THAMES & HUDSON
Timmy the Tug ($19.95) by Ted Hughes, illus. by Jim Downer. Watercolors illustrate a facsimile of the original manuscript of this poem, written in the 1950s. (All ages)
My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories ($19.99) compiles close to 200 illustrated biblical tales. (6—12)
My Little Girl releases Love Your Heart by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas ($16.99, 3—8).
God's Promises for Girls and God's Promises for Boys ($12.99 each) by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker organize biblical verse by subject. (6—10)
Amish Fiction debuts with A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller ($9.99, 8—12).
This Little Piggy ($8.95) by Hannah Wood is a padded board-book version of this nursery rhyme. (2—5)
Bella: The Birthday Party and Bella: The Fairy Ball ($9.95 each) by Mandy Stanley follow the adventures of this rabbit. (2—5)
The Bear with the Sticky Paws Won't Go to Bed ($15.95) by Clara Vuillamy is the third adventure starring this messy bear. (3—7)
The Best Pet Ever ($15.95) by Victoria Roberts, illus. by Deborah Allwright. A girl turns ordinary objects into imaginary pets. (3—7)
Home ($15.95) by Alex Smith follows fours animal friends who go their separate ways before realizing there's no place like home. (3—7)
Touch, Look, and Learn! adds Animals Go and Animals Talk, illus. by Emily Bolam ($5.95 each, 2—4).
The Lunch Thief ($16.95) by Anne Bromley, illus. by Robert Casilla. Rafael offers friendship and food to the needy boy who stole his lunch. (6—10)
One of Us ($16.95) by Peggy Moss, illus. by Penny Weber. Will Roberta fit in with kids who think it's important to be alike or with a group that appreciates diversity? (6—10)
Moonwatchers: A Family Celebrates Ramadan ($16.95) by Reza Jalali, illus. by Anne Sibley O'Brien, reveals how a Muslim family in America observes this holiday. (6—10)
Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie continues with Dead Guy Spy and Good Soup by David Lubar ($5.99 each, 8—12).
For the Win ($17.99) by Cory Doctorow. Four teens who've mastered multiplayer online games form a conspiracy to crash the economy of every virtual world. (13—up)
Jack: Secret Circles ($15.99)
by F. Paul Wilson is book two of the Harbingers trilogy. (13—up)
Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2 ($13.95) by Steve Badillo discusses skateboarding tricks and those who invented them. (10—up)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Jumping to Confusions ($8.99) by Liz Rettig. Twin sisters fall for the same boy. (12—up)
Witch Baby and Me introduces Witch Baby by Debi Gliori ($7.99, 7—9). And Superstar High offers Nobody's Angels by Isabella Cass ($8.99, 9—12).
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
The Anarchist's Angel ($8.99) by Gareth Thompson. A teen with a disfigured face finds solace in a relationship with a mysterious gypsy girl. (12—up)
The Strawberry Picker ($8.99) by Monika Feth. Love sidetracks Jenna's search for the serial killer who murdered her friend. (14—up)
TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS/RED FOX
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Daisy returns in Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos, Daisy and the Trouble with Giants, and Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens by Kes Gray, illus. by Nick Sharratt and Garry Parsons ($7.99 each, 7—9).
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Amina and the Shell ($8.99) by Deborah Alexander, illus. by Kim Harley. In this tale set in the tropics, a girl discovers a town inhabited by giants. (3—5)
Reading Between the Lions ($7.99) by Gillian Swordy, illus. by Leighton Noyes. Lionel turns to two stone lions in his garden for help in dealing with a school bully. (3—5)
Siddharth and Rinki ($9.99) by Addy Farmer, illus. by Karin Littlewood. When the new boy in school loses his toy elephant, his classmates help him find it. (3—5)
North American Animals ($9.99) by Dawne Allette, illus. by Alan Baker. Rhyming text and art introduce animals. (5—7)
Barack Obama ($8.99) by Dawne Allette offers a biography of President Obama. (9—11)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Bansi O'Hara and the Bloodline Prophesy ($8.99) by John Dougherty. Visiting her grandmother in Ireland, Bansi discovers mystical creatures and a prophesy about her birth. (9—12)
Fiesta Babies ($12.99) by Carmen Tafolla, illus. by Amy Córdova. During a fiesta, children sing, dance, and march on parade. (1—3)
I Am a Backhoe ($12.99) by Anna Grossnickle Hines. A boy imagines himself to be different types of trucks. (1—4)
Ooh La La Polka-Dot Boots ($14.99) by Ellen Olson-Brown, illus. by Christiane Engel, celebrates snazzy rain boots. (2—4)
Bird & Birdie in A Fine Day ($14.99) by Ethan Long presents three stories about bird friends. (3—5)
The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered Baby Brigade ($15.99) by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Tracy Dockray. Babies stage a protest crawl to make their demands known to parents. (3—6)
The Falling Raindrop ($14.99) by Neil Johnson and Joel Chin. A newborn raindrop falls happily from the sky and then worries about what might happen next. (3—6)
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth ($15.99) by Mary McKenna Siddals, illus. by Ashley Wolff, outlines ingredients for creating earth-friendly compost. (3—7)
The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez ($15.99) by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Tom Lintern. When a Mexican-American boy loses his tooth, tooth fairies from both the U.S. and Mexico show up to collect. (4—7)
Drum City ($15.99) by Thea Guidone, illus. by Vanessa Newton. A boy drumming in his yard inspires neighborhood kids to join in. (4—7)
Signed, Abiah Rose ($15.99) by Diane Browning. In pioneer days, a young painter is told not to sign her work because artists were expected to be men. (5—7)
The Firehouse Light ($15.99) by Janet Nolan, illus. by Marie Lafrance, tells the true story of a firehouse light that has remained lit for more than 100 years. (5—8)
The Tilting House ($15.99) by Tom Llewellyn. In this mystery, a family moves into a house with tilted floors and strange notes on the walls. (8—11)
Busy Birdies by John Schindel, photos by Steven Holt, is a new Busy Books title ($6.99, up to 3).
Which Way? ($15.95) by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Tom Slaughter, introduces road signs, directions, stoplights, and other sights one sees on a journey. (2—5)
Topsy-Turvy Town ($17.95) by Luc Melanson. A boy lives in a town where it rains broccoli and police march to a very different beat. (2—5)
I Like to Play ($12.95) by Marla Stewart Konrad is a photo essay focusing on children around the world at play. (3—6)
Grand ($12.95) by Marla Stewart Konrad spotlights the closeness between grandparents and grandchildren regardless of location or circumstance. (3—6)
Sail Away with Me ($15.95) by Jane Collins-Philippe, illus. by Laura Beingessner, compiles poems about the sea. (3—6)
Here Comes the Bride ($17.95) by Beatrice Masini, illus. by Anna Laura Cantone. An Italian wedding-dress seamstress gets carried away while creating her own gown. (4—7)
Nana's Getting Married ($17.95) by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illus. by Georgia Graham. A boy struggles with the changes that his grandmother's courtship brings. (4—7)
So Close ($17.95) by Natalia Colombo. Both Mr. Duck and Mr. Rabbit are lonely, so why do they always rush past one another in the street? (4—7)
The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew ($17.95) by Maxwell Newhouse. A group of kids work together to improve their neighborhood. (4—7)
The Red Scarf ($17.95) by Anne Villeneuve. In this nearly wordless tale, a taxi driver finds adventure when he tries to return the scarf a passenger left behind. (5—7)
Talking Tails: The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets ($22.95) by Anne Love and Jane Drake, illus. by Bill Slavin, examines the bond between humans and their pets. (9—12)
Grease Town ($15.95) by Ann Towell. In 1863, a boy is torn between loyalty to his family and his relationship with a black friend. (10—14)
The Boy Sherlock Holmes adds The Secret Fiend by Shane Peacock ($19.95, 10—14).
Mrs. Kaputnik's Pool Hall ($9.95) by Rona Arato. Two children, their mother, and a baby dragon arrive in New York from Russia, hoping to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance. (8—11)
Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures and Alison Dare: The Heart of the Maiden ($12.95 each) by J. Torres, illus. by Jason Bone. These graphic novels relay the adventures of a globe-trotting heroine. (8—11)
Cyclist BikeList ($17.95) by Laura Robinson, illus. by Ramón Pérez, is a guide to bikes, their components, and famous cyclists. (9—up)
No Moon ($12.95) by Irene Watts. A teenage nursemaid overcomes her fear of the ocean to travel with the family she loves on the Titanic. (9—up)
Me and Death: An Afterlife Adventure ($12.95) by Richard Scrimger. A teen who is hit by a car visits the afterworld and then returns to earth. (11—up)
London Confidential presents Asking for Trouble and Through Thick & Thin by Sandra Byrd ($6.99, 8—12).
TYNDALE HOUSE/TYNDALE KIDS
Bible Jumble for Kids ($9.99) by Christopher Hudson compiles Bible facts and trivia. (8—12)
I Love God's Green Earth ($12.99) by Michael and Caroline Carroll offers devotions about creation. (8—12)
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Dance of the Eggshells: Baille de los Cascarones ($18.95) by Carla Aragón, trans. by Socorro Aragón and George Gonzales, illus. by Kathy Dee Saville. A Santa Fe woman shares a cultural tradition with her grandchildren. (6—up)
Powering the Future: New Energy Technologies ($24.95) by Eva Thaddues reveals scientists' work to find cost-effective ways to harness alternative energy sources. (9—up)
What Are Global Warming and Climate Change? Answers for Young Readers ($24.95) by Chuck McCutcheon offers info and activities relating to these phenomena. (9—up)
VISION WORKS PUBLISHING
Little Arm & Me ($17) by Mutiya Vision, illus. by DeAriesha. A girl born with an underdeveloped arm overcomes her physical limitations. (All ages)
VIZ MEDIA/VIZ KIDS
(Simon & Schuster, dist.)
ChocoMimi adds Volume 3 by Konami Sonoda ($7.99, all ages). Dinosaur King launches with Volume 1 by Yohei Sakai ($7.99, all ages). Dragon Ball: Chapter Books issues Volume 6 by Akira Toriyama ($4.99, all ages). Happy Happy Clover continues with Volume 4 by Sayuri Tatsuyama ($7.99, all ages). Leave it to PET! presents Volume 4 by Kenji Sonishi ($7.99, all ages). The Legend of Zelda offers Volume 9 by Akira Himekawa ($7.99, all ages). Naruto: Chapter Books gains Volume 11 by Masashi Kishimoto ($4.99, all ages). Pokémon Adventures welcomes Volume 5 by Hidenori Kusaka ($7.99, all ages). And Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl Adventure! introduces Volume 6 by Shigekatsu Ihara ($7.99, all ages).
VIZ MEDIA/SHOJO BEAT
(Simon & Schuster, dist.)
Cactus's Secret debuts with Volume 1 by Nana Haruta ($9.99, 13—up). Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You adds Volume 3 by Karuho Shiina ($9.99, 13—up). Mixed Vegetables presents Volume 7 by Ayumi Komura ($9.99, 13—up). Otomen continues with Volume 5 by Aya Kanno ($9.99, 13—up). And St. Dragon Girl greets Volume 6 by Natsumi Matsumoto ($9.99, 13—up).
VIZ MEDIA/SHONEN JUMP
(Simon & Schuster, dist.)
Bleach issues Volume 30 by Tite Kubo ($9.99, 13—up). Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo releases Volume 3 by Yoshio Sawai ($9.99, 13—up). Dragon Ball Z, VIZBig Edition presents Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama ($17.99, 13—up). Naruto introduces Volume 47 by Masashi Kishimoto ($9.99, 13—up). Slam Dunk gains Volume 8 by Takehiko Inoue ($9.99, 13—up). Tegami Bachi welcomes Volume 2 by Hiroyuki Asada ($9.99, 13—up). Toriko starts up with Volume 1 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro ($9.99, 13—up). Ultimo launches with Volume 1, created by Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei, illus. by Hiroyuki Takei ($9.99, 13—up). Waqwaq adds Volume 4 by Ryu Fujisaki ($9.99, 13—up). And Yu-Gi-Oh! R issues Volume 4 by Naoyuki Kageyama ($9.99, 13—up).
My Circus ($9.99) by Xavier Deneux spotlights circus performers. (up to 3)
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair ($15.99) by Lee Fox, illus. by Jennifer Plecas, introduces a girl who refuses to use a hairbrush. (3—6)
Mommy Is a Soft, Warm Kiss and Daddy Is a Cozy Hug ($14.99 each) by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Maggie Smith, comes with a greeting card that celebrates parents. (3—6)
Animal Crackers Fly the Coop ($16.99) by Kevin O'Malley, offers a twist on the Brothers Grimm's “The Brementown Musicians.” (4—8)
Abigail Iris: The Pet Project ($14.99) by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg, illus. by Joy Allen, is a sequel to Abigail Iris: The One and Only. (7—10)
The Summer of Moonlight Secrets ($15.99) by Danette Haworth centers on a girl living in an antebellum hotel and a mysterious selkie girl. (8—12)
The Drake Chronicles: Hearts at Stake ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Alyxandra Harvey launches a series starring a reluctant vampire princess. (12—up)
In a Heartbeat ($16.99) by Loretta Ellsworth is told from the perspectives of a teen who recently died and the girl who received her transplanted heart. (12—up)
Dirty Little Secrets ($16.99) by C.J. Omololu is a novel about a teenager dealing with her mother's compulsive hoarding. (12—up)
Demon Princess: Reign Check ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Michelle Rowen is a sequel to Demon Princess. (12—up)
Poser ($16.99, paper $8.99) by Sue Wyshynski. After a lie gets Tallulah labeled a poser by the in crowd, she learns how to surf and makes a friend. (12—up)
Split ($16.99) by Stefan Petrucha. When his mother dies, Wade experiences a split in consciousness that takes him to two different worlds. (14—up)
Rules of Attraction ($16.99, paper $9.99) by Simon Elkeles is a sequel to Perfect Chemistry. (14—up)
Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up ($14.99) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Robert Leighton, examines the history behind people's behinds. (8—12)
Hero.com/Villain.net releases Hero.com: Virus Attack and Villain.net: Dark Hunter by Andy Briggs ($7.99 each, 10—14).
THE WILD ROSE PRESS/CLIMBING ROSES
March Misfit ($11.99) by Barbara Stremikis. When a mudslide kills her parents, Cara takes solace in caring for an autistic child. (10-15)
The Stillburrow Crush ($14.99) by Linda Kage. Shy Carrie wonders how the football player she has a crush on could love someone like her. (12-up)
Confessions of a Teenage Psychic ($14.99) by Pamela Woods-Jackson. Caryn keeps her psychic abilities under wraps, but her friend blurts out the truth on TV. (12-up)
Star Wars: A Scanimation Book ($14.95) by Rufus Seder uses this technology to animate 12 scenes from Star Wars films. (8—up)
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists ($12.95) by Sean Connelly compiles science experiments. (9—up)
Boynton on Board presents Perfect Piggies! by Sandra Boynton ($6.95, 1—4).
The Kids Make It Better Book ($8.95) by Suzy Becker reveals real kids' answers to problems and provides space for readers to record their own solutions. (6—9)
Bananagrams for Kids ($9.95) by Abe and Rena Nathanson. This collection of 130 word puzzles was inspired by the popular game. (8—11)
Indestructibles Books introduces Plip Plop Pond!, Jungle Rumble!, and Mama and Baby! by Kaaren Pixton; and Humpty Dumpty, Hey, Diddle Diddle, and Mary Had a Little Lamb by Jonas Sickler ($4.95 each, infant—up). New Brain Quest Write & Erase Sets are Brain Quest Alphabet, Brain Quest Numbers, Brain Quest Phonics, and Brain Quest Shapes & Colors by the editors of Brain Quest ($8.95 each, 2—up). And DC Comics Fandex Deluxe Edition by Randall Lotowycz is a new Deluxe Fandex book ($12.95, 10—up).
SEX: A Book for Teens: An Uncensored Guide to Your Body, Sex, and Safety ($16.95) by Nikol Hasler, illus. by Michael Capozzola, is a guidebook for teenagers (15—up)
Take Me with You: Off-to-College Advice from One Chick to Another ($14.95) by Nikki Roddy offers girl-to-girl advice about college life. (16—up)
Katy Lambright debuts with Katy's New World and Katy's Debate by Kim Vogel Sawyer ($9.99 each, 13—16). Starlighter launches Dragons of Starlight by Bryan Davis ($9.99, 13—16). The Watchers Chronicles opens with The Prophecy by Dawn Miller ($9.99, 15—18). Real Life by Nancy Rue kicks off with Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book and Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble ($9.99 each, 13—16). On the Runway starts up with Premiere and Catwalk by Melody Carlson ($9.99 each, 13—16). The Rayne Tour by Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins adds Final Touch ($9.99, 13—16). And Carter House Girls concludes with Spring Breakdown and Last Dance both by Carlson ($9.99 each, 13—16).
Just Like You ($15.99) by Marla Stewart Konrad, illus. by Lin Wang, reveals newborn babies from around the world. (4—7)
K Is for Kite ($15.99) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by Kim Gatto, offers an alphabetical look at springtime experiences. (4—7)
Let's Have a Daddy Day ($15.99) by Karen Kingsbury, illus. by Dan Andreasen, spotlights special times shared by fathers and children. (4—7)
The Story of the Easter Robin ($15.99) by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Anna Vojtech. A girl learns about the legend of the robin's red breast. (4—7)
Never Blame the Umpire ($12.99) by Gene Fehler. Kate writes poems to express her feelings after her mother is diagnosed with cancer. (9—12)
The Aedyn Chronicles debuts with Chosen Ones by Alister McGrath ($14.99, 9—12). And Living Lights Berenstain Bears issues The Berenstain Bears Discover God's Creation, The Berenstain Bears Do Their Best, The Berenstain Bears Hurry to Help, and The Berenstain Bears Learn toShare by Stan and Jan Berenstain with Michael Berenstain ($6.99 each, 4—7).
The Keeper: The Tim Howard Story and Toward the Goal: The Kaká Story ($5.99 each) by Jeremy Jones relay the stories of these celebrated soccer players. (9—12)
Online with God ($9.99) by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton. This 90-day devotional written in blog format focuses on the challenges of growing up in a tech-crazy world. (9—12)
Cecil and Friends by Andrew McDonough continues with Dave the Donkey, an Easter Story; The Gardener and the Vine; and Jesus and the Children ($4.99 each, 4—7). Living Lights Berenstain Bears presents The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done and The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage by Jan and Mike Berenstain ($3.99 each, 4—7). I Can Read offers Adam and Eve, God's First People; Moses, God's Brave Servant; Noah and God's Great Promise; and Jesus, the Easter Story, all illus. by Dennis Jones ($3.99 each, 4—7). And Tales from the Back Pew by Mike Thaler introduces Vacation Bible Snooze ($4.99, 6—9).
Now that you've seen what publishers are offering this spring, how about a preview of titles that will hit bookstore shelves this fall? Visit publishersweekly.com/fall2010sneakpreviews to read our fall 2010 Sneak Previews, available exclusively online.