Secret Life of the Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art & Science of Snowflakes ($17) by Kenneth Libbrecht, illus. by Vanessa Sorenson. Photos illustrate this examination of snowflakes. (8–12)


(IPG, dist.)

Curious Creatures ($14.95) by Barry Louis Polisar, illus. by David Clark. This collection of animal poems is a companion to Peculiar Zoo and Insect Soup. (7–9)


The Noisy Counting Book ($7.99) by Susan Schade and Jon Buller. Animals counting noisily interrupt a boy's fishing expedition. (up to 3)

Oh, Baby! Go, Baby! ($10.99) by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Jan Gerardi, is an interactive book based on Oh, the Places You'll Go! (up to 3)

Sweet Dreams Lullaby ($15.99) by Betsy E. Snyder. A bunny dreams about nature's bedtime. (up to 4)

Fuzzytails 123: A Touch-and-Feel Counting Book and Fuzzytails ABC: A Foldout Alphabet Book ($8.99 each) by Lisa McCue are textured concept books. (2–5)

The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out (Big Time) ($16.99) by Troy Cummings is a fractured fairytale version of the familiar rhyme. (3–5)

Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String ($15.99) by Bob Boyle shows what happens when friends work toward a common goal. (3–6)

Little Duck Says Quack! and Little Puppy Says Woof! ($8.99 each) by Judy Dunn, photos by Phoebe Dunn, are adapted from The Little Duck and The Little Puppy, and include a sound button. (4–6)

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen ($17.99) by Renee Watson, illus. by Shadra Strickland. Four friends describe how Hurricane Katrina affected their lives. (7–10)

Nature Girl ($16.99) by Jane Kelley. When she gets lost hiking the Appalachian Trail, a girl decides to make her way to Massachusetts to visit her best friend. (8–12)

The Sixty-Eight Rooms ($16.99) by Marianne Malone, illus. by Greg Call, is a tale set in the miniature rooms of the Chicago Art Institute's Children's Galleries. (8–12)

Turtle in Paradise ($16.99) by Jennifer L. Holm. When Turtle's mother goes to work for a woman who dislikes kids, Turtle goes to stay with relatives. (8–12)

Sunshine Picklelime ($16.99) by Pamela Ferguson, illus. by Christian Slade. A girl experiences dramatic life changes when one friend leaves and another one dies. (8–12)

Windblowne ($16.99) by Stephen Messer. After his uncle, a kite-flying champion, goes missing, Oliver flies a kite he's left behind and lands in a fantasy world. (8–12)

Bulu: African Wonder Dog ($15.99) by Dick Houston. A dog born on a Zambia farm becomes adoptive parent to orphaned animals. (9–12)

Unfamiliar Magic ($17.99) by R.C. Alexander. A witch whose mother won't let her learn magic decides to get an education. (10–14)

The Sons of Liberty ($12.99) by Alexander and Joseph Lagos is the debut book in a graphic novel series about the early days of this country. (10–up)

Ostrich Boys ($17.99) by Keith Gray follows three friends' quest to honor the memory of a friend who died. (12–up)

Thief Eyes ($16.99) by Janni Lee Simner. In Iceland, a girl whose mother disappears becomes entangled in an ancestor's potentially lethal spell. (12–up)

Party ($16.99) by Tom Leveen. Eleven teens headed to the same California party take turns telling their stories. (14–up)

The Lighter Side of Life and Death ($16.99) by C.K. Kelly Martin. When Mason's best friend rebuffs him after they sleep together, he becomes involved with an older woman. (14–up)


Sesame Beginnings offers Tummies! by Sarah Albee, illus. by Christopher Moroney ($5.99, up to 3). Teenie Greenies introduces Eco People on the Go! and The Little Composter by Jan Gerardi ($6.99 each, up to 4). Big Bird's Favorite Board Books adds Shake a Leg! by Constance Allen, illus. by Maggie Swanson ($4.99, up to 4). David Horvath's Ugly Colors joins Uglydolls ($7.99, up to 4). Sesame Street welcomes Plant a Tree for Me! by Naomi Kleinberg, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($6.99, 1–4). Cat in the Hat's Learning Library gains Would You Rather Be a Pollywog?: All About Pond Life by Bonnie Worth, illus. by Aristides Ruiz ($8.99, 5–8). And Beginner Books issues Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal, illus. by Joe Mathieu ($8.99, 5–8).

New Stepping Stone Books are Anna Maria's Gift by Janice Shefelman, illus. by Robert Papp; and The Very Little Princess by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles ($12.99 each, 6–9); and Magic Tree House: Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca ($12.99, 7–12). Step Into Reading greets Porky and Bess by Ellen Weiss and Mel Friedman, illus. by Marsha Winborn ($12.99, 7–9). Looking Glass Library issues The Book of Dragons and Five Children and It by E. Nesbit, illus. by H.R. Millar; The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, illus. by Arthur Hughes; and Twilight Land by Howard Pyle ($9.99 each, 8–12). Dragon Keepers adds The Dragon in the Library by Kate Klimo, illus. by John Shroades ($15.99, 8–12). N.D. Wilson's 100 Cupboards releases The Chestnut King ($17.99, 9–12). Joining Heck is Blimpo: The Third Circle of Heck by Dale Basye, illus. by Bob Dob ($16.99, 9–13). And The Five Ancestors presents Dragon by Jeff Stone ($15.99, 10–up).

Paperback Series

The Obernewtyn Chronicles continues with The Sending and The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody ($7.99 each, 12–up).


Oh, the Places You'll Go!Pop-Up by Dr. Seuss, pop-ups by David A. Carter ($28.99, limited edition $250), celebrates this book's 20th anniversary. (All ages)

Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug ($7.99) by J.D. Lester, illus. by Hiroe Nakata. This board book is a companion to Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants. (up to 3)

Clackers: Duck and Bunny ($5.99 each) by Luana Rinaldo are animal tales that make clacking noises. (up to 3)


Emily's Fortune ($14.99) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. In the Wild West, newly orphaned Emily teams up with another orphan to protect her inheritance from her uncle. (7–10)

Star in the Forest ($14.99) by Laura Resau. This novel reveals the hardships faced by a family of illegal immigrants. (7–10)

How to Survive Middle School ($15.99) by Donna Gephart is a story about accidentally getting famous. (8–12)

Melonhead and the Big Stink ($14.99) by Katy Kelly is a sequel to Melonhead. (8–12)

The Other Half of My Heart ($16.99) by Sundee Frazier. Biracial twins encounter prejudice while participating in a pageant for African-American girls. (9–12)

Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate ($15.99) by Thatcher Heldring is a follow-up to Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer. (9–12)

The Story of Cirrus Flux ($17.99) by Matthew Skelton. In 18th-century London, two orphans attempting to thwart their foes have a hot-air balloon adventure. (9–12)

Green ($16.99) by Laura Peyton Roberts. Lily discovers she is next in line to protect a clan of leprechauns. (10–up)

The Owl Keeper ($17.99) by Christine Brodien-Jones. A boy who's allergic to the sun finds he has the ability to fight the power of dark. (10–up)

That's Life, Samara Brooks ($15.99) by Daniel Ehrenhaft follows three eighth graders' quest to learn more about aliens, God, intelligent design, and each other. (10–up)

Honey Bees: Letters from the Hive ($16.99) by Stephen Buchmann with Banning Repplier. This look at bees and honey is based on the adult book, Letters from the Hive. (11–up)

After ($16.99) by Kristin Harmel. Lacey feels guilty about her father's death in a car accident. (12–up)

The Cardturner ($17.99) by Louis Sachar. Alton deals with his blind uncle and learns about the world of bridge. (12–up)

Dream of Life ($16.99) by Lauren Mechling is a companion to Dream Girl. (12–up)

The Fire Opal ($16.99) by Regina McBride. A teen must rescue the souls of her mother and sister after they are taken by a goddess of the Holy Isles. (12–up)

Gimme a Call ($17.99) by Sarah Mlynowski. Will a girl whose boyfriend is breaking up with her get the chance to relive her teen years? (12–up)

Heart to Heart ($12.99) by Lurlene McDaniel. An organ donor's dying wishes bring the families of three girls into contact. (12–up)

They Never Came Back ($16.99) by Caroline B. Cooney. A girl discovers her true identity and those of her fugitive parents. (12–up)

Token of Darkness ($16.99) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is a tale of ghosts and teens with psychic abilities. (12–up)

All Unquiet Things ($17.99) by Anna Jarzab. When a friend dies, two teens become reluctant allies to try to discover her killer's identity. (14–up)

The Dead-Tossed Waves ($17.99) by Carrie Ryan is a companion to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. (14–up)

The Knife That Killed Me ($16.99) by Anthony McGowan. This novel reveals how peer pressure causes a teen to slip up tragically. (14–up)

The Less-Dead ($16.99) by April Lurie. A teen experiences a crisis of faith while seeking the murderer of gay teens. (14–up)

Saving Maddie ($16.99) by Varian Johnson. A preacher's son falls in love with a troubled girl he's determined to save. (14–up)


I So Don't Do Mysteries adds I So Don't Do Makeup by Barrie Summy ($16.99, 10–up). Danger Zone continues with Ice Claw by David Gilman ($15.99, 11–up). The Necromancer joins The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott ($18.99, 12–up). Sebastian Darke returns in Prince of Explorers by Philip Caveney ($17.99, 12–up). And Scarlett Wakefield introduces Kiss in the Dark by Lauren Henderson ($15.99, 14–up).


I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It ($7.99) by Adam Selzer. In this satire, a teen unknowingly falls for one of the undead. (12–up)

The Mosts ($9.99) by Melissa Senate. After a summer in Italy, Madeline becomes part of the in crowd—but for how long? (12–up)

Crash Test Love ($8.99) by Ted Michael is a novel offering insight into the terrifying process of falling in love. (14–up)

Paperback Series

Step Back or Step Up debuts with Your Life, But Better and Your Life, But Cooler by Crystal Velasquez ($7.99 each, 8–12).



Read-Aloud Storybooks welcome Cinderella by Della Cohen and Toy Story 3 ($9.99 each, 3–8).


Ariel's Dolphin Adventure/Snow White's New Friend ($4.99) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez offers two stories starring Disney heroines. (3–7)

Off-Road Racers!/Crash Course! and Tow Truck Trouble/Lights Out! ($4.99 each) by Frank Berrios are stories based on the movie Cars. (3–7)

Talented Tink/Terrific Terence ($4.99) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez presents two tales starring Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. (3–7)

Toy Story/Toy Story 2 ($4.99) includes two stories and stickers. (3–7)

Toy Trouble ($3.99) retells a scene from Toy Story 3. (3–7)

Tinker Bell: Two Pirate Tales ($8.99) relays the swashbuckling adventures of Tinker Bell and pals. (6–10)

Toy Story 3: Junior Novelization ($4.99) features stills from this film. (8–12)

Paperback Series

Step Into Reading offers Big Friend, Little Friend by Melissa Lagonegro, The Great Toy Escape by Kitty Richards, and Toy to Toy by Tennant Redbank ($3.99 each, 4–6); A Dozen Fairy Dresses by Redbank and Beck's Bunny Secret ($3.99 each, 5–8); and Disney Fairies Story Collection ($7.99, 6–9). And new Stepping Stone Books are Woody's Wild Adventure ($4.99, 6–9); and Lily in Full Bloom by Laura Driscoll ($5.99, 6–10).


The Smash! Smash! Truck ($16.99) by Aidan Potts explores recycling. (5–8)

The Storyteller's Secrets ($15.99) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Peter Bailey, compiles poems. (5–12)

Flightsend ($15.99) by Linda Newbery. Charlie must adapt to life with her mother in their remote new home. (8–12)

Out of the Woods ($17.99) by Lyn Gardener is a sequel to Into the Woods. (8–12)

Boom! ($15.99) by Mark Haddon. An adventure ensues after two friends overhear their teachers speaking in a secret language. (10–up)


Barnaby Grimes returns in Legion of the Dead and Phantom of Blood Alley by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell ($16.99 each, 8–12).


Pantaloon ($17.99) by Kathryn Jackson, illus. by Steven Salerno, is a newly illustrated version of this tale about a poodle working in a bakery. (2–5)

Who's Your Daddy? ($7.99) by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Rick Peterson, is a lift-the-flap follow-up to Mama, Where Are You? and Mama, What's in There? (2–5)

Animal Soup ($10.99) by Todd Doodler. This book of mixed-up animals features flaps. (3–5)

The Grasshopper Hopped! ($8.99) by Elizabeth Alexander, illus. by Joung Un Kim, follows a grasshopper's hopping adventures. (3–6)

Easter Cut-Outs to Make ($6.99), illus. by Elizabeth Tedder, presents holiday cut-outs based on designs from the 1930s. (4–7)

We Planted a Tree ($17.99) by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Bob Staake. Two families in different parts of the world each plant a tree and watch it flourish. (5–8)


Pat the Bunny offers Bunny's Garden ($7.99, up to 4). New Little Golden Books are Baby's House by Gelolo McHugh, illus. by Mary Blair; Barbie in a Mermaid Tale by Mary Man-Kong; Bible Stories of Boys and Girls by Christin Ditchfield, illus. by Jerry Smath; A Day at the Seashore by Kathryn Jackson and Byron Jackson; I'm a T. Rex! by Dennis Shealy, illus. by Brian Biggs; and Wonders of Nature by Jane Werner Watson ($3.99 each, 2–5); Classic Characters of Little Golden Books ($19.95, 2–7); and Hero of the Rails by Reverend W. Awdry ($3.99, 3–7). And Thomas the Tank Engine adds Easter in Hardwick by Reverend W. Awdry ($5.99, 3–7).



New Golden Go-Along Books are Deputy Mater by Frank Berrios ($4.99, up to 2); and Buzz to the Rescue ($4.99, up to 4). And Little Golden Books will issue Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3 ($3.99 each, 2–5); and Disney Princess Little Golden Book Favorites, Volume 2 by Michael Teitelbaum, Don Williams, Sue DiCocco, Ron Dias, and Bill Lorencz ($6.99, 2–5).


Dancing Feet! ($16.99) by Lindsey Craig, illus. by Marc Brown, is a read-aloud celebrating dancing. (1–4)

The Thingamabob ($15.99) by Il Sung Na. When he stumbles upon a mysterious red object, a curious elephant tries to figure out its purpose. (2–5)

Please Take Me for a Walk ($15.99) by Susan Gal introduces a puppy who wants readers to take him for a walk. (3–6)

Inch by Inch ($16.99) by Leo Lionni celebrates the 50th anniversary of this fable about an inchworm. (3–8)

Barry the Fish with Fingers ($15.99) by Sue Hendra. A fish with fingers shows other fish all the useful things fingers can do. (4–8)

The Wicked Big Toddlah Goes to New York ($16.99) by Kevin Hawkes is a sequel to The Wicked Big Toddlah. (4–8)

Erroll ($15.99) by Hannah Shaw. What happens when a boy encounters a talking squirrel? (5–8)

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) ($17.99) by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Michael Emberley, is the tale of a reluctant reader and a librarian. (5–8)

Our Farm ($17.99) by Maya Lahr Gottfried, illus. by Robert Rahway Zakanitch, compiles poems and paintings featuring farm animals. (5–8)

Shake, Rattle & Turn That Noise Down!: How Elvis Shook Up Music, Me & Mom ($17.99) by Mark Alan Stamaty. The author recalls the impact of Elvis Presley's music. (5–8)

Lawn to Lawn ($17.99) by Dan Yaccarino. Left behind after a family moves, four lawn ornaments travel to find the girl they love. (5–9)

Busing Brewster ($16.99) by Richard Michelson, illus. by R.G. Roth, recounts a boy's experience with forced busing in 1970s Boston. (6–10)

Kickers: The Ball Hogs ($12.99) by Rich Wallace launches a four-book series centered on a fourth-grade soccer team. (7–10)

Animal Rescue Team: Gator on the Loose! ($12.99) by Sue Stauffacher is the debut book in a series in which family and friends remove wild animals from places they don't belong. (8–10)

The Dancing Pancake ($12.99) by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vreit-hoff. A girl copes with her parents' separation. (8–12)

The Fast and the Furriest ($15.99) by Andy Behrens. A dog show changes the lives of a boy and his dog. (8–12)

Rocky Road ($16.99) by Rose Kent. A girl's mother brings her and her deaf younger brother to a rundown town to open an ice cream shop. (8–12)

Sports Camp ($15.99) by Rich Wallace. Can the smallest boy at sports camp compete with bigger, older kids? (9–13)

To Come and Go Like Magic ($16.99) by Katie Pickard Fawcett. A girl is fascinated by her substitute teacher, who has returned home to Kentucky after traveling the world. (10–up)

The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin ($16.99) by Michael Beil. This mystery is a follow-up to The Red Blazer Girls. (10–up)

The Red Umbrella ($16.99) by Christina Diaz Gonzalez. In 1961, a Cuban teen moves to the U.S. as part of an operation to let children escape Castro's revolution. (10–up)

The Beautiful Between ($16.99) by Alyssa Sheinmel. Two teens develop a deep friendship when they share their secrets with one another. (12–up)

FDR's Alphabet Soup: New Deal America 1932–1939 ($19.99) by Tanya Bolden examines Franklin Roosevelt's administration. (12–up)

The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin ($16.99) by Josh Berk. Two unpopular kids in school solve the mystery of a murdered classmate. (12–up)

Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love ($15.99) by Pat Mora presents 50 love poems. (12–up)

Efrain's Secret ($16.99) by Sofia Quintero. An urban teen's attempt to leave one world behind for a better one could cost him everything. (12–up)

Poisoned Honey ($16.99) by Beatrice Gormley reimagines the life of Mary Magdalene. (12–up)

Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood ($16.99) by Jame Richards presents a fictionalized account of this 1889 flood. (12–up)

Vintage Veronica ($16.99) by Erica S. Perl. A loner follows her heart when she gets to know a co-worker at a vintage clothing store. (12–up)

A Little Wanting Song ($16.99) by Cath Crowley. Two girls who want different things realize they might be able to help each other get them. (14–up)

Split ($16.99) by Swati Avasthi. A teenager struggles to start a new live after escaping domestic abuse. (14–up)

Very LeFreak ($16.99) by Rachel Cohn. A hyper teen obsessed with her iPod, iPhone, and laptop enters an antielectronics rehab facility. (14–up)


The Gecko and Sticky continues with Sinister Substitute and The Power Potion by Wendelin Van Draanen, illus. by Stephen Gilpin ($12.99 each, 8–12).

Paperback Series

Lunch Lady returns in Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka ($6.99, 7–10).


Seaglass Summer ($15.99) by Anjali Banerjee. A girl who dreams of being a vet spends a summer helping her uncle from India at his animal clinic. (8–12)

Lawn Boy Returns ($12.99) by Gary Paulsen is a companion to Lawn Boy. (9–12)

The Ring of Five ($16.99) by Eoin McNamee launches a trilogy about a boy attending a school for spies. (10–up)

Woods Runner ($15.99) by Gary Paulsen follows Samuel's quest to rescue his abducted parents during the American Revolution. (12–up)

Folly ($15.99) by Marthe Jocelyn. Two intertwining stories set in Victorian London reveal how a young woman's folly leads to love. (14–up)


Calvin Coconut offers Dog Heaven by Graham Salisbury ($12.99, 7–10). And Effie Maloney stars in Love and Pollywogs from Camp Calamity by Mary Hershey ($15.99, 9–12).


Beaver Is Lost ($17.99) by Elisha Cooper. A beaver separated from his family must find his way home. (3–7)

Orangutans Are Ticklish: Fun Facts from an Animal Photographer ($16.99) by Steve Grubman with Jill Davis pairs photos with animal facts. (3–7)

Sunday Is for God ($17.99) by Michael McGowan, illus. by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson. A boy comes to appreciate church in this story about family and faith. (3–8)

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! ($17.99) by Jonah Winter, illus. by Red Nose Studio. Based on a real event, this story of a garbage-laden barge delivers an environmental message. (4–8)

How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps ($16.99) by Jennifer LaRue Huget, illus. by Edward Koren, gives subversive tips to kids with messy rooms. (4–8)

My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits ($17.99) by Hanoch Piven. A girl uses classroom objects to create portraits of others. (4–8)

Paris in the Spring with Picasso ($17.99) by Joan Yolleck, illus. by Marjorie Priceman, focuses on artists in early 20th-century Paris. (4–8)

A Very Big Bunny ($17.99) by Marisabina Russo. This story of large and small bunnies celebrates friendship and individuality. (4–8)

Northward to the Moon ($17.99) by Polly Horvath is a sequel to My One Hundred Adventures. (10–13)


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Beyond the Knock Knock Door ($8.99) by Scott Monk. Triplets discover an underground portal that can transport them to any planet. (9–12)

Blue Noise ($9.99) by Debra Oswald. Three teens find their voices while playing in a band together. (12–up)

Cupid's Arrow ($9.99) by Isabelle Merlin. After moving to a new home, Fleur discovers first love can be frightening. (12–up)

Posse ($8.99) by Kate Welshman. When four bored girls push the boundaries, one night at camp changes their lives. (14–up)

Paperback Series

Pen Pals Forever adds Summer Days by Lenny Pelling ($6.99, 5–7). And Belmont and the Dragon issues Mr. da Vinci's Time Machine by Robin Gold, illus. by Mark Zarb ($6.99, 7–9).


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)


Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God ($9.99) by Bill Condon. In the 1960s, a boy navigates love and friendship—and possibly murder. (14–up)


Alien Invaders ($16.95) by Lynne Huggins-Cooper, illus. by Bonnie Leick. A child compares small garden creatures to space invaders. (5–8)

Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off/El señor Marmota quiere el día libre ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Pat Stemper Vojta, illus. by Olga Levitskiy. A groundhog discovers he is well suited to his Groundhog Day duties in this tale available in bilingual and English editions. (5–8)

My Pal, Victor ($16.95) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, illus. by Robert Sweetland. The friendship between two boys transcends one boy's disability. (5–8)

Grandma's Pear Tree/El peral de Abuela ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Suzanne Santillan, illus. by Atilio Pernisco. In this book available in bilingual and English editions, Jessie learns that working with others is the best way to solve a problem. (5–8)

Nathan Saves Summer/Nathan rescata el verano ($16.95, paper $7.95) by Gerry Renert, illus. by Carrie Anne Bradshaw. This tale of a hippo who wants to be a lifeguard is available in bilingual and English editions. (5–8)


Zig and Wikki: Something Ate My Homework ($12.95) by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler. In this early-reader comic, two friends search for a pet. (4–8)


Benny and Penny return in The Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes ($12.95, 4–8).


Fisher-Price Let's Get Moving! ($9.99) is an oversize board book with flaps. (2–4)

Sesame Street Busy Friends: A Discovery Storybook ($14.99) promotes early learning concepts with flaps, wheels, and tabs. (2–5)

Disney Pixar Cars: A Carryalong Treasury ($14.99) offers five stories based on this film. (2–5)

Barbie What Shall I Do Today?: Carryalong Treasury ($14.99) follows Barbie and friends through various activities. (3–6)

Toy Story 3 Movie Theatre Storybook and Movie Projector ($24.99) is a picture book with flashlight projector and six story discs. (3–6)

Toy Story 3 Best Friends Magnetic Buddy Storybook ($15.99) includes a magnetic Woody doll that can be attached to scenes in the book. (3–6)

Dora the Explorer Movie Theater Storybook and Movie Projector ($19.99) is a book with projector based on this show. (3–6)

When I Grow Up Mix and Match ($8.99) features pages cut into three sections to switch and swap different jobs and surroundings. (3–6)

Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Mix and Match ($14.99) lets readers create dragon combinations by flipping die-cut pages. (3–7)

Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Storybook and 3-D Viewer ($15.99) is a book with 32 3-D images, based on this film. (4–9)


Jampacks offers Creative Paper Crafts, Build Your Own Dinosaurs, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Velveteen Rabbit ($8.99 each, 3–8).


Barbie in a Mermaid Tale Panorama Sticker Book ($7.99) is based on a direct-to-DVD movie. (3–8)

Marvel Heroes Super Origins Books and Magnetic Playset ($15.99) includes two books, as well as play scenes and magnets. (4–7)

Marvel Heroes Save the Day: A Panorama Sticker Book ($7.99) is a story book with panoramic scenes and stickers. (4–7)



Life of Shouty: GoodHabits($14.95) by NeonSeon. Shouty overcomes bad habits that prevent him fromrealizing his full potential in this first book in a planned series. (8-up)


I Feel Happy ($9.95) by Salina Yoon. Readers turn a wheel and use a puzzle piece to explore a baby's emotions. (1–4)

Party Animals ($17.95) by Kathy Lee Gifford, illus. by Peter Bay Alexandersen. This story about Lucy Goosy's party guest list includes a CD with song. (4–8)

A Feast of Freedom ($15.95) by Walter Staib and Jennifer Fox, illus. by Fernando Juarez, stars a mischievous mouse at Philadelphia's City Tavern in 1773. (4–8)

SteamPotVille ($15.95) by Steve Ouch is set in a land where cats moo, monkeys ride on horses, and cows fly. (4–8)

Lost Souls: Burning Sky ($17.95) by Mel Odom, created by Jordan Weisman, launches a trilogy, based on Mayan end-of-the-world prophesies, that includes board game and online components. (8–12)


Rebel in a Dress debuts with Adventurers and Cowgirls by Sylvia Branzei, illus. by Melissa Sweet ($12.95 each, 8–12).


Get Real ($10.95) by Mara Rockliff encourages kids to make smart choices about global issues and consumer spending. (10–up)

Paperback Series

Nanovor releases Prank Week by Seth Johnson, created by Jordan Weisman ($7.95, 8–12). And Star Crossed debuts with Aires Rising and Taurus Eyes by Bonnie Hearn Hill ($9.95 each, 12–up).