What Is Green? and Who Hoo Are You? ($8.95 each) by Kate Endle are board books introducing colors and animals. (up to 5)
Larry Gets Lost continues with Larry Gets Lost in New York City by John Skewes and Michael Mullin, illus. by Skewes ($16.95, 3—6).
Sourdough Man: An Alaskan Folktale ($10.95) by Chérie B. Stihler, illus. by Barbara Lavallee, tells of a loaf of sourdough bread that comes to life. (3—8)
Amazing Alaska: A Raven's Eye View ($12.95) by Deb Vanasse, illus. by K.E. Lewis, offers a tour of this state. (7—11)
SCHOLASTIC/BLUE SKY PRESS
How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Cats? and How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? ($6.99 each) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, are board books showcasing dinosaurs and their pets. (3—5)
Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations ($29.99), ed. by Arnold Adoff and Kacy Cook, compiles this author's thoughts and observations. (12—up)
Are You My Mommy? ($7.99) by Mae Brown, illus. by Rebecca Elliot. In this touch-and-feel tale, a duckling searches the farm for his mother. (up to 3)
Here Comes Easter! ($7.99) by Caroline Jayne Church is a touch-and-feel holiday story. (up to 3)
I Am an Ice Cream Truck ($6.99) by Ace Landers, illus. by P. Migliari. This truck-shaped board book includes sound. (up to 3)
Lullaby Moon ($8.99) by Rosie Reeve is a bedtime padded board book. (up to 3)
My Daddy and Me ($6.99) by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Ard Hoyt, is a board book celebrating fathers. (up to 3)
You're My Little Bunny ($8.99) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Gavin Scott. This padded board book follows a bunny's busy day. (up to 3)
Rock & Roll: Shapes ($7.99) by Salina Yoon. Sliding disks and die-cuts introduce shapes. (up to 3)
Star Wars: Heroes ($7.99) spotlights Star Wars characters. (up to 3)
Silly Little Goose! ($8.99) by Nancy Tafuri. Goose searches for the right spot to lay her eggs. (up to 3)
Kid Builder ($9.99) by Salina Yoon offers four tool-shaped board books and cloth tool belt. (1—4)
Pirate Potty and Princess Potty ($5.99 each) by Samantha Berger, illus. by Amy Cartwright. These tales introducing toilet training include punch-outs and stickers. (2—4)
Dr. Seuss Happy Graduation Gift Set: Oh, The Places You'll Go! ($14.99) includes a diploma, banner, journal, magnets, and stickers. (3—5)
Preschool Day Hooray! ($14.99) by Linda Leopold Strauss, illus. by Hiroe Nakata, chronicles a day at preschool. (3—5)
Wow, It's a Cow! ($8.99) by Trudy and Jay Harris, illus. by Paige Keiser, is a guess-the-animal flap book. (3—5)
Daddy's Little Scout ($10.99) by Janet Bingham, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw, is a companion to Mommy's Little Star. (4—8)
Dot and Dash by Emma Dodd debuts with Dot and Dash Meet Their Friends ($8.99, 2—4); and Dot and Dash Go to Bed ($4.99 paper, 2—4). And Astroblast! launches with Code Blue by Bob Kolar ($5.99, 4—7).
The Best Easter Prize ($3.99) by Kristina Evans, illus. by John Wallace. During an Easter egg hunt, children learn the value of sharing. (3—5)
Mama, Will You Hold My Hand? ($4.99) by Anna Pignataro is a sequel to Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? (3—5)
Soooo Cute!!!! Sticker Book: Puppies! ($4.99) by Mae Brown presents photos and stickers. (4—6)
New Scholastic Readers are Bunny Race by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Ethan Long ($3.99, 3—5). Clifford's Best Pals and Clifford's Busy Week by Norman Bridwell; Please Write Back! by Jennifer Morris; and Silly Milly by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott ($3.99 each, 4—7); Stablemates: Dash ($3.99, 4—8) and Stormy ($4.99, 4—8) by Elizabeth Mills, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers; and Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies by Daisy Meadows ($3.99, 6—8).
Lion's Lunch? ($17.99) by Fiona Tierney, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain. Sarah must think fast to avoid becoming a lion's lunch. (3—5)
The Sleep Sheep ($17.99) by Anna McQuinn and Hannah Shaw. Sylvie has trouble counting sheep that are dancing, skating, and swimming. (3—5)
Wolven ($16.99) by Di Toft. When his hound turns into a boy, Nat discovers he's caught up in a government conspiracy to train werewolves as weapons. (8—12)
The Pickle King ($17.99) by Rebecca Promitzer. Friends set out to solve the mystery of the death of a pickle factory's owner. (8—12)
The Keepers' Tattoo ($17.99) by Gill Arbuthnott. In this fantasy, the survival of Nyssa's clan depends on her finding the missing half of a hidden message. (10—14)
Stolen ($17.99) by Lucy Christopher. Written as a letter from a victim to her abductor, this novel deals with obsession, seduction, and escape. (14—up)
Numbers ($17.99) by Rachel Ward. After a terrorist act, a teen who can foresee the date people will die goes on the run. (14—up)
Tunnels continues with Freefall by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams ($18.99, 9—up).
Copper ($21.99, paper $12.99) by Kazu Kibuishi relays the adventures of a boy and his dog. (All ages)
Missile Mouse: The Star Crusher ($21.99, paper $10.99) by Jake Parker. A galactic security agent rescues a kidnapped scientist who can control a doomsday machine. (8—12)
Smile ($21.99, paper $10.99) by Raina Telgemeier. The author tells of severely injuring her two front teeth. (9—13)
Bone Handbook ($9.99) by Jeff Smith is a guide to this comics series. (All ages)
Fingerprint Fabulous ($14.95) outlines fingerprint art activities. (6—up)
Good Growing: A Kid's Guide to Green Gardening ($16.95) offers instructions and materials to start a hydroponic garden. (6—up)
Doodle Journal: My Life in Scribbles ($16.95) by Karen Phillips, illus. by Elise Gravel, is a guide for doodlers. (8—up)
Fashion Origami ($19.95) by Eva Steele-Saccio shows how to make origami clothing. (8—up)
Glossy Bands ($19.95) is a guide to making bracelets with acrylic paint. (8—up)
Rubber Band Powered Flying Machines ($19.95) by Pat Murphy provides instructions and materials to build three planes. (8—up)
The Slightly Odd United States of America ($12.95) includes maps, games, quizzes, and puzzles. (8—up)
The Klutz Book of Animation ($19.95) by John Cassidy and Nicholas Berger is a guide to creating stop-motion animation. (9—up)
The Perfect Gift ($16.99) by Mary Newell DePalma. When a crocodile snatches a bird's gift for her grandmother, the bird recounts the incident in a book. (4—8)
Eighth-Grade Superzero ($16.99) by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. After helping at a homeless shelter, Reggie is inspired to run for school president. (12—14)
The Ghosts of Ashbury High ($18.99) by Jaclyn Moriarty. Two mysterious new students may ruin more than just senior year for three best friends. (12—up)
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else ($16.99) by Erin McCahan. When a teen falls in love, she sees marriage as the perfect escape from her distant family. (14—up)
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors ($17.99) by Francisco X. Stork. Pancho's quest to avenge his sister's murder is altered when he meets D.Q., who has cancer. (14—up)
How to Make a Bird ($16.99) by Martine Murray. Before a teen can let go of the past, she needs to discover what happened the night her family fell apart. (14—up)
New Star Wars tie-ins are Star Wars: Head to Head by Pablo Hidalgo ($8.99, all ages); Adventures in Hyperspace: Fire Ring Race and Shinbone Showdown by Ryder Windham ($4.99 each, 7—10); and Rebel Force: Trapped and Uprising by Alex Wheeler ($6.99 each, 9—12). Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! offers Wubbzy's Doodleberry Day by Lauren Cecil ($4.99, 3—5); and Jungle Journey by Mara Conlon and The Wuzzolympics ($3.99 each, 3—5). Lego adds Lego City Adventures: Calling All Cars! by Sonia Sander ($3.99, 4—7). Scooby-Doo returns in Scooby-Doo and the Movie Star Mystery by Karl Sturk ($3.99, 4—7). Zhu Zhu Pets issues Meet the Zhu Zhu Pets ($4.99, 4—7). Angel Cat Sugar introduces Wish for a Wand by Ellie O'Ryan ($4.99, 4—8); O'Ryan's A New Friend, Spring Picnic, and Sweet School Day ($3.99 each, 6—8); and Birthday Party Surprise! by Victoria Kosara ($5.99, 6—8). And there are six new Bakugan tie-ins ($3.99—$7.99 each, 4—8 to 7—10).
Ben 10: Alien Force continues with Triple Threat by Tracey West ($3.99, 4—8); and Double Negative and The Dark of Knight by Charlotte Fullerton ($4.99 each, 9—12). Joining Littlest Pet Shop are Official Collector's Sticker Book, Volume 4 ($4.99, 4—8); and Cinderella by Quinlan Lee ($3.99, 6—8). Pokémon has eight additions ($3.99—$7.99 each, 4—8 to 7—12). WordGirl stars in Earth Day Girl, adapted by Thom Wiley ($3.99, 4—8). Barbie reappears in Barbie in a Mermaid's Tale by Shannon Penney ($4.99, 5—8). iCarly releases four titles ($3.99—$4.99 each, 5—8 to 7—11). Animal Planet: Dogs 101 welcomes Dogs 101 by Rebecca Paley ($7.99, 6—12). Joining NBA are Dwight Howard by John Fawaz and Championship Teams by John Hareas ($3.99 each, 7—10); and Megastars 2010 by Paul Ladewski ($5.99, 7—10). True Jackson introduces The New V.P. by Laurie McElroy and Model Behavior by Mickie Matheis ($4.99 each, 7—11). And Ben 10: Ultimate Alien issues Galaxy Wars by Tracey West ($4.99, 9—12).
Welcome Summer ($5.99) by Jill Ackerman, illus. by Nancy Davis, is a board book celebrating this season. (up to 2)
Zoo ($8.99) by Salina Yoon. Book, flash cards, and puzzle introduce colors. (1—3)
What Am I? ($8.99) by Salina Yoon includes die-cuts and tabs. (1—3)
The Boys' Book of Adventure by Steve Martin and The Girls' Book of Friendship by Gemma Reece ($9.99 each) are guides to adventures; and friendship. (8—12)
The Grandmas' Book by Alison Maloney and The Grandpas' Book by John Gribble ($9.99 each) illuminate the joys of being grandparents. (12—up)
What Do You Doodle? and What Do You Doodle? 2 ($5.99 each) by Michael O'Mara Books round up doodles for kids to complete. (4—8)
Meet the Obamas ($3.99) by Andrea Davis Pinkney provides a look at the First Family's life. (6—8)
3—D Thrillers: Sharks and the World's Scariest Sea Monsters and T—Rex and Other Dangerous Dinosaurs ($4.99 each) offer facts and 3-D images of these creatures. (6—9)
Dogs 101 ($7.99) ties into the Discovery Channel's Animal Planet: Dogs 101. (6—12)
X-Treme X-Ray: See the World Inside Out! ($9.99) by Nick Veasey examines the phenomenon of X-rays. (6—12)
Planet Earth: Up Close ($6.99) is a tie-in to the BBC series Planet Earth. (7—10)
Fangs and Poison ($8.99 each) by Heather Dakota and Tammi Salzano spotlight animals with fangs; and creatures that use poison to defend themselves and kill prey. (7—10)
100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet ($7.99) by Anna Claybourne focuses on gross things. (8—12)
Girls' Life Head-to-Toe Guide to You and Girls' Life Ultimate Guide to Surviving Middle School ($8.99 each) discuss girls' bodies; and school life. (10—15)
Planet Earth Reader adds Who Lives in the Forest? by Lisa Ryan-Herdon ($3.99, 5—7). Scholastic Readers releases Lola & Tiva by Craig Hatkoff ($3.99, 6—8). And Scholastic True or False issues Birds by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger ($4.99, 7—8).
Firehouse! ($16.99) by Mark Teague. Edward, from Funny Farm, and his cousin learn how to be firefighters. (3—5)
One More Hug for Madison ($16.99) by Caroline Jane Church. A mouse wants just one more thing before she goes to bed. (3—5)
While the World Is Sleeping ($16.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Daniel Kirk. Riding on the back of an owl, a child views animals' nighttime activities. (3—5)
Princess Pigtoria and the Pea ($16.99) by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illus. by Henry Cole. Alliteration abounds in this spin on a familiar tale. (3—5)
Farm ($17.99) by Elisha Cooper portrays the changing seasons on a farm. (4—8)
Max Spaniel returns in Funny Lunch by David Catrow ($6.99, 4—8). Fly Guy is back in Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl by Tedd Arnold ($5.99, 4—8). Gauge joins The Dragons of Wayward Crescent by Chris d'Lacey ($9.99, 7—10). Sam Llewellyn's Lyonesse continues with Darksolstice ($17.99, 8—12). Children of the Red King releases Charlie Bone and the Red Knight by Jenny Nimmo ($12.99, 9—12). And Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d'Lacey introduces Dark Fire ($17.99, 9—12).
Scholastic Readers adds I Spy a Skeleton by Jean Marzollo, photos by Walter Wick ($3.99, 4—6).
The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust ($5.99) by Lola Rein Kaufman and Lois Metzger tells how Kaufman went into hiding after her mother was killed by the Nazis. (8—12)
Edward or Jacob? Quick Quizzes for Fans of the Twilight Saga ($5.99) by Riley Brooks features nine quizzes about this series. (9—13)
Appleville Elementary offers Fooled You! by Nancy Krulik ($3.99, 5—8). Perfectly Princess debuts with Pink Princess Rules the School, Purple Princess Wins the Prize, and Green Princess Saves the Day by Alyssa Crowne, illus. by Charlotte Alder ($4.99 each, 6—9). Rainbow Magic adds six titles by Daisy Meadows ($4.99—$7.99 each, 6—9). Adam Blade's The Dark Realm: Skor the Winged Stallion and Narga the Sea Monster join Beast Quest ($4.99 each, 7—10). New Geronimo Stilton titles are The Karate Mouse and Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro by Geronimo Stilton ($6.99 each, 7—10); and Special Edition: Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck by Thea Stilton ($7.99, 7—10). Hiro's Quest launches with Enemy Rising, Into the Fire, and The Shadow Stealers by Tracey West, illus. by Craig Phillips ($4.99 each, 7—10). And I Survived... issues The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis ($4.99, 7—10).
The Puppy Place by Ellen Miles welcomes Lucky and Baxter ($4.99 each, 7—10); and Special Edition: Chewy and Chica ($5.99, 7—10). Tony Abbott's Secrets of Droon introduces Knights of the Ruby Wand ($4.99, 7—10); and Special Edition: The Genie King ($6.99, 7—10). Sophie! starts up with Sophie the Awesome by Lara Bergen, illus. by Laura Tallardy ($4.99, 7—10). All Access issues Mega Movie Stars and Sterling Knight by Riley Brooks ($5.99 each, 7—12). The Amazing Adventures of Nate Banks debuts with Secret Identity Crisis and Freezer Burned by Jake Bell ($5.99 each, 8—12). The Baby-sitters Club relaunches Kristy's Great Idea and Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin ($5.99 each, 8—12). Candy Apple adds Rumor Has It by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens, Super Sweet 13 by Helen Perelman, Wish You Were Here, Liza by Robin Wasserman, and See You Soon, Samantha by Lara Bergen ($5.99 each, 8—12). And Cinderella Cleaners debuts with Change of a Dress, Prep Cool, and Rock & Role by Maya Gold ($5.99 each, 8—12).
R.L. Stine's Goosebumps HorrorLand adds three titles ($5.99 each, 8—12). I Thought We Were Friends! by Nancy Krulik joins How I Survived Middle School ($4.99, 8—12). Pet Trouble releases Oh No, Newf! and Smarty-Pants Sheltie by T.T. Sutherland ($5.99 each, 8—12). Poison Apple presents The Dead End by Mimi McCoy and This Totally Bites! by Ruth Ames ($5.99 each, 8—12). New Quiz Books are Friend or Flirt? and Sink or Swim? by Lizzie Mack ($5.99 each, 8—12). Ready, Freddy! continues with The Penguin Problem by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley ($5.99, 8—12). Wildwood Stables opens with Daring to Dream, Playing for Keeps, and Racing Against Time by Suzanne Weyn ($5.99 each, 8—12). Holly Webb's Cat Magic greets Hamster Magic and Rabbit Magic ($5.99 each, 9—12). Dear Dumb Diary introduces That's What FriendsAren'tFor and The Worst Things in Life Are Also Free by Jim Benton ($5.99 each, 8—12). And America's Next Top Model releases Strike a Pose by Taryn Bell ($8.99, 12—up).
The Lonely Hearts Club ($17.99) by Elizabeth Eulberg. Penny's decision not to date spawns a school club. (14—up)
Possessed ($16.99) by Kate Cann. Working at a country manor, Rayne encounters an ancient evil that won't let her go. (14—up)
Wish ($17.99) by Alexandra Bullen. Olivia receives three dresses that will grant her three wishes. (14—up)
Airhead presents Runaway by Meg Cabot ($16.99, 12—up).
Spring Fling ($7.99) by Sabrina James. High school students enjoy a romance-filled spring break in Florida. (12—up)
Hot Rod Hamster ($16.99) by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Derek Anderson. A dog helps a hamster win a car race. (2—5)
This Is Silly ($17.99) by Gary Taxali is a read-aloud starring Silly Billy and Wacky Willy. (3—5)
Swim! Swim! ($16.99) by Lerch. A lonely fish named Lerch finds true love. (4—8)
Young Zeus ($17.99) by G. Brian Karas retells the myth of this Greek god. (4—8)
My Brother Charlie ($16.99) by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete, illus. by Shane W. Evans. A girl discusses living with her autistic twin brother. (6—10)
The Deadlies: Felix Takes the Stage ($15.99) by Kathryn Lasky is the tale of a family of nice—but venomous—spiders. (7—9)
Sweet and Sunny ($16.99) by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. Sunny celebrates Valentine's Day in this sequel to Sunny Holiday. (7—10)
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Suzy) ($17.99) by Barbara Kerley, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham. Twain's daughter offers a portrait of her father. (7—11)
The Baby-Sitters Club: The Summer Before ($16.99) by Ann M. Martin is a prequel set during the summer before the first installment of this series. (8—11)
Finally ($16.99) by Wendy Mass. Can Rory finally do everything her parents promised her she could when she turned 12? (8—12)
Movie for Dogs ($16.99) by Lois Duncan is a sequel to Hotel for Dogs. (8—12)
Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf ($16.99) by Kathryn Lasky returns to the setting of Guardians of Ga'Hoole. (8—12)
Countdown ($17.99) by Deborah Wiles. In 1962, a girl faces the threat of nuclear war. (9—12)
The Suburb Beyond the Stars ($17.99) by M.T. Anderson. Two boys must save the world when houses start taking over their Vermont town. (9—12)
Trackers ($14.99) by Patrick Carman. Four tech-savvy kids track a dangerous criminal's online trail. (9—12)
The Dreamer ($17.99) by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Peter Sís. This book about Pablo Neruda combines biography, poetry, and fiction. (9—14)
Dark Life ($16.99) by Kat Falls. Ty must stop outlaws who threaten to destroy his underwater homestead. (9—up)
Wish I Might ($16.99) by Coleen Murtagh Paratore. When her long-lost brother appears, Willa learns the truth about her deceased father. (10—up)
After Ever After ($16.99) by Jordan Sonnenblick. Jeffrey deals with the aftereffects of leukemia in this companion to Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie. (12—up)
Everlasting ($17.99) by Angie Frazier. Camille must choose between the quiet life her father plans for her and the exciting life she discovers on a sea voyage. (12—up)
Fever Crumb ($17.99) by Philip Reeve. When Fever begins assisting a potentially sinister archaeologist on a top-secret mission, she discovers the truth about who she is. (12—up)
My Invisible Boyfriend ($16.99) by Susie Day. After creating a fake boyfriend, Heidi meets a real-life crush. (12—up)
Green Witch ($17.99) by Alice Hoffman is a companion to Green Angel. (12—up)
Remote Control ($17.99) by Jack Heath. Six of Hearts is on the run from his past and his fellow agents at the Deck. (12—up)
Shadow ($17.99) by Jenny Moss. When a young queen dies, her shadow flees the castle with a handsome knight. (12—up)
The Deadly Sister ($17.99) by Eliot Schrefer. As she investigates, Abby wonders whether her sister is guilty of murder. (13—up)
The Magic School Bus adds The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen ($16.99, 7—10). The 39 Clues continues with The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis, The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman, and Book 9 by Linda Sue Park ($12.99 each, 8—12). Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls welcomes Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out by Meg Cabot ($15.99, 8—12). The Keys to the Kingdom releases Lord Sunday by Garth Nix ($17.99, 9—12). And Bruce Coville's The Last Hunt concludes The Unicorn Chronicles ($18.99, 9—up).
SECOND STORY PRESS
Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint ($15.95) by Femida Handy and Carole Carpenter, illus. by Adrianna Steele-Card, introduces the concept of eco-footprint. (5—7)
Patrick's Wish ($9.95) by Karen Mitchell with Rebecca Upjohn tells the true story of a boy who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion and worked to raise awareness of the disease. (6—9)
The Second Trial ($11.95) by Rosemarie Boll. A teen goes into hiding with his mother and sister to escape an abusive father. (12—up)
Women's Hall of Fame welcomes Fearless Female Journalists by Joy Crysdale ($10.95, 9—13).
SEVEN FOOTER KIDS
Mirror ($15.95) by Suzy Lee. In this wordless tale about the consequences of one's actions, a girl interacts with her reflection in the mirror. (3—up)
More Life-Size Zoo ($18.95) by Teruyuki Komiya, trans. by Junko Miyakoshi, adapted by Kristin Earhart. This follow-up to Life-Size Zoo presents life-size photos of animals. (3—up)
Teddy Bear Sing-Along adds Old MacDonald Had a Farm and The Wheels on the Bus by David Ellwand ($12.95 each, 2—up). Snappy Builder gains Noah's Ark and On the Farm by Derek Matthews ($10.95 each, 3—up). Matthews's Robots! and Space! join Snappy Sounds ($12.95 each, 3—up). Classic Pop-Ups welcomes Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and Libby Hamilton ($18.95, 4—up). Sounds of the Wild introduces Mythical Creatures by Maurice Pledger ($16.95, 5—up). 3-D Close Up continues with Animal Camouflage by Daniel Gilpin and Animal Homes by Barbara Taylor ($14.95 each, 5—up). Look Inside presents The Human Body by Luann Colombo ($9.95, 6—up). 3-D Explorer offers Planet Earth by Jen Green ($17.95, 7—up). The Field Guide to Insects by Paul Beck is a new Field Guide ($15.95, 8—up). The Wonders Inside greets The Earth by Jan Strad-ling ($19.95, 8—up). Learning in Action releases Insects by Phillip Steele ($24.95, 8—up). Master Engineer issues Robots and Rockets by Paul Beck ($18.95, 8—up). And Oceans by John Farndon is a new Ultimate Guide ($16.95, 8—up).
SIMON AND SCHUSTER
Thank You for Me! ($14.99) by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Kristina Stephenson. A boy gives thanks as he lists all of his body parts. (2—5)
I Love My Mom and I Love My Dad ($9.99 each) by Anna Walker. Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about each parent. (2—6)
Wee Little Bunny ($14.99) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by John Butler, reveals the antics of a bunny in a meadow. (2—6)
Dogs ($15.99) by Emily Gravett pays tribute to canines of all sizes and temperaments. (2—6)
Bun, Onion, Burger ($12.99) by Peter Mandel, illus. by Chris Eliopoulos. Will a dog at a family barbeque score a burger? (2—6)
Jump! ($14.99) by Scott Fischer is a rhyming tale about leaping animals. (2—6)
Go-go Gorillas! ($15.99) by Julia Durango, illus. by Eleanor Taylor. Ten gorillas travel by various transport to greet a new baby in the family. (2—6)
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink ($15.99) by Jane Yolen and Heidi Yolen Stemple, illus. by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin, shows how girls can dig in the dirt while still wearing their tiaras. (3—6)
Where the Sunrise Begins ($16.99) by Douglas Wood, illus. by K. Wendy Popp, follows the sunrise as it moves across the world. (3—7)
The Purple Kangaroo ($16.99) by Michael Ian Black, illus. by Peter Brown. A monkey narrates this tale of a kangaroo searching for his friend on the moon. (4—8)
The Brothers Kennedy: John, Robert, Edward ($16.99) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Amy June Bates, chronicles the lives of these politicians. (4—8)
Christian, the Hugging Lion ($16.99) by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illus. by Amy June Bates, tells the true story of two men who raised a lion cub in London and released him into the African wild. (4—8)
My Father Knows the Names of Things ($15.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Stéphane Jorisch. A father tells his child the names of birds, clouds, planets, etc. (4—8)
Dogs Don't Do Ballet ($15.99) by Anna Kemp, illus. by Sara Ogilvie. A persistent puppy wants to dance in the ballet. (4—8)
The Boys ($15.99) by Jeff Newman. In this wordless tale, a boy overcomes his shyness to join in a baseball game. (4—8)
I Repeat, Don't Cheat! ($15.99) by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Arthur Howard. Jessica's best friend copies words from her spelling test. (5—8)
SPHDZ Book #1 ($14.99) by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita, illus. by Shane Prigmore. A boy discovers that the kids in his new school are aliens, in this first book in a new series. (7—10)
The Talent Show ($15.99) by Dan Gutman spotlights the perils of the annual school talent show. (8—12)
Belly Up ($15.99) by Stuart Gibbs. A boy and girl team up to solve the mystery of a hippo's murder. (8—12)
Sincerely: Sincerely, Sophie; Sincerely, Katie ($15.99) by Courtney Sheinmel offers two stories about a pair of pen pals. (8—12)
Mac Slater Hunts the Cool ($15.99) by Tristan Bancks. An uncool kid gets tapped to be his city's “Coolhunter.” (8—12)
Lucky ($15.99) by Wes Tooke. A baseball-loving boy who isn't very good at the game gets lucky. (8—up)
This Means War! ($16.99) by Ellen Wittlinger. This tale of boys vs. girls is set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. (10—14)
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys ($16.99) by Scott William Carter. While bullies beat up Charlie, his ex-best friend pulls up in the principal's stolen car and tells him to get in. (12-up)
Good Fortune ($16.99) by Noni Carter. A girl kidnapped from an African village and sold into slavery in America risks everything to escape from the plantation. (12—up)
Sweet, Hereafter ($16.99) by Angela Johnson concludes the Heaven trilogy. (12—up)
She's So Dead to Us ($16.99) by Kieran Scott. Back at her former school, Ally falls for handsome, elusive Jake and tries to mend rifts with old friends. (12—up)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour ($16.99) by Morgan Matson. Driving cross-country with a guy she barely knows, Amy is surprised when she develops a crush on him. (12—up)
It's Not Summer Without You ($16.99) by Jenny Han is the sequel to The Summer I Turned Pretty. (12—up)
Worldshaker ($16.99) by Richard Harland. A teen groomed to be the next commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker makes a troubling discovery about his society. (12—up)
New Adventures of Meno are Yummy Trip! and Uh-Oh Sick! by Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi ($9.99 each, 1—5). The 7 Habits of Happy Kids continues with A Place for Everything by Sean Covey, illus. by Stacy Curtis ($7.99, 2—6). Jon Scieszka's Trucktown adds Easter Egg Dash! by Sonia Sander, Let's Dig It! by Lara Bergen, and Junkyard Dig! by Annie Auerbach ($5.99 each, 3—5); and Dizzy Izzy by Scieszka ($14.99, paper $3.99, 4—6), all illus. by David Shannon, Loren Long, and David Gordon. Frankie Pickle stars in Frankie Pickle & the Pine Run 3000 and Frankie Pickle & the Mathematical Menace by Eric Wight ($9.99 each, 7—10). And Sluggers issues Blastin' the Blues and Home of the Brave by Phil Bildner and Loren Long, illus. by Long ($14.99 each, 8—12).
Legends of the Shadow World ($10.99) by Jane Johnson. Ben learns that the magical land of Eidolon is growing weaker as magical creatures are taken from their homes. (8—12)
Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? adds Secret of the Super-small Superstar by Lin Oliver, illus. by Stephen Gilpin ($5.99, 8—12). Private by Kate Brian continues with Scandal ($9.99, 14—up). And Brian's Privilege offers Sweet Deceit ($9.99, 14—up).
Dinosaurs Love Underpants ($15.99) by Claire Freedman, illus. by Ben Cort, explains what really drove the dinosaurs to extinction. (4—7)
The Lost Children ($16.99) by Carolyn Cohagan. In this fantasy, Josephine travels to an alternate world ruled by the enigmatic Master. (8—12)
It's Raining Cupcakes ($15.99) by Lisa Schroeder. A girl whose mother opens a cupcake shop enters a baking contest. (8—12)
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder ($14.99) by Jo Nesbo, illus. by Mike Lowery, centers on two kids and an unusual invention. (8—12)
An Awfully Beastly Business: The Jungle Vampire ($9.99) by David Sinden, Matthew Morgan, and Guy Macdonald, illus. by Jonny Duddle. A werewolf is sent on a mission to find a legendary vampire. (8—12)
Secrets of a Lab Rat: Mom, There's a Dinosaur in Beeson's Lake ($14.99) by Trudi Trueit, illus. by Jim Paillot. A boy is determined to track down the dinosaur he spies in a lake. (8—12)
The Wish Stealers ($16.99) by Tracy Trivas. After an old woman gives her a box of pennies stolen from a wishing fountain, Griffin must set things right. (8—12)
Knightley Academy ($15.99) by Violet Haberdasher. A servant boy becomes one of the first commoners to attend an elite school. (8—12)
Willowood ($16.99) by Cecilia Galante. Unhappy about her new life with her single mother, Lily finds an after-school job at a pet store. (9—12)
Take Two ($16.99) by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy is the follow up to Trading Faces (9—13).
Morpheus Road: The Light ($17.95) by D.J. MacHale. In this debut novel of a trilogy, a teen discovers that something otherworldly is after him. (10—up)
Annie and Snowball star in Annie and Snowball and the Magical House by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Suçie Stevenson ($15.99, 5—7). And Books of Umber offers Dragon Games by P.W. Catanese ($16.99, 8—12).
The Hunt for Dark Infinity ($7.99) by James Dashner, illus. by Bryan Beus, launches a fantasy series. (8—12)
This Is Me from Now On ($5.99) by Barbara Dee centers on an outspoken girl determined to go after everything she wants. (9—12)
Ruby's Slippers ($6.99) by Tricia Rayburn. Ruby copes with adjusting to her new school and the feud between her mother and grandmother. (9—12)
Nice and Mean ($6.99) by Jessica Leader. A mean girl and a nice girl are forced to work together on a middle-school project. (9—12)
Front Page Face-Off ($5.99) by Jo Whittemore. A newcomer to the newsroom threatens Delilah's dream of becoming a Junior Global Journalist. (9—13)
Candy Fairies offers Chocolate Dreams and Rainbow Swirl by Helen Perelman, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters ($4.99 each, 6—9). The Hardy Boys: Secret Files adds Trouble at the Arcade and The Missing Mitt by Franklin W. Dixon, illus. by Scott Burroughs ($4.99 each, 6—9). Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew issues three titles by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan ($4.99 each, 6—9). And R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street releases Stay Away from the Tree House, Eye of the Fortune Teller, and Fright Knight and the Ooze ($6.99 each, 8—12).
Summer Camp Secrets presents Tug-of-War, Fearless, and Rumors by Katy Grant ($6.99, 8—12). Athena the Brain and Persephone the Phony join Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams ($5.99 each, 8—12). The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers presents Private Killer and Killer Connections and The Hardy Boys adds The Children of the Lost, all by Franklin W. Dixon ($5.99 each, 8—12). Nancy Drew: Girl Detective by Carolyn Keene has three additions ($5.99 each, 8—12). Magic Repair Shop debuts with The Multiplying Menace by Amanda Marrone ($5.99, 8—12). Dork Diaries offers Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renée Russell ($12.99, 9—12). And Canterwood Crest releases Rival Revenge and Home Sweet Drama by Jessica Burkhart ($5.99 each, 9—13).
So Many Days ($15.99) by Alison McGhee, illus. by Taeeun Yoo. This story of a girl and her dog celebrates the choices children make as they grow up. (All ages)
All Things Bright and Beautiful ($16.99) by Cecil Alexander, illus. by Ashley Bryan, illustrates this hymn. (2—5)
The Gentleman Bug ($16.99) by Julian Hector. A teacher and bookworm wonders how he'll get librarian Lady Bug to notice him. (2—5)
Boom Boom Go Away! ($15.99) by Laura Geringer, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. A boy noisily dismisses his parents when they tell him it's time for bed. (3—6)
The Bickleby's Birdbath ($16.99) by Andrea Perry, illus. by Roberta Angaramo. A leaky hose leads to a string of events involving a mailman, moose, bee, and birdbath. (3—6)
Seven Hungry Babies ($16.99) by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eugene Yelchin. Will a mother bird feeding her ravenous babies ever get a rest? (3—7)
Gumption! ($16.99) by Elise Broach, illus. by Richard Egielski. A boy on a jungle adventure with his hapless uncle learns what a little gumption can do. (4—8)
The Handiest Things in the World ($16.99) by Andrew Clements, photos by Raquel Jaramillo, showcases such useful items as earmuffs, a sun visor, and chopsticks. (4—8)
The Pirate of Kindergarten ($16.99) by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Lynne Avril. After the eye doctor gives Ginny an eye patch, she becomes the envied class pirate. (4—8)
Keepers of the School #1: We Are the Children ($14.99) by Andrew Clements. When an amusement park is slated to replace their school, students take a stand. (7—10)
Falling In ($16.99) by Frances O'Roark Dowell. Isabelle falls into a parallel universe where children believe she's a witch. (8—12)
Dream of Night ($15.99) by Heather Henson. An abused racehorse and a foster child are cared for by the same woman. (8—12)
Keeper ($16.99) by Kathi Appelt, illus. by August Hall. A girl born in the sea searches for her mermaid mother. (8—12)
Missing in Action ($16.99) by Dean Hughes. During WWII, a half-Navajo boy befriends a Japanese-American boy whose father is MIA. (10—14)
Zebrafish ($16.99) by Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision is the story of a garage band in which only one member can play an instrument. (10—14)
A Million Shades of Gray ($16.99) by Cynthia Kadohata. A young elephant trainer is put to the test when the Viet Cong invade his Vietnamese village. (10—up)
Out of My Mind ($16.99) by Sharon M. Draper. A girl with cerebral palsy receives a computerized talking device that lets her communicate. (10—up)
The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson: A Most Improper Magick ($16.99) by Stephanie Burgis introduces a girl born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society. (10—up)
Nothing ($16.99) by Janne Teller, trans. by Martin Aitken. When a boy decides there is no meaning to life, his classmates attempt to bring him meaningful things. (12—up)
Goldstrike ($16.99) by Matt Whyman is a sequel to Icecore. (12—up)
Tell Us We're Home ($16.99) by Marina Budhos. Jaya's mother is accused of stealing jewelry from the woman whose house she cleans. (12—up)Mercury ($19.99, paper $9.99) by Hope Larson tells of two Nova Scotia girls: one who falls in love with a stranger in 1859 and one living in the present who discovers the truth about her ancestors. (12—up)
The Complete History of Why I Hate Her ($16.99) by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Working one summer in Maine, Nola makes a friend who has a borderline personality. (12—up)
Every Little Thing in the World ($16.99) by Nina de Gramont. A pregnant teen sent to a wilderness camp must decide what to do about her baby. (14—up)
Alice returns in Alice in Charge by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ($16.99, 14—up).
Amelia Rules! by Jimmy Gownley issues Superheroes and When the Past Is a Present ($10.99 each, 7—12); and The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular ($10.99, hardcover $18.99, 7—12).
S&S/BEACH LANE BOOKS
A Fabulous Fair Alphabet ($16.99) by Debra Frasier is an alphabet book set at the fairground. (All ages)
Brownie & Pearl Step Out and Brownie & Pearl Get Dolled Up ($13.99 each) by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Brian Biggs, are tales of a girl and her spunky dog. (3—5)
LMNO Peas ($16.99) by Keith Baker. Energetic peas star in this alphabet book. (3—7)
Who Said Coo? ($16.99) by Deborah Ruddell, illus. by Robin Luebs. Two birds try to keep their sleepy pig pal from snoozing. (3—7)
Pepi Sings a New Song ($16.99) by Laura Ljunkvist. The neighborhood inspires a parrot's new song. (4—8)
Biblioburro ($16.99) by Jeanette Winter. Luis and his burros bring library books to children in remote villages of Columbia. (6—9)
Poetrees ($16.99) by Douglas Florian examines the world of trees through poetry. (6—up)
Be Happy! ($7.99) by Monica Sheehan celebrates things that make for a happy life. (All ages)
The Baby Hustle ($7.99) by Jane Schoenberg, illus. by Liz Conrad. This tale about packing up baby in a stroller features a moving part. (up to 4)
Baby at the Farm ($7.99) by Karen Katz is a touch-and-feel board book featuring animals. (1—4)
Good Night Little Bunny ($7.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Sam Williams. A bunny gets ready for bed in this touch-and-feel board book. (1—4)
Wings ($8.99) by Salina Yoon. Ladybug and duckling wings are among those featured in this touch-and-feel book. (1—4)
Who's at Home? ($5.99) by Jane Gerver, illus. by Nancy Davis, is a board book inviting children to answer this question. (2—4)
Kisses for Daddy ($7.99) by Frances Watts, illus. by David Legge. At bedtime, a father bear solicits different kinds of kisses from his young one. (2—5)
My Alphabet Playbook ($12.99) by Romero Britto is a puzzle board book by this pop artist. (2—5)
Mouse's First Day of School ($13.99) by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan. Mouse makes friends when he hides inside a backpack and ends up at school. (2—6)
Bedtime Bugs ($11.99) by David Carter is a bedtime tale starring various creepy crawlies. (3—7)
Who's That Snoring? and Who's That Singing? ($9.99 each) by Jason Chapman are pull-tab tales about noise-making animals. (4—6)
How Does a Seed Grow? ($7.99) by Sue Kim, illus. by Tilde, encourages readers to guess what fruit will emerge from each seed. (4—6)
Karen Katz's Brand-New Baby debuts with Baby's Colors and Baby's Shapes ($5.99 each, up to 2). Little Quack is back in Little Quack's ABC's and Little Quack's Opposites by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson ($5.99 each, 1—4). Katy Duck by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole, returns in Katy Duck Goes to Dance Class ($9.99, 2—5). New Little Green Books are I Can Save the Ocean! by Alison Inches, illus. by Viviana Garofoli ($6.99, 4—6); and This Is Our World by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Jo Brown ($7.99, 4—6).
S&S/LITTLE SIMON INSPIRATIONS
All God's Creatures ($7.99) by Karen Hill, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, is a touch-and-feel board book introducing animals. (1—4)
Rise and Shine! ($12.99) illus. by Tim Warnes. A bear family sings as it performs daily chores. (2—5)
Daddy Loves His Little Girl ($16.99) by John Carter Cash, illus. by Mark Burckhardt, is an ode to fathers and daughters. (4—8)
One Pup's Up ($16.99) by Marsha Wilson Chall, illus. by Henry Cole, is a counting tale featuring 10 puppies who wake up, play, and fall asleep again. (1—4)
The Fathers Are Coming Home ($16.99) by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Stephen Savage, pays tribute to fathers who come home to their children. (2—5)
Mosquitoes Are Ruining My Summer! ($16.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, is a tale set at smelly, scratchy, and silly summer camp. (3—7)
Too Much Kissing!: And Other Silly Dilly Songs About Parents ($16.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by David Catrow, provides new lyrics to 14 familiar tunes. (3—7)
No T. Rex in the Library ($16.99) by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa. A dinosaur in the library shows a girl that beastie behavior is not acceptable. (4—8)
Uh-Oh! ($18.99) by Alan Katz, illus. by Edward Koren, is a collection of rhyming verse from the creators of Oops! (7—10)
Wishing for Tomorrow ($16.99) by Hilary McKay, illus. by Nick Maland, is a sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess. (8—12)
Sharing the Seasons ($21.99) by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by David Diaz, compiles poems celebrating the seasons. (8—up)
Raven Speak ($16.99) by Diana Lee Wilson. The daughter of a Viking chief suspects that a wise man is trying to take over the starving clan. (10—14)
The Exile of Gigi Lane ($16.99) by Adrienne Maria Vrettos centers on the girl who is the leader of an exclusive, powerful clique at her school. (12—up)
White Cat ($17.99) by Holly Black. When he begins dreaming about a cat, a boy plagued with guilt for killing his best friend wonders what really happened to her. (14—up)
The Demon's Covenant ($17.99) by Sarah Rees Brennan is a sequel to The Demon's Lexicon. (14—up)
Uncle Pirate to the Rescue ($5.99) by Douglas Rees, illus. by Tony Auth, is a sequel to Uncle Pirate. (7—10)
The Six Rules of Maybe ($16.99) by Deb Caletti explores the necessity of dreams and of facing reality. (12—up)
Claire De Lune ($16.99) by Christine Johnson. At her 16th birthday party, Claire transforms into a werewolf. (12—up)
Cherub: The Recruit ($16.99) by Robert Muchamore. James is recruited by an elite intelligence organization. (12—up)
Gone ($16.99) by Lisa McMann is a follow-up to Wake and Fade. (14—up)
The Unwritten Rule ($16.99) by Elizabeth Scott. Until Ryan came along, guys always talked to Sarah in order to get closer to her friend Brianna. (14—up)
Chasing Brooklyn ($15.99) by Lisa Schroeder. Whenever she tries to sleep, Brooklyn is haunted by the ghost of her friend who died of an overdose. (14—up)
Bleeding Violet ($16.99) by Dia Reeves. Plagued by hallucinations, a teen who's an outcast runs away in search of a new home. (14—up)
Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood ($15.99) by Eileen Cook. After being betrayed by her best friend, Helen is back and looking for revenge. (14—up)
Shade ($17.99) by Jeri Smith-Ready. A teen is haunted by ghosts wanting her to make amends for their untimely deaths. (14—up)
After the Kiss ($16.99) by Terra Elan McVoy. In this novel in verse told from the perspectives of two girls, a forbidden kiss is captured on a camera phone. (14—up)
Keep Sweet ($16.99) by Michele Dominguez Greene. A teen from a polygamist family who's facing a forced marriage awakens to the dark realities of her fate. (14—up)
Night World adds Strange Fate by L.J. Smith ($18.99, 12—up).
Flirting with Disaster and Pucker Up ($9.99 each) by Ronda Stapleton are sequels to Stupid Cupid. (12—up)
The Mission ($9.99) by Jason Myers. When Kaden goes to San Francisco on the urging of his brother who died in Iraq, he discovers secrets about his family. (14—up)
The Deathday Letter ($9.99) by Shaun David Hutchinson. A teen receives a letter informing him he has 24 hours left to live. (14—up)
Kiss It ($9.99) by Erin Downing. A mysterious stranger changes the life of a teen desperate to break away from her parents and their small-town notions. (14—up)
Lifted ($9.99) by Wendy Toliver. Poppy is welcomed into her new school by members of the cool clique—who happen to be shoplifters. (14—up)
The Romantic Comedies presents Hard to Get by Emma Bernay, At First Sight by Catherine Hapka, and Language of Love by Deborah Reber ($6.99 each, 12—up). Once Upon a Time welcomes Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguie and The World Above by Cameron Dokey ($6.99 each, 12—up). Summer continues with Spring Break by Katherine Applegate ($8.99, 14—up). Young, Loaded, and Fabulous offers Pretty on the Outside by Kate Kingsley ($9.99, 14—up). And The Come Up issues Can't Hold Me Down by Lyah LeFlore, illus. by DL Warfield ($8.99, 14—up).
Yo Gabba Gabba adds Be Careful, Friend! by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Karen Craig ($5.99, 1—4); A Party for Brobee, adapted by Farrah McDoogle; Play with Plex by Maggie Testa, illus. by Paul Zdanowicz ($8.99, 2—6); and Everyone Is Different, adapted by Kara McMahon ($6.99, 3—7). Wonder Pets welcomes Let's Play Outside! by Laura Brown ($4.99, 1—4); and Ming-Ming's Favorite Things by Billy Lopez, illus. by Amy De Lay ($8.99, 3—6). Ni hao, Kai-lan issues Get Dressed with Kai-lan! by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Kellee Riley ($7.99, 2—6); Kai-lan's Great Trip to China, adapted by Mickie Matheis, illus. by Toby Williams; Kai-lan and the Ladybug Festival, adapted by Matheis, illus. by Dave Aikins; ($6.99 each, 3—7).
Yo Gabba Gabba presents Spring Showers, adapted by Samantha Brooke, illus. by Mike Giles; and The Gabba Land Band by Tina Gallo, illus. by Karen Craig ($3.99 each, 3—5); and It's Nice to Meet You, adapted by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Giles; and Let's Get Cleany-Clean!, adapted by Jean McElroy, illus. by Paul Zdanowicz ($3.99 each, 3—7). And Wonder Pets offers Find Your Way, Baby Sea Turtle!, illus. by Tony Thyne, and Flyboat to the Rescue!, both adapted by Melinda Richards ($3.99 each, 3—5); The Baby Bird Rescue!, adapted by Sascha Paladino, illus. by Todd McArthur; and Floppy's First Sleepover, adapted by Dustin Ferrer ($3.99 each, 3—7); and This Is Serious!, adapted by Billy Lopez ($4.99, 3—7).
New Playskool titles are Drip, Drop! The Rain Won't Stop! by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Josie Yee; and Where Can That Silly Monkey Be? by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Steve Haefele ($3.99 each, 3—5). And Dora the Explorer returns in So Many Bananas! by Tina Gallo, illus. by Victoria Miller; and Dora and the Birthday Wish Adventure, adapted by Emily Sollinger, illus. by Robert Roper ($3.99 each, 3—5); Dora's Princess Party by Molly Reisner, illus. by Dave Aikins; and Dora's Pirate Treasure Hunt, adapted by Ellie Seiss, illus. by Steve Savitsky ($6.99 each, 3—6); Let's Read with Dora! ($8.99, 3—6); Super Babies' Dream Adventure, adapted by Christine Ricci, illus. by Aikins; and Flowers for Mami Unicorn!, adapted by Ricci, illus. by Victoria Miller ($3.99 each, 3—7); and So Many Butterflies! by Lara Bergen, illus. by Warner McGee ($3.99, 4—6).
Olivia stars in Olivia Blasts Off!, adapted by Lauryn Tuchman, illus. by Guy Wolek; and Olivia Learns to Surf, adapted by Diana Michaels, illus. by Patrick Spaziante ($6.99 each, 3—6); Olivia and the Babies, adapted by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Jared Osterhold ($3.99, 3—7); Olivia Meets Olivia, adapted by Ellie O'Ryan, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($6.99, 3—7); Olivia and Her Ducklings, adapted by Veera Hiranandani, illus. by Shane Johnson; and Olivia Takes a Trip, adapted by O'Ryan, illus. by Osterhold ($3.99 each, 4—6); and Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand, adapted by Kama Einhorn, illus. by Osterhold ($3.99, 4—7). And Go Diego Go! adds Animals Around the World by Irene Kilpatrick, illus. by Aka Chikasawa and Jason Fruchter ($6.99, 3—6); Trees for the Okapis by Jorge Aguirre, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($4.99, 3—7); Run, Run, Koala!, adapted by Erica David, illus. by Warner McGee ($3.99, 3—7); and Be Good, Bobos!, adapted by David, illus. by Art Mawhinney ($3.99, 4—6).
Joining Ni hao, Kai-lan are Listen with Kai-lan by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Tom LaPadula; and Kai-lan's Carnival, adapted by Alison Inches, illus. by Jason Fruchter ($3.99 each, 3—7); and Playdate with Lulu, adapted by Irene Kilpatrick; and Kai-lan's Beach Day, adapted by Maggie Testa, illus. by Dave Walston ($3.99 each, 4—6). The Backyardigans return in Rain, Rain, Go Away, adapted by Catherine Luka, illus. by Susan Hall ($3.99, 3—7); and Front-Page News, adapted by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by Carlo Lo Raso ($3.99, 4—6). And Busytown Mysteries offers The Missing Apple Mystery, adapted by Ellie Seiss; and In a Pickle, adapted by Natalie Shaw ($3.99 each, 3—7).
SpongeBob SquarePants stars in The Eye of the Fry Cook by Erica David, illus. by Harry Moore; SpongeBob, Soccer Star! by David Lewman, illus. by Stephen Reed ($3.99 each, 4—8); SpongeBob to the Rescue! by Alison Inches, illus. by Gibbs Rainock ($4.99, 4—8); The Best Mom by Sarah Willson, illus. by Dave Aikins ($3.99, 5—7); Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever ($7.99, 5—7); and Comic Crazy... Take 2! ($7.99, 6—10). The Last Airbender tie-ins are The Avatar's Return by Irene Kilpatrick ($3.99, 4—8); The Last Airbender Ready-to-Read by Emily Sollinger ($3.99, 6—8); The Lost Scrolls: Battle of the North by Brian James and Trial by Fire by Michael Teitelbaum ($5.99 each, 7—10); and The Last Airbender Movie Novelization by Teitelbaum ($5.99, 8—12). Avatar gains Teitelbaum's Journeys Through the Earth Kingdom, illus. by Patrick Spaziante ($7.99, 7—12). And Scarlett & Crimson continues with #4 by Allyson Black, illus. by Shane Johnson; and #5 by Black ($6.99 each, 8—12).
Baby Blessings: A Prayer for the Day You Are Born ($16.99) by Deloris Jordan, illus. by James E. Ransome, celebrates the blessings parents wish for their babies. (All ages)
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya ($16.99) by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Kadir Nelson, profiles the woman who began the Green Belt movement in Africa in 1977 to combat deforestation. (4—8)
Little Cloud and Lady Wind ($16.99) by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illus. by Sean Qualls, retells the Aesop's fable, “The Bundle of Sticks.” (4—8)
Cats' Night Out ($15.99) by Caroline Stutson, illus. by J. Klassen, spotlights dancing felines. (4—8)
Louise the Big Cheese and the La-di-da Shoes ($16.99) by Elise Primavera, illus. by Diane Goode, is a sequel to Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva. (4—8)
The Wild, Wild Inside ($15.99) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, takes a look at baby's life before birth. (4—8)
But I Wanted a Baby Brother! ($16.99) by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Diane Goode. A boy comes to appreciate his family's new addition—even if she is a girl. (4—8)
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum ($15.99) by Meghan McCarthy tells the true story of how an accountant invented bubble gum. (4—8)
Shooting Kabul ($16.99) by N.H. Senzai follows a family's journey from Afghanistan to its new life in San Francisco. (8—12)
Glimpse ($16.99) by Carol Lynch Williams. Can Hope save her sister, who has stopped speaking and tried to kill herself? (12—up)
Amelia returns in Amelia's Cross-My-Heart, Hope-to-Die Guide to the Real, True You! by Marissa Moss ($9.99, 10—13).
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Mystery Pups introduces Dognapped!, Framed!, and Missing! by Jodie Mellor, illus. by Penny Dann ($6.99 each, 5—7).
SIMPLY READ BOOKS
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ($31.50) by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Iassen Ghiuselev, presents this classic with new art. (All ages)
Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Miyo-Waapamik Lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L'alfabet di Michif) ($16.95) by Julie Flet is an ABC story that combines English and Michif words. (All ages)
Hallelujah ($12.95) by Lynn Ray is a wordless story about two lonely souls, symbolized by white gloves. (All ages)
The World Is Your Oyster ($16.95) by Tamara James, illus. by Emma SanCartier, offers a tale featuring animal idioms. (All ages)
Calling All Animals ($8.95) by Matthew Porter. This board book reveals collective animal nouns. (up to 3)
Lady Treble and the Seven Notes ($16.95) by Eliyana Biklou. This story with stickers introduces basic piano notes. (3—7)
Monchan's Bag ($16.95) by Sleepless Kao spotlights different bags and things that might be inside them. (3—7)
I Want to Go to the Moon ($16.95) by Tom Saunders, illus. by Cynthia Nugent. This book about Neil Armstrong includes a CD. (3—7)
Ella's Umbrellas ($16.95) by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Ashley Spires. A girl with too many umbrellas has trouble letting go of her possessions. (4—8)
Smudge's Mark ($16.95) by Claudia Osmond. An orphan must find the second half of a broken key to discover who he is and save his friend from a sorcerer. (8—11)
Simply Small adds Perry by Paola Opal ($7.95, up to 3).
SLEEPING BEAR PRESS
Goodnight Baby Bear ($15.95) by Michael Shoulders, illus. by Teri Weidner. This bedtime tale is a companion to Say Daddy! (All ages)
Who Will Plant a Tree? ($16.95) by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Tom Leonard, shows how animals help keep the world a greener place. (3—7)
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story ($15.95) by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Laura Regan, tells, in rhyme, what happened after an African penguin lost his feathers and could no longer swim in cold water. (3—7)
Scare a Bear ($15.95) by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello. Wildlife wanders indoors in this follow-up to Moose on the Loose. (4—8)
Memoirs of a Goldfish ($15.95) by Devin Scillian, illus. by Tim Bowers. Will a goldfish prefer living in solitude or with companions? (4—8)
Finn McCool and the Great Fish ($16.95) by Eve Bunting, illus. by Zachary Pullen, retells an Irish folk legend. (6—10)
Alphabet adds S Is for Smithsonian: America's Museum Alphabet by Marie and Roland Smith, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen ($17.95, 6—10). And I,Q continues with The White House by Roland Smith ($15.95, 10—up).
SMALL BEER PRESS/BIG MOUTH HOUSE
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories ($17.99) by Holly Black compiles short stories by the author. (14—up)
Three Hungry Spiders and One Fat Fly! by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Neecy Twinem; and Three Stre-e-tchy Frogs by Bentley, illus. by Becky Wallis ($8.99 each) are tales featuring pull-out spiders; and frogs. (3—5)
Smithsonian Baby Animals offers Baby Harp Seal's Snow Day by Anthony Parisi ($6.95, 18 mos.—3 yrs.). Smithsonian I Love My presents I Love My Planet Earth by Laura Gates Galvin ($5.95, 18 mos.—3 yrs.). Smithsonian First Look adds First Look at Ocean Animals by Jamie McCune ($6.95, 10 mos.—3 yrs.). Smithsonian Explore and Grow continues with Who Am I? and Where Do I Live? by Galvin ($6.95 each, 18 mos.—3 yrs.) Smithsonian Institution Prehistoric Pals offers Iguanodon's Escape by Galvin ($17.95, paper $6.95, 3—8). Seagull by the Shore by Vanessa Giancamilli Birch joins Smithsonian Oceanic Collection ($16.95, paper $6.95, 4—8). And Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum presents Marshall, the Sea Dog: A Nantucket Shipwreck Story ($17.95, 9—12).
The Turning: What Curiosity Killed ($14.99) by Helen Ellis. A girl's transformation into a cat could decide the outcome of a citywide turf war. (12—up)
Picture the Dead ($14.99) by Adele Griffin, illus. by Lisa Brown, is a ghost story and mystery set in Civil War—era Massachusetts. (12—up)
We Hear the Dead ($12.99) by Dianne Salerni explains how Maggie and Kate Fox founded spiritualism in the 19th century. (12—up)
Beautiful Dead: Jonas ($8.99) by Eden Maguire. When teens return from the dead, Darina is the only one who can help them find eternal peace. (12—up)
Tighty-Whitey Spider ($17.99) by Kenn Nesbitt, illus. by Ethan Long. This collection of poems featuring animals participating in extreme sports comes with a CD. (7—10)
Poetry Speaks Who I Am ($19.99), ed. by Elise Paschen and Dominique Raccah, is an anthology of classic and contemporary poems, packaged with a CD. (9—12)
School of Possibilities ($12.99) by Seita Parkkola. A boy must find a way to free the minds of his schoolmates who are becoming zombies. (9—12)
Magickeepers: The Pyramid of Eternal Souls ($14.99) by Erica Kirov is a sequel to Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass. (9—12)
I, York ($12.99) by Shelia P. Moses tells of the slave who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition. (9—12)
Hailey Twitch Is Not a Snitch ($6.99) by Lauren Barnholdt, illus. by Suzanne Beaky. Hailey takes the blame when a magical sprite gets her in trouble. (7—10)
Horrid Henry issues Horrid Henry's Joke Book by Francesca Simon, illus. by Tony Ross ($4.99, 7—10).
STAR BRIGHT BOOKS
Eating the Rainbow ($6.95). In this board book, available in six languages, photos of fruits and vegetables introduce colors. (up to 3)
What's in My Dresser? ($6.25). This lift-the-flap look at children's clothes is available in English and Spanish/English editions. (up to 3)
A Donkey Reads ($16.95) by Muriel Mandell adapts a Turkish fable about a wise man who teaches a donkey to read. (5—8)
The Great Eggscape ($16.95) by Susan Glass. A cookie comes to the rescue when two bad eggs run amok in the fridge. (5—10)
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Time Pirate: A Nick McIver Time Adventure ($17.99) by Ted Bell is a sequel to Nick of Time. (10—up)
The Chronicles of Nick: Infinity ($18.99) by Sherrilyn Kenyon launches a series about a boy pulled into the world of immortal vampire slayers. (12—up)
House of Night continues with Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast ($17.99, 14—up).
My Ultimate Sister Disaster ($8.99) by Jane Mendle. A girl navigates friendship, love, and sibling rivalry. (12—up)
Some Girls Are ($9.99) by Courtney Summers. This tale of high school rivalry involves vicious rumors and nasty tricks. (14—up)
Werewolf's Tales debuts with 13 to Life by Shannon Delany ($9.99, 13—up).
Yip! Snap! Yap! ($14.95) by Charles Fuge introduces noisy canines. (2—5)
Raindrops: A Shower of Colors ($8.95) by Chieu Anh Urban, illus. by Viviana Garofoli. This story explains how primary colors combine to make secondary colors. (3—5)
A Mother's Song ($14.95) by Janet Lawler, illus. by Kathleen Kemly. A mother and daughter spend time together in this companion to A Father's Song. (3—6)
Easter Babies ($12.95) by Joy Hulme, illus. by Dan Andreasen, is a holiday counting tale. (3—up)
The All-American Jump and Jive Jig ($14.95) by M.P. Hueston, illus. by Amanda Haley, reveals dance moves of kids across the country. (4—7)
Diamond Jim Dandy and the Sheriff ($14.95) by Sarah Burell. A rattlesnake shakes up a town. (4—7)
Dinosaurs Galore! A Roaring Pop-Up ($14.95) by Henrietta Stickland, illus. by Paul Stickland. This companion to Dinosaur Roar offers an introduction to opposites. (4—up)
Potty Animals: What to Know When You've Gotta Go! ($14.95) by Hope Vestergaard, illus. by Valeria Petrone, is a guide to toilet training. (4—up)
Reach for the Stars: And Other Advice for Life's Journey ($12.95) by Serge Bloch. Idioms and metaphors celebrate life's ups and downs. (4—up)
Maybe I'll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems ($14.95) by Debbie Levy, illus. by Stephanie Buscema, collects poems about bedtime. (6—9)
EcoMazes ($14.95) by Roxie Munro presents mazes featuring 12 ecosystems. (7—up)
The Secret Lives of Princesses ($19.95) by Philippe Lechermeier, illus. by Rébecca Dautremer, introduces fanciful princesses. (7—up)
The Big Book of Fairies ($12.95) by Denise Despeyroux, illus. by Sara Ruano, compiles fairy lore. (8—up)
Nature Science Experiments: What's Hopping in a Dust Bunny? ($12.95) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen outlines experiments using household and backyard objects. (9—12)
Chess in Action ($14.95) by Paul Mantell offers chess strategy for beginners. (9—12)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ($19.95) by Mark Twain, illus. by Robert Ingpen, gives this classic new art. (10—up)
Scrapbooking Just for You! ($14.95) by Candice Ransom is a scrapbooking guide. (10—up)
eebee's Adventures issues eebee's Mix & Mash: Adventures in the Kitchen for Baby & You ($12.95, up to 3). Hello, America! launches with Hello, Florida! by Heather Tomasello, Hello, Texas! by Christopher S. Jennings, and Hello, Virginia! by Candice Ransom, all illus. by David Walker; and Walker's Hello, New York City! ($6.95 each, 2—5). Touch the Art gains Count Monet's Lilies and Find King Henry's Treasure by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo ($12.95 each, 4—6). Joining The Classic Fairytale Collection is Puss in Boots, retold by John Cech, illus. by Bernhard Oberdieck ($14.95, 4—7). And Mercer Mayer's Little Critter returns in Where Is My Frog?, Where's Kitty?, and Where's My Sneaker? ($7.95 each, 4—7).
Classic Starts welcomes Animal Stories, retold by Diane Namm; Ballet Stories, retold by Lisa Church; Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, retold by Deanna McFadden; and Moby Dick by Herman Melville, retold by Kathleen Olmstead, all illus. by Eric Freeburg ($5.95 each, 7—9). Peter Yarrow Songbooks adds Songs for Little Folk by Peter Yarrow, illus. by Terry Widener ($16.95, 4—7). And new Sterling Biographies are Babe Ruth: Legendary Slugger by David Fischer, Jackie Robinson: Champion for Equality by Michael Teitelbaum, Jesse Owens: Gold Medal Hero by Jim Gigliotti, Jim Thorpe: An Athlete for the Ages by Ellen Cosgrove Labrecque, Lou Gehrig: Iron Horse of Baseball by James Buckley Jr., and Muhammad Ali: King of the Ring by Stephen Timblin ($12.95 each, paper $5.95, 10—up).
Amazing Paper Pets: 6 Animated Animals to Make ($9.95) by Rob Ives offers instructions for making paper pets with moving parts. (8—up)
The Classic Starts Audio book-and-CD series debuts with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, retold by Oliver Ho, illus. by Dan Andreasen; The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, retold by Christ Tait, illus. by James Akib; and Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, retold by Martin Woodside; The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, retold by Martha Hailey; and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, retold by Tait, all illus. by Lucy Corvino ($9.95 each, 7—9). Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives are back in The Case of the Crooked Carnival by Michelle Torrey, illus. by Barbara Johansen Newman ($6.95, 9—12). Illustrated Classics releases A Study in Scarlet: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Ian Edginton, illus. by I.N.J. Culbard ($14.95, 9—12). And All-Action Classics offers The Odyssey by Homer, illus. by Ben Caldwell ($7.95, 10—14).
The Boy Mechanic Saves the World (One Project at a Time) and The Girl Mechanic Goes Outdoors ($9.95 each) by the editors of Popular Mechanics round up projects using recycled materials; and gardening and campfire projects. (8—up)
50 Ways to Get Your CartOn: Recycle & Create Milk and Egg Carton Crafts That Rock ($7.95) by Ellen Warwick outlines projects that reuse these items. (6—up)
Newton & Me ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Lynne Mayer, illus. by Sherry Rogers, follows a boy and his dog as they explore Newton's laws of motion. (4—8)
Felina's New Home: A Florida Panther Story ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Loran Wlodarski, illus. by Lew Clayton, centers on this endangered species. (4—8)
Little Red Bat ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Carole Gerber, illus. by Christina Wald. A bat doesn't know what to do when the weather turns cold. (4—8)
What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Joan Waites, uses subtraction and rhymes to discuss endangered animals. (4—8)
Panda's Earthquake Escape ($16.95, paper $8.95) by Phyllis Perry, illus. by Susan Detwiler. After an earthquake, can a panda and its mother find their way home? (4—8)