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw) ($13.99) by Jeff Kinney, trans. by Esteban Morán, is a Spanish-language addition to the Wimpy Kid series. (9—12)



Island Sting ($11.99) by Bonnie Doerr. In this mystery, a girl tracks down the poacher of an endangered deer. (10—14)

I Was a Teenage Alien ($12.99) by Jane Greenhill. In order to save her brother, an alien becomes what she most fears: a teenage girl. (11—16)

For the Love of Strangers ($12.99) by Jacqueline Horsfall. Darya's journey from a Russian orphanage to a safe house fulfills an ancient prophesy. (11—up)

Freaksville ($16.99) by Kitty Keswick, illus. by Val Cox. Four teens trapped in a haunted theater battle ghosts and werewolves. (12—18)

Under My Skin ($16.99) by Judith Graves, illus. by Val Cox. Evil stalks Eryn's town as she struggles to control the beast within her. (12—18)


The Can Man ($18.95) by Laura E. Williams, illus. by Craig Orback. A boy who redeems cans to buy a skateboard instead donates the money to a homeless man. (5—10)

Seeds of Change ($18.95) by Jen Cullerton Johnson, illus. by Sonia Lynn Sadler, profiles Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. (6—11)

Sharing Our Homeland ($19.95) by Trish Marx, photos by Cindy Karp, spotlights two Israeli children—one Palestinian and one Jewish—attending the same summer camp. (6—11)

Yasmin's Hammer ($18.95) by Ann Malaspina, illus. by Doug Chayka. A Bangladeshi girl who helps support her family by working fulfills her dream of attending school. (6—11)

Amazing Faces ($18.95), selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Chris Soentpiet, compiles poetry by a multicultural group of writers. (6—up)

Only One Year ($16.95) by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Nicole Wong. Three siblings learn to love and trust each other again after one returns from a year in China. (7—11)

Paperback in Spanish

Armando y la escuela de lona azul (Armando and the Blue Tarp School) ($8.95) by Edith Hope Fine and Judith Pinkerton Josephson, illus. by Hernán Sosa (5—9). A boy living in a Tijuana trash dump gets to go to school. (5—9)


Noah's Bark ($16.95) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Rogé, explains how each animal on the ark came to make the sound it does today. (4—8)

Dino-Baseball ($16.95) by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott, is a follow-up to Dino-Hockey and Dino-Soccer. (5—9)

An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank ($22.95) by Elaine Marie Alphin, chronicles the ordeal of this man, who was convicted of rape in 1913 and lynched after Georgia's governor commuted his death sentence. (14—18)


Mallory returns in Mallory Goes Green! by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis ($15.95, 7—11). And Alien Agent adds Alien Encounter by Pamela F. Service, illus. by Mike Gorman ($16.95, 9—12).



One-of-a-Kind Stamps and Crafts ($7.95) by Kathy Ross, illus. by Nicole in den Bosch, explains how to make stamps from materials such as buttons and rubber bands. (7—11)


Paperback Series

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox debuts with The Meeting by Brigitte Luciani, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($6.95, 5—9). Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Detective starts up with Hamster and Cheese by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Stephanie Yue ($6.95, 7—11). Twisted Journeys gains School of Evil by Marie Croall, illus. by Sandy Carruthers; and Attack of the Mutant Meteors by Dan Jolley, illus. by David Witt ($7.95 each, 9—13). And The ElseWhere Chronicles adds The Calling by Nykko, illus. by Bannister ($6.95, 9—14).


The Punctuation Station ($16.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, introduces basic punctuation. (5—9)

But and For, Yet and Nor: What Are Conjunctions? ($15.95) by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable, explain conjunctions. (7—11)


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Growing Strong ($12.99) by Christina Goodings, illus. by Masumi Furukawa, discusses how to develop healthy bodies and minds. (5—7)


Two-Minute Stories releases Two-Minute Animal Stories by Elena Pasquali, illus. by Nicola Smee ($12.99, 3—5).


A Small Brown Dog with a Wet Pink Nose ($16.99) by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illus. by Linzie Hunter. When her parents say she can't get a dog, Amelia adopts an invisible one. (3—6)

The EARTH Book ($9.99) by Todd Parr. This guide to caring for the earth includes a poster with go-green tips. (3—6)

I Can Be Anything! ($16.99) by Jerry Spinelli, illus. by Jimmy Liao. A boy dreams of whimsical things he can do when he grows up. (3—6)

Shark vs. Train ($16.99) by Chris Barton, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. These two characters square off in such contests as piano playing and pie eating. (3—6)

The Very Fairy Princess ($16.99) by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier. Though it's demanding, Geraldine loves being a princess. (3—6)

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down ($16.99) by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney, tells of four black students' now famous sit-in at a “whites only” lunch counter in 1960. (6—up)

13 Treasures ($15.99) by Michelle Harrison. Tanya learns that beyond the dark woods lies a mystery that threatens to trap humans in the fairy realm. (8—12)

Beryl: A Pig's Tale ($14.99) by Jane Simmons. A pig leaves her farm in search of a family that will love her. (8—12)

Dewey the Library Cat ($15.99) by Vicky Myron and Bret Witter is a middle-grade adaptation of the story about a kitten abandoned in a library's book drop. (8—12)

Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles: The Brimstone Key ($15.99) by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis launches a series about students being trained to fight a villain who wants to mesh the human and fairy worlds. (8—12)

Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja ($15.99) by Simon Higgins. A young agent for an elite band of ninja spy warriors in medieval Japan must stop an evil warlord. (8—12)

Mousehunter: The Curse of Mousebeard ($15.99) by Alex Milway is a sequel to Mousehunter. (8—12)

Smells Like Dog ($15.99) by Suzanne Selfors. When his explorer uncle goes missing, Homer discovers that his dog has a hidden talent: he can smell treasure. (8—12)

Guardian of the Dead ($17.99) by Karen Healey. A girl at a New Zealand boarding school becomes entangled in a war with Maori fairy people. (12—up)

Happyface ($16.99) by Stephen Emond. Journal entries and sketches tell the story of a shy, artistic boy who decides to reinvent himself. (12—up)

The Prince of Mist ($17.99) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón reveals a mystery involving sunken ships and a prince who wants to collect on an old debt. (12—up)

Ship Breaker ($17.99) by Paolo Bacigalupi. One hundred years in the future, a boy must choose between following his dreams and doing the right thing. (12—up)

Sorta Like a Rock Star ($16.99) by Matthew Quick. When tragedy strikes, an optimistic girl who lives on a bus is tested. (12—up)

Thirteen Days to Midnight ($16.99) by Patrick Carman. The lines between right and wrong blur when Jacob tries to use his indestructibility to better the world. (12—up)

The River ($16.99) by Mary Jane Beaufrand. After finding the body of a girl, Veronica discovers a dark secret. (15—up)

Sisters Red ($16.99) by Jackson Pearce. Two sisters who have spent their lives fighting evil werewolves grow apart when they need each other most. (15—up)


Rumblewick's Diary adds My Unwilling Witch Gets a Makeover by Hiawyn Oram, illus. by Sarah Warburton ($9.99, 6—9). Crossing Over by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel joins Suddenly Supernatural ($10.99, 8—12). Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita presents Broadway Lights ($16.99, 12—up). And Darren Shan's The Demonata offers Hell's Heroes ($16.99, 15—up).


Med Head: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain ($8.99) by James Patterson and Hal Friedman adapts Patterson's Against Medical Advice, the story of a teen living with Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. (10—up)

Paperback Series

Super Hero Squad gains Iron Man Springs into Action! by Kirsten Mayer ($5.99, up to 3); and Hulk Saves the Day! by Chris Strathearn and Meet the Superhero Squad! by Lucy Rosen ($3.99 each, 3—6). Despicable Me releases My Dad the Super Villain by Lucy Rosen and The World's Greatest Villain by Kirsten Mayer ($3.99 each, 3—6); and The Junior Novel by Annie Auerbach ($5.99, 8—12). Iron Man 2 issues Iron Man Fights Back and Man vs. Whiplash by Jodi Huelin and Iron Man's Friends and Foes and Meet the Black Widow by Lisa Shea ($3.99 each, 3—6); and the Junior Novel by Alexander Irvine ($5.99, 8—12). And Matt Christopher's Sport Series continues with The Home Run Kid Races On, Hot Shot, and World Cup ($4.99 each, 8—12).


Boy of Mine and Girl of Mine ($6.99 each) by Jabari Asim, illus. by LeUyen Pham, are board books inspired by “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Rock-a-Bye Baby.” (up to 3)

Seashore Baby ($7.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld, is a lift-the-flap board book set at the beach. (up to 3)

Sleepy Kittens ($7.99) by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, illus. by Eric Guillon. Finger puppets accompany this story, which is read in the upcoming film, Despicable Me. (up to 3)

Twinkle, Twinkle You're My Star ($7.99) by Sandra Magsamen is a board book with a sound chip that plays this lullaby. (up to 3)

Where's My Sweetie Pie? ($7.99) by Ed Emberley. This board book with a heart-shaped cover features flaps revealing hiding animals. (up to 3)


The Daughters ($16.99) by Joanna Philbin. Lizzie and her two best friends rely on each other to survive the attention spawned by their parents' celebrity. (12—up)

Reality Check ($16.99) by Jen Calonita. Participating in a TV reality show tests the friendship of four friends. (12—up)

Paperback Series

Alphas continues with Movers and Fakers by Lisi Harrison ($9.99, 12—up). Harrison's The Clique adds These Boots Are Made for Stalking ($9.99, 12—up). Poseur by Rachel Maude releases All That Glitters Is Not Gucci ($9.99, 13—up). City of Angels by Zoey Dean joins The A—List: Hollywood Royalty ($9.99, 15—up). And The It Girl, created by Cecily von Ziegesar, offers Classic ($9.99, 15—up).


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Think Yourself Gorgeous ($14.99) by Anita Naik. This guide to the early teenage years aims to encourage girls' self-confidence. (12—up)


(IPG, dist.)

Ruby and Leonard and the Great Big Surprise ($14.99) by Judith Rossell. Two mice bake cupcakes. (3—5)

Two Bad Teddies ($14.99) by Kilmeny Niland. Two bears set out to show a newcomer that they're the bosses of the toy box. (3—5)

Paperback Series

Audrey by Christine Harris, illus. by Ann James, welcomes Audrey's Big Secret ($7.99, 6—10). Scratch Kitten returns in Scratch Kitten and the Terrible Beasties by Jessica Green, illus. by Mitch Vane ($6.99, 7—9). And Little Horrors issues Flax the Feral Fairy by Tiffany Mandrake, illus. by Martin Chatterton ($6.99, 8—12).



My So-Called Death ($9.95) by Stacey Jay. A high school sophomore becomes a member of the undead after a freak cheerleading accident. (12—up)

The Alpha Bet ($9.95) by Stephanie Hale is about a bookworm who must pass a series of alphabetical tasks to become part of the in crowd. (12—up)

The Buccaneer's Apprentice ($9.95) by V. Briceland. A teenager commandeers a pirate ship to save the magical city of Cassaforte. (12—up)

Choppy Socky Blues ($9.95) by Ed Briant is this illustrator's first novel, in which a 14-year-old exaggerates his karate skills to impress a girl. (12—up)

The Daykeeper's Grimoire ($9.95) by Christy Raedeke launches the Prophecy of Days series, when 16-year-old Caity gets wrapped up in an international conspiracy. (12—up)

Shadows of the Redwood ($9.95) by Gillian Summers is the first book in the Scions of Shadow trilogy, starring half-elf Keelie Heartwood. (12—up)

The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice ($9.95) by Ann Finnin. In 15th-century France, a teenager with magical abilities faces execution by the Church. (12—up)

Albatross ($9.95) by Josie Bloss. Tess falls in love with a boy whose behavior resembles that of her abusive father. (14—up)

Light Beneath Ferns ($9.95) by Anne Spollen is the story of a girl obsessed with bones, and the strange boy she meets in a nearby cemetery. (14—up)

Exit Strategy ($9.95) by Ryan Potter. Zach tries to uncover a steroid ring while dreaming of escaping his working-class Detroit neighborhood. (14—up)

Gigged ($9.95) by Heath Gibson is about a junior ROTC cadet trying to escape the pain of his mother's death and his soldier father's absence. (14—up)

A Blue So Dark ($9.95) by Holly Schindler. Aura fears ending up like her schizophrenic mother, who she cares for in secret. (14—up)


The Princess's New Dress ($9.99) by Lea Zero, illus. by Marie Allen. This board book introduces a princess who has a dress to match every color of the rainbow. (2—5)

The Little Dragon Who Couldn't Breathe Fire ($9.99) by Claire Belmont, illus. by Czes Pachela, is a board-book tale celebrating differences. (2—5)

Don't Worry, Joey ($9.99) by Addie Meyer Sanders, illus. by Andrew Rowland. On a visit to his grandparents, Joey overcomes his fear of the unknown. (2—5)


Baby's Touch-and-Feel debuts with Morning Time, Playtime, Mealtime, and Bedtime by Claire Belmont, illus. by Roz Fulcher ($10.99 each, up to 3). Launching Belmont's Pop-Up Vehicles, illus. by Paul Dronsfield, are Rescue Vehicles, Construction Vehicles, Flying Vehicles, and Sea Vehicles ($9.99 each, 2—5). Search & Find opens with Search & Find in the Castle, Search & Find on the Spaceship, Search & Find in the Pyramid, and Search & Find on the Pirate Ship by Ken Golden ($7.99 each, 3—5). And Go Wild! Animal Jigsaw Puzzle Books by Claire Belmont starts up with Sharks, Whales, and Other Awesome Sea Creatures; Lions, Tigers, and Other Big Cats; Monkeys, Apes, and Other Amazing Primates; and Snakes, Lizards, and Other Cool Reptiles ($14.99 each, 4—6).


The Archaeolojesters ($10.95) by Andreas Oertel. In this novel, an archaeological hoax puts a Manitoba town on an ancient Egyptian map. (9—12)

Green Careers: You Can Make Money AND Save the Planet ($16.95) by Jennifer Power Scott offers stories of 30 individuals with successful environmental careers. (13—up)

Somewhere in Blue ($14.95) by Gillian Cummings. After Sandy's father dies, her sadness pulls her a little further away each day. (14—up)

Paperback Series

Grim Hill gains The Family Secret by Linda DeMeulemeester ($10.95, 9—12).


(Consortium, dist)


The Big Book of China: A Guided Tour Through 5,000 Years of History and Culture ($22.95) by Qicheng Wang. Illustrations showcase China's geography, art, and customs through the centuries. (All ages)




There Are No Words ($9.95) by Mary Calhoun Brown. After a painting transports her back to 1918, a mute girl finds herself able to speak. (12-up)