(PGW, dist.)

RED: A Haida Manga ($16.95) by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The protagonist of this graphic novel seeks revenge for his sister's kidnapping. (12—up)


(PGW, dist.)

The Little Hummingbird ($16.95) by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. In this tale based on a South American parable, a hummingbird saves the forest from fire. (5—up)


Baseball's Top 100 ($15.95) by Kerry Banks compiles baseball records. (9—up)


Amy's Light ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Robert Nutt. Fireflies light up a summer evening walk. (2—10)

Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jennifer DiRubbio, focuses on migrating species. (4—10)

The Blues Go Birding Across America ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Carol L. Malnor and Sandy F. Fuller, illus. by Louise Schroeder, chronicles a birding expedition. (5—9)


Who Loves the Little Lamb? ($15.99) by Lezlie Evans, illus. by David McPhail, centers on mother animals and their babies. (2—5)

Cupcake ($14.99) by Charise Mericle Harper. A plain cupcake is jealous of its more exciting friends. (2—6)

Granny Gomez & Jigsaw ($16.99) by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Scott Magoon, tells of a sassy grandmother and her pet pig. (3—6)

Hip and Hop, Don't Stop! ($16.99) by Jef Czekaj spotlights the friendship between a rap-loving bunny and turtle. (3—7)

Flying Lessons ($16.99) by Gilbert Ford reveals that not all birds are created equal. (3—7)

Can You Dig It? ($15.99) by Robert Weinstock presents poetry about cavemen, archeology, and dinosaurs. (3—7)

The Sandwich Swap ($16.99) by Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan and Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Tricia Tusa, is a multicultural story of friendship and tolerance. (3—7)

For the Love of Soccer! ($16.99) by Pelé, illus. by Frank Morrison, celebrates soccer. (3—7)

Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World ($16.99) by Mac Barnett, illus. by Dan Santat. Will a girl's science project destroy the city? (3—7)

Air Show! ($16.99) by Treat Williams, illus. by Robert Neubecker, provides a bird's-eye view of airplanes. (3—7)

The Humblebee Hunter ($16.99) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Jen Corace, shows how Charles Darwin's children contributed to some of his experiments. (4—8)

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry and Super Chicken Nugget Boy vs. Dr. Ned-Grant and His Eggplant Army ($16.99 each, paper $4.99) by Josh Lewis, illus. by Douglas Holgate, launch an illustrated chapter book series about a superhero. (7—11)

Steel Trapp: The Academy ($15.99) by Ridley Pearson is a sequel to Steel Trapp: The Challenge. (10—up)

Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean ($17.99) by Sarah Stewart Taylor, illus. by Ben Towle, is a graphic novel about the life of this aviatrix. (10—up)

The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells ($16.99) by Debbie Levy offers narrative poems about the author's mother's life in Nazi Germany. (10—up)

Princess for Hire ($16.99) by Lindsey Leavitt is the first installment of a fantasy series about substitute princesses. (10—up)

The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid ($17.99) by Rick Riordan kicks off a series involving Egyptian mythology. (10—up)

Riding Invisible ($15.99) by Sandra Alonzo, illus. by Nathan Huang. A young man runs away with his horse to escape his troubled brother. (12—up)

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead ($16.99) by Julie Ann Peters. Tormented by bullies, a teen prepares to commit suicide. (11—14)

Heist Society ($16.99) by Ally Carter. The daughter of art thieves plans a heist of her own. (11—up)

Hex Hall: Book One ($16.99) by Rachel Hawkins launches a series about a boarding school for witches, shape-shifters, faeries—and a vampire. (11—up)

A Field Guide for Heartbreakers ($16.99) by Kristen Tracy. Best friends find romance and mischief while traveling abroad. (12—up)

The Half-life of Planets ($16.99) by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin tells of the romance between a girl with a kissing addiction and a boy with Asperger's syndrome. (12—up)

Hunting the Dragon ($15.99) by Peter Dixon. Two teens plot to sink a tuna boat that is not dolphin-friendly. (12—up)

Carter's Big Break ($15.99) by Brent Crawford is a sequel to Carter Finally Gets It. (13—up)

The Enemy ($16.99) by Charlie Higson. In postapocalyptic London, children battle adults who have turned into monsters. (14—up)


Young Samurai continues with The Way of the Sword by Chris Bradford ($16.99, 9—up). The Kingdom Keepers adds Disney in Shadow by Ridley Pearson ($17.99, 10—up). Young Bond by Charlie Higson presents By Royal Command ($16.99, 10—up) and SilverFin: The Graphic Novel, illus. by Kev Walker ($19.99, paper $9.99, 10—up). The Gallagher Girls return in Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter ($16.99, 11—up). The Blue Bloods offers Keys to the Repository by Melissa de la Cruz ($14.99, 12—up). And Generation Dead welcomes Passing Strange by Daniel Waters ($16.99, 12—up).


Tweet Heart ($7.99) by Elizabeth Rudnick is a romance written in tweets, e-mails, and blog posts. (12—up)

Paperback Series

Amigas opens with Fifteen Candles by Veronica Chambers ($7.99, 12—up)


You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys ($16.99) by Sharon Flake. This story collection is a companion to Who Am I Without Him? (11—14)


The Sugar Plum Ballerinas are back in Perfectly Prima by Whoopi Goldberg, illus. by Maryn Roos ($16.99, paper $4.99, 6—10).


Lightning's Big Race: A Sticker-Activity Storybook ($14.99) features six scenes and 100 vinyl stickers. (3—7)

Friends Stick Together: A Sticker Storybook ($14.99) ties into the upcoming Toy Story 3 film. (3—7)

Toy Story Storybook Collection ($15.99) rounds up 18 stories about Toy Story characters. (3—up)

Prince of Persia: The Chronicles of Young Dastan ($15.99) is based on the new film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. (10—up)

Disney's Alice in Wonderland ($16.99) is a tie-in to this forthcoming film. (10—up)

Prince of Persia: Before the Sandstorm ($19.99, paper $9.99) is a graphic novel that ties into this film. (11—up)


Disney Baby introduces Who's That Baby? ($6.99, all ages). Baby Einstein adds Baby Animals ($6.99, 9 mos.—up); Peekaboo, Baby! ($8.99, 9 mos.—up); and I See Colors ($5.99, 9 mos.—up). Disney Bunnies welcomes Thumper's Furry Friends ($6.99, 1—5). All That Glitters joins Disney Princess ($12.99, 3—7). New 3-in-1 Read-Along Storybook and CD titles are Disney Pixar Rip-Roaring Adventures and Enchanting Tales ($14.99 each, 3—7). And Fairies and the Quest for Never Land, illus. by David Christiana, is an addition to Gail Carson Levine's Fairy series ($18.99, 6—10).


The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Arcana Cabana Catalogue ($6.99) is a tie-in to this upcoming film. (7—10)

Prince of Persia: Junior Novel ($5.99) is a novelization of this movie. (8—12)

Decide Your Destiny: Prince of Persia: The Guardian's Path and To Right a Wrong ($4.99 each) are movie tie-ins that let readers choose the stories' outcomes. (8—12)

Prince of Persia: Movie Storybook ($6.99) includes photos from this film. (8—12)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Junior Novel ($5.99) is a novelization of the movie. (8—12)

Paperback Series

The Read-Along Storybook and CD series continues with Cars, Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh: The Easter Egg Hunt, Toy Story, Beauty and the Beast, and Toy Story 2 ($6.99 each, 3—7). Disney Princess issues Belle: The Mysterious Message, Ariel: The Birthday Surprise, and Cinderella: The Great Mouse Mistake ($4.99 each, 6—9). Sonny with a Chance adds Welcome to Hollywood!, Making the Cut, and Star Power ($4.99 each, 8—12). Phineas and Ferb return in Laughapalooza Joke Book ($3.99, 8—12), and Daredevil Days, Freeze Frame, Nothing but Trouble, and The Chronicles of Meap ($4.99 each, 8—12). And Wizards of Waverly Place releases Rev It Up! by N.B. Grace ($4.99, 8—12).


Hide and Seek First Words ($12.99). This photographic introduction to words invites children to seek out objects. (1—5)

Lace Up! ($6.99). This book with paper engineering aims to teach shoe-tying. (4—7)

Bug Zoo ($12.99) by Nick Baker explains how to build such things as an ant farm, spider house, and bee box. (5—8)

Big Babies, Little Babies ($12.99) reveals young animals' behavior. (5—8)

Ready Set Grow! ($12.99) presents more than 30 gardening projects. (7—12)

The Children's Baking Book ($17.99) rounds up more than 50 recipes. (7—12)

Who's in Charge? ($16.99) spotlights the world's political systems. (7—12)

Toy Story 3: The Essential Guide ($12.99) focuses on this upcoming film. (7—14)

Yes You Can: 300 Good Deeds You Can Do to Change the World ($14.95) outlines ways kids can make the world a better place. (8—10)

Alice in Wonderland Visual Guide ($17.99) includes stills from the new film. (8—15)

Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Hero ($24.99) explores this character's story. (8—15)

Dinosaurs Eye to Eye ($19.99) offers a close-up view of prehistoric creatures. (8—16)

The Most Brilliant, Boldly Going Book of Exploration Ever... by the Brainwaves ($19.99) spotlights explorers. (8—17)


Peekaboo! issues Hoppity Hop ($9.99, 1—3). Baby Touch and Feel adds Baby Animals and Things That Go ($5.99 each, 1—5). New Baby Chunky Board Books are Baby Baa Baa!, Baby Bathtime!, Baby Colors!, and Baby Playtime! ($6.99 each, 1—5). Potty Time offers Boys' Potty Time and Girls' Potty Time ($7.99 each, 1—5). Choo! Choo! and Roar! Roar! join Noisy Peekaboo! ($12.99 each, 1—5). Flaptastic presents Animals and Let's Go ($6.99 each, 1—5). And DK Readers welcomes John Deere: Busy Tractors, Busy Days and Good Morning, Farm!; and Garden Friends ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 4—6); Star Wars: Clone Wars: Pirates... And Worse! and Born to Be a Butterfly ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 5—7); Star Wars: Clone Wars: Stand Aside Bounty Hunters!, Eruption! The Story of Volcanoes, Twisters!, and Star Wars: Join the Rebels ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 5—8); Iron Man Friends & Enemies, Star Wars: Inside the Death Star, and Spiders' Secrets ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 7—9); and Rise of Iron Man and Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters ($14.99 each, paper $3.99, 8—12).

DK Eye Wonder releases Horses ($10.99, 5—8). The Littlest Brainwaves Investigate... greets Animals and Human Body ($12.99 each, 5—10). How Things Work Encyclopedia joins DK First Encyclopedias ($16.99, 7—12). Q&A continues with Human Body ($12.99, 8—12). Super Science Lab presents Bright Ideas ($19.99, 8—12). There are nine new DK Eyewitness Books, among them Space Exploration, Dinosaur, Baseball, and Pyramid ($16.99 each, 8—14). And DK Biography welcomes Barack Obama and Harriet Tubman ($14.99 each, paper $5.99, 9—13).


Toy Story 3: The Ultimate Sticker Book ($6.99) allows readers to recreate scenes from the movie. (6—12)

Boy Scouts of America: The Ultimate Book of Crafts for Boys ($24.95) compiles woodcarving, woodworking, leatherworking, and basketry projects. (8—10)

Nature Explorer ($17.99) examines such topics as rocks and minerals, birds, insects, and weather. (8—14)

Paperback Series

Sticker Encyclopedias releases Space ($12.99, 5—7). New Ultimate Sticker Collections are Nickelodeon ($12.99, 5—8) and LEGO Minifigure ($12.99, 5—up). And joining Ultimate Sticker Books are Alice in Wonderland and The Invincible Iron Man ($6.99 each, 6—10).


(IPG, dist.)

A Most Vivid Day! ($16.95) by Justin Young. A bat accustomed to darkness encounters the colorful daytime world. (4—8)


(IPG, dist.)

Wow! New York City ($14.95) by Puck, illus. by Rey David Rojas, uses wire-art sculptures to tour the Big Apple. (3—7)


Cool Counting Books adds 123 Philadelphia by Puck, illus. by Kevin Somers ($8.95, up to 3).


(BookMasters, dist.)

Caterpillars ($14.95) by Marilyn Singer is an interactive photographic exploration of caterpillars. (6—10)

Animal Eggs: An Amazing Clutch of Mysteries and Marvels ($14.95) by Dawn Cusick and Joanne O'Sullivan explores the egg-laying animals of the world, with photographs. (6—10)


(IPG, dist.)


The Miranda Cosgrove andiCarlySpectacular! Unofficial and Unstoppable ($14.95) by Liv Spencer focuses on the actress who stars in Nickelodeon's iCarly TV show. (9—12)


Andy and Sam, Hide-and-Seek ($14.99) by Liesbet Slegers is a seek-and-find book about nature. (2—5)

Boom Bah! ($15.99) by Phil Cummings, illus. by Nina Rycroft, introduces an animal marching band. (2—5)

One Night in the Zoo ($15.99) by Judith Kerr offers a counting adventure. (2—5)

Passing By ($15.99) by Yona Tepper, illus. by Gilly Alon Cureil, views a city from a balcony. (2—5)

The Best Family in the World ($15.99) by Susana López, illus. by Ulises Wensell. A girl who is about to be adopted imagines what her new family will be like. (4—8)

Noodle Pie ($15.99) by Ruth Starke. An Australian boy visits his father's Vietnamese homeland. (9—13)


Conspiracy 365 starts up with January, February, March, April, May, and June by Gabrielle Lord ($10.99 each, 10—up). And Shadow of the Dragon welcomes Elspeth by Kate O'Hearn ($16.99, 10—up).


I Love Words ($14.99) by Françoize Boucher is an activity book focusing on words. (8—12)

Paperback Series

Jack Russell, Dog Detective by Darrell and Sally Odgers continues with Inspector Jacques ($4.99, 7—11). The Odgers's Pet Vet adds The Python Problem ($4.99, 7—11). And Extreme Adventures debuts with Crocodile Attack and Bushfire Rescue by Justin D'Ath ($5.99 each, 8—12).



Baby's Very First Board Books offers Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely by Stella Baggott ($9.99, infant—up). Bedtime Stories adds Little Stories for Bedtime by Sam Taplin ($12.99, infant—up). New Luxury Touchy-Feely Board Books are Nursery Rhymes, Penguins, and Polar Bears by Fiona Watt ($15.99 each, 9 mos.—up). Touchy-Feely Board Books introduces That's Not My Baby (Boy) and That's Not My Baby (Girl) by Watt ($8.99 each, 9 mos.—up). Very First Words Board Books issues Things That Move and Very First ABC by Jo Litchfield and Very First Animals and Very First Colors by Felicity Brooks ($6.99 each, 9 mos.—up). Who's Hiding Flap Books releases Who's Hiding on the Farm? by Watt ($9.99, 2—up). Picture Books adds How Deep Is the Sea? by Anna Milbourne ($10.99, 3—up). Wind-Up Race Cars by Paul Nicholls joins Wind-Up Books ($29.99, 3—up). And Lift and Look Board Books presents Under the Sea Lift and Look by Felicity Brooks ($9.99, 3—up) and Farm Animals Lift and Look by Jessica Greenwell ($9.99, 4—up).

Big Books offers Big Book of Big Machines by Minna Lacey ($13.99, 4—up). Lift the Flap Atlas by Alex Frith joins Atlases ($15.99, 6—up). Adding to 1001 Things to Spot are 1001 Animals to Spot and 1001 Things to Spot Long Ago by Gillian Doherty ($9.99 each, 6—up). Stories for Young Children adds Stories from Around the World by Heather Amery ($14.99, 6—up). Kid Kits offers Whyld Animals by Lila Prap ($9.99, 6—up). New First Reading titles are Bears by Sarah Courtland, Brer Rabbit Down the Well by Louie Stowell, and There Was a Crooked Man by Russell Punter ($6.99 each, 6—up), and Dinosaurs IR by Conrad Mason ($6.99, 7—up). And See Inside introduces See Inside How Things Work by Conrad Mason ($12.99, 7—up).

Illustrated Dictionaries welcomes Illustrated Elementary Math Dictionary by Kirsteen Rogers and Tori Large ($12.99, 8—up). Illustrated Stories from Dickens, retold by Mary Sebag-Montefiore, illus. by Barry Ablett, joins Illustrated Stories ($19.99, 8—up). Science Stories presents The Story of Exploration by Anna Claybourne, What's Chemistry All About? by Alex Firth and Lisa Gillespie, and What's Physics All About? by Kate Davies ($10.99 each, 8—up). And Essential French Phrases gains Essential French Phrases by Nicole Irving et al. ($9.99, 12—up).

Paperback Series

Sticker Coloring Books adds ABC Coloring Book by Stacey Lamb ($5.99, 4-up). Getting Dressed by Felicity Brooks joins Sticker Books ($6.99, 4-up). Sticker Dolly Dressing offers Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Long Ago by Lucy Bowman and Louis Stowell ($8.99, 4-up). Story of Science by Anna Claybourne is a new Kid Kit ($17.99, 4-up). Seasonal Sticker Books welcomes Easter Sticker Book by Fiona Watt ($7.99, 6-up). Activity Books offers Recycling Things to Make and Do by Emily Bone and Leonie Pratt ($6.99, 6-up). And What’s Happening presents Why Should I Recycle? by Susan Meredith ($6.99, 8-up)


The Life of Jesus: A Rosary ($19.99) by Mary Billingsley. Paintings illustrate the text of this devotional prayer. (All ages)

Garmann's Street ($16.99) by Stian Hole is a sequel to Garmann's Summer. (6—10)

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights ($16.99) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Tim Ladwig, uses the biblical Beatitudes as a backdrop to the story of the civil rights movement. (8—12)

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation ($16.99) by Patrice Sherman, illus. by Floyd Cooper. A self-taught boy reads a newspaper account of the Emancipation Proclamation to his fellow slaves. (8—12)

Saints: Lives and Illuminations ($15.99) by Ruth Sanderson compiles the stories published in the author's Saints and More Saints. (8—up)


Extraordinary Ernie and Marvelous Maud ($5.99) by Frances Watts, illus. by Judy Watson. A boy who wins a superhero contest learns that his sidekick is a sheep. (7—10)


Eeeek, Mouse! ($16.99) by Lydia Monks. In this book with die-cut pages, Minnie must save a mouse family from a hungry cat and a mousetrap. (2—6)

Scones and Sensibility ($15.99) by Lindsay Eland. What happens when a girl spends the summer playing matchmaker? (8—12)

Guinea Dog ($15.99) by Patrick Jennings. When Rufus's father objects to getting a dog, the boy's mother brings home a chaos-creating guinea pig. (8—12)

Frozen in Time ($15.99) by Ali Sparkes. Polly and Freddy wake up after spending 50 years frozen in time. (8—12)

The Invisible Order: Rise of the Darklings ($16.99) by Paul Crilley launches a trilogy about a girl caught in a battle between parallel worlds. (10—up)

Dark's Tale ($15.99) by Deborah Grabien. A cat abandoned in Golden Gate Park uses instinct and new alliances to survive. (10—up)

The Dark Divine ($17.99) by Bree Despain gives the story of the prodigal son a paranormal spin. (12—up)

Brightly Woven ($16.99) by Alexandra Bracken. Can a wizard and the daughter of a village elder stop a war? (12—up)

Epitaph Road ($16.99) by David Patneaude is set in 2097, after a pandemic has wiped out most of the world's male population. (12—up)

The Cinderella Society ($16.99) by Kay Cassidy. Jess learns the high price of belonging to a secret society of powerful teen girls. (12—up)

Raised by Wolves ($16.99) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. A girl raised by werewolves uncovers the pack's dark secrets. (12—up)

Things I Know About Love ($15.99) by Kate le Vann. This novel about first love, joy, and pain is told through blog entries. (12—up)

Of All the Stupid Things ($16.99) by Alexandra Diaz. The friendship among three teenage girls begins to fall apart when one is attracted to another girl. (14—up)

The Rise of Renegade X ($16.99) by Chelsea M. Campbell. Destined to be a supervillain, Damien is dismayed to discover he may be a superhero. (14—up)

The Tension of Opposites ($16.99) by Kristina McBride. Tessa's life changes when her best friend returns after being held captive for two years. (14—up)

Siren ($16.99) by Tricia Rayburn. In this paranormal romance, a girl whose sister drowns believes something deadly lurks beneath Maine's waters. (14—up)


The Jaguar Stones: Middleworld ($8.99) by J&P Voelkel is the debut novel of a trilogy set in the Mayan underworld. (8—12)


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Paperback Series

Beastly! by Andy Baxter introduces Tiger Terror, Shark Shock, and Snake Scare ($6.99 each, 7—9). Enid Blyton's Enchanted World releases Melody and the Enchanted Harp, Silky and the Rainbow Feather, Petal and the Eternal Bloom, Pinx and the Ring of Midnight, and Bizzy and the Bedtime Bear ($6.99 each, 7—9). And Becky Rainbird's Lucky Six issues Getting the Message and Breaking and Entering ($6.99 each, 9—12).


Cathy’s Animal Garden: Enter at Your Own Risk ($16.95) by Stacy Tornio, illus. by Samantha Bell. Searching for their baseball, two boys must dodge wild animals. (4-10)

Cedric and the Dragon ($16.95) by Elizabeth Raum, illus. by Nina Victor Crittenden. A kind prince who fails at dragon-slaying school manages to save his kingdom. (4-8)


(Consortium, dist.)

The Fantastic Adventures of Baron Munchausen ($17.95) by Heinz Janisch, illus. by Aljoscha Blau, retells tales about this magician, entertainer, and scoundrel. (All ages)

Seasons ($22) by Blexbolex explores the cycles of life and time. (All ages)

The Chicken Thief ($14.95) by Beatrice Rodriquez. In this wordless story, animals give chase when a benign fox runs off with a hen. (4—7)

The Wild Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster ($17.95) by Astrid Desbordes, illus. by Pauline Martin, offers comic strips about friendships among forest animals. (4—7)

Gandhi: His Life, His Struggles, His Words ($16.95) by Elisabeth de Lambilly, illus. by Severine Cordier, profiles Mahatma Gandhi. (8—12)


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Paperback Series

Shades Shorts offers Crime Stories by Alan Durant, David Belbin, Gillian Philip, and Anne Rooney; Funny Stories by Durant, Philip, Alex Stewart, and Julia Williams; Ghost Stories by Dennis Hamley, Philip, Rooney, and Stewart; and Sci-Fi Stories by Mary Chapman, Durant, David Orme, and Philip ($5.99 each, 9—12).


(NBN, dist.)


Dinosaurs on the Move: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble ($14.95) by Cathy Diez-Luckie presents dinosaur facts and cutout models. (6—12)


Polar Bears ($19.95, paper $9.95) by Norbert Rosing. This photographer chronicles a year in the life of the polar bear. (9—12)


Mighty Machines welcomes Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicles, Tractors and Farm Vehicles, and Trucks by Jean Coppendale, and Cars by Ian Graham ($5.95 each, 4—7). And Exploring the World of... offers Exploring the World of Foxes and Exploring the World of Raccoons by Tracy Read ($16.95 each, paper $6.95, 7—10).


(IPG, dist.)

That Cat Can't Stay ($16.95) by Thad Krasnesky, illus. by David Parkins, reveals a family's pet adoption dilemma. (4—8)


(PGW, dist.)

The Green Line ($16.95) by Polly Farquharson. A green line traces a child's exploration of a park. (2—7)

Snail Trail ($17.95) by Jo Saxton introduces eight modern paintings and art concepts. (3—6)

Gary and Ray ($17.95) by Sarah Adams tells of the friendship between a lonely gorilla and a sunbird. (3—7)

First Shapes in Buildings ($16.95) by Penny Ann Lane. Buildings demonstrate two- and three-dimensional shapes. (4—7)

Pablo Meets the Neighbours ($17.95) by Keith Tutt, illus. by Hannah Giffard. This fox cub of Disney Channel fame goes exploring. (4—7)

Food Chain ($17.95) by M.P. Robertson. A boy learns the consequences of flushing a goldfish down the toilet. (4—7)

Number Rhymes Tens and Teens ($17.95) by Opal Dunn, illus. by Hannah Shaw. Rhymes demonstrate math concepts. (5—8)

Azad's Camel ($17.95) by Erika Pal. An orphan boy is forced to become a camel jockey. (5—8)

In the Picture ($17.95) by Lucy Micklethwait presents activities centering on 10 famous paintings. (5—8)

Brother William's Year ($17.95) by Jan Pancheri chronicles medieval life at Westminster Abbey. (5—10)

Pea Boy and Other Stories from Iran ($22.95) by Elizabeth Laird, illus. by Shirin Adl, collects Iranian tales and legends. (6—10)

Under the Weather ($16.95) by Tony Bradman compiles international stories portraying climate change. (10—13)

Shapeshifters ($22.95) by Adrian Mitchell, illus. by Alan Lee, retells tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses. (10—up)

Remembering Green ($15.95) by Lesley Beake. In this story set in the future, a princess and her lion cub try to bring balance to a dying earth. (11—14)


Jamela returns in A Song for Jamela by Niki Daly ($16.95, 4—7). And First Experiences adds Deron Goes to Nursery School and Grandma Comes to Stay by Ifeoma Onyefulu ($17.95 each, 4—7).


Esty's Gold ($8.95) by Mary Arrigan. A family travels to the goldfields of Australia to escape the Irish potato famine. (11—14)


Paperback Series

You Wouldn't Want to... adds You Wouldn't Want to Be a Chicago Gangster! by Rupert Matthews, You Wouldn't Want to Be a Shakespearean Actor! by Jacqueline Morley, and You Wouldn't Want to Be Joan of Arc! by Fiona Macdonald ($9.95 each, 8—up). A Wicked History welcomes Alexander the Great by Doug Wilhelm, Julius Caesar by Denise Rinaldo, and Napoleon and Otto von Bismarck by Kimberley Heuston ($5.95 each, 11—17). And Scholastic Ultimate Guides—Pro Sports issues Scholastic Ultimate Guide to Baseball and Scholastic Ultimate Guide to Football by James Buckley Jr. ($7.99 each, 11—up).



Toddler Tools continues with Calm-Down Time and Bedtime by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen ($7.95 each, 2—4).

Paperback Series

Learning to Get Along releases Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri Meiners ($10.95, 4—8). And Be the Boss of Your Body offers Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You by Rebecca Kajander and Timothy Culbert ($9.99, 8—up).


(Consortium, dist.)

Paperback Series

Adventures with the Parkers presents Rocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs Peak and Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun by Mike Graf, illus. by Marjorie Leggitt ($12.95 each, 8—12). And Notable Western Women welcomes Women Icons of the West: Five Women Who Forged the American Frontier by Julie Danneberg ($12.95, 8—12).


Paperback Series

Real Kids! Real Places! by Carole Marsh continues with The Mystery at Fort Sumter: The First Shot Fired in the Civil War, The Mystery on the Great Lakes: Haunted Lighthouses, Ghost Ships, Giant Sanddunes, The Mystery in Hawaii: Red Hot Volcanoes, Whopper Waves, Luaus and Leis, The Mystery at Mount Vernon: Home of America's First President George Washington, The Mystery on the Oregon Trail: Covered Wagons, Prairies and Pioneers, and The Mystery at Yellowstone National Park: Volcano, Old Faithful, Bison, Grizzlies and More ($7.99 each, 7—14).


The Wee Musketeers ($14.95) by Robert Bresloff, illus. by Daniel Ziembo. Kids help a man after he transports himself into The Three Musketeers and interferes with the story. (9—up)


(Perseus, dist.)

Animals ($5.99) by Anne Geddes is a board book featuring photos of animal babies. (up to 3)

Opposites ($5.99) by Anne Geddes. In this board book, photos illustrate opposites. (up to 3)

Words ($5.99) by Anne Geddes. This board book pairs 53 words with photos. (up to 3)


Renoir's Colors ($16.95) by Marie Sellier is a lift-the-flap book that uses Renoir's paintings to introduce colors. (2—5)

An ABC of What Art Can Be ($17.95) by Meher McArthur, illus. by Esther Pearl Watson, examines such art forms as weaving, pottery making, and working on a computer. (4—up)

The Incredible Voyage of Ulysses ($19.95) by Bimba Landmann, is an illustrated retelling of Homer's Odyssey. (9—12)

The Ancient Greeks: Their Lives and Their World ($17.95) by Alexandra Villing explores daily life in ancient Greece. (12—up)


Pink Princess Cupcakes ($14.99) by Barbara Beery serves up princess—themed sweets recipes illustrated with photos. (6—up)


Pocketdoodles for Boys by Chris Sabatino; and Pocketdoodles for Girls ($9.99 each) by Anita Wood, illus. by Jennifer Kalis, outline doodling projects. (8—up)

The Big Book of Gross Stuff ($19.99) by Bart King includes a “Gross Quiz” and a look at the “World's Most Disgusting Jobs.” (8—up)

Origami Toys That Tumble, Fly and Spin ($19.99) by Paul Jackson presents instructions for making interactive origami objects. (8—up)


The Lonely Phonebooth ($15.95) by Peter Ackerman, illus. by Max Dalton, tells of the vital role a phone booth plays in the lives of New York City residents. (5—7)


The Special Blankie ($16.99) by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton. What happens when a blankie goes missing? (2—6)

Charlie's Superhero Underpants ($16.99) by Paul Bright, illus. by Lee Wildish. When his special underwear blows away, Charlie embarks on a quest to find it. (3—7)

Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch! ($16.99) by Paul Bright, illus. by Michael Terry. A dino tries to get along with his baby sister and hunt for lunch. (3—7)

YUCK! That's Not a Monster! ($16.99) by Angela McAllister, illus. by Alison Edgson, introduces an unexpectedly sweet monster. (3—7)

Rhino's Great Big Itch! ($16.99) by Natalie Chivers. Rhino searches for the right animal to scratch the itch in his ear. (3—7)

The Great Monster Hunt ($16.99) by Norbert Landa, illus. by Tim Warnes. Friends explore strange noises coming from under the bed. (4—7)


My Mother's Mountain ($16.95) by Kathryn Hornbein. A girl's mother becomes lost while mountain climbing. (11—up)


Petit, the Monster ($16.95) by Isol, trans. by Elisa Amado. A boy ponders whether he's good or bad. (2—5)

I Know Here ($18.95) by Laurel Croza, illus. by Matt James. A girl considers all she must leave behind when her family moves. (4—7)

Wolf Wanted ($18.95) by Ana Maria Machado, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Laurent Cardon. Familiar fairy tale wolves answer a wanted ad. (4—7)

Napí funda un pueblo/Napí Makes a Village ($18.95) by Antonio Ramírez, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Domi. This bilingual tale tells what happened when a government-built dam forced the Mazateca people to move. (5—8)

Good Night, Commander ($17.95) by Ahmad Akbarpour, trans. by Shadi Eskandani and Helen Mixter, illus. by Morteza Zahedi, centers on a boy who lost his leg during the Iran-Iraq war. (7—up)

The Big Swim ($14.95) by Cary Fagan. A boy attending summer camp for the first time sets goals for himself. (9—12)

A Gift from Childhood: Memories of an African Boyhood ($18.95) by Baba Wagué Diakité tells of the author's early years in a traditional Malian village. (10—up)

Home Is Beyond the Mountains ($16.95) by Celia Barker Lottridge. When the Turkish army invades Persia in 1918, Samira's family is driven from its village. (12—up)

Brunhilda and the Ring ($22.95) by Jorge Luján, trans. by Hugh Hazelton, illus. by Linda Wolfsgruber, introduces the myths that inspired Wagner's Ring. (14—up)


New Groundwork Guides are The News by Peter Steven and The Force of Law by Mariana Valverde ($18.95 each, paper $10, 14—up).