MACMILLAN/FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Feeding the Sheep ($16.99) by Leda Schubert, illus. by Andrea U'Ren. A mother tends to the family's flock of sheep and uses their wool to knit sweaters. (3—6)
I Can Help ($12.99) by David Hyde Costello tells of helping someone in need. (3—6)
Easy as Pie ($16.99) by Cari Best, illus. by Melissa Sweet. Even when things get messy, Jacob continues his pie making. (4—8)
The Weaver ($16.99) by Thacher Hurd, illus. by Elisa Kleven, is a bedtime story about the love among family and friends all over the world. (4—8)
Magnus Maximus, a Marvelous Measurer ($16.99) by Kathleen Pelley, illus. by S.D. Schindler. A man obsessed with measuring learns some things cannot be quantified. (4—8)
Once Upon a Baby Brother ($16.99) by Sarah Sullivan, illus. by Tricia Tusa. A girl discovers that her baby brother is more than just a nuisance. (5—8)
Layla, Queen of Hearts ($15.99) by Glenda Millard, illus. by Patrice Barton, is a follow-up to The Naming of Tishkin Silk. (8—11)
The Chihuahua Chase ($15.99) by A.E. Cannon, illus. by Julie Olson, chronicles the search to find a missing pooch. (8—12)
Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life ($16.99) by Michael de Guzman is a novel about circus life—and life itself. (10—14)
The Private Thoughts of Amelia E. Rye ($16.99) by Bonnie Shimko. During her fourth-grade year, Amelia not only finds a friend, but finds herself. (10—14)
The Celestial Globe ($16.99) by Marie Rutkoski is the second installment of the Kronos Chronicles trilogy. (10—up)
And Both Were Young ($16.99) by Madeleine L'Engle is a new edition of this 1949 novel about the friendship between a girl and boy at a Swiss boarding school. (12—up)
Flash ($16.99) by Michael Cadnum reveals an explosive day in the lives of five young people. (12—up)
Finding My Place ($16.99) by Traci Jones. Does fitting in have to mean selling out? (12—up)
The Karma Club ($16.99) by Jessica Brody. When her love life comes crashing down, Maddy starts a club to clean up the universe's messes. (12—up)
Queen of Secrets ($16.99) by Jenny Meyerhoff. Cheerleader Essie is embarrassed by her religious cousin in this novel based on the Book of Esther. (12—up)
The Moomin series by Tove Jansson repackages Comet in Moominland, Finn Family Moomintroll, Moominpappa's Memoirs, and Moominsummer Madness ($15.99 each, 9—12). And Checkered Flag Cheater is a new Motor Novel by Will Weaver ($16.99, 12—up).
Alfie Runs Away ($16.99) by Kenneth Cadow, illus. by Lauren Castillo. A boy runs away—with his mother's help. (4—8)
The Eraserheads ($16.99) by Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov. Three pencil-top erasers, which have adventures on and off the page, learn the value of mistakes. (4—8)
Dinosaur Mountain: Digging into the Jurassic Age ($16.99) by Deborah Kogan Ray tells the true story of an intrepid dinosaur hunter. (8—up)
Is It Night or Day? ($16.99) by Fern Schumer Chapman. This Holocaust novel is based on the events of the One Thousand Children project. (10—14)
The Last Best Days of Summer ($16.99) by Valerie Hobbs recounts the changes a girl experiences during the last week of summer. (10—14)
Stuck on Earth ($16.99) by David Klass. An alien takes over a teenager's body and must determine whether or not Earth should be destroyed. (11—14)
This Gorgeous Game ($16.99) by Donna Freitas. A girl feels stalked by a teacher who claims he wants to help her. (12—up)
Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania ($17.99) by Haya Leah Molnar. In postwar Bucharest, Eva's family will do anything to keep her safe. (12—up)
Rosy Cole returns in Watch Out, World—Rosy Cole Is Going Green! by Sheila Greenwald ($15.99, 7—10).
MACMILLAN/FEIWEL AND FRIENDS
Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken ($16.99) by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater. In Brooklyn, wild parrots adopt a lost chicken. (3—7)
Little Diva ($16.99) by LaChanze, illus. by Brian Pinkney. A girl longs to be a Broadway star like her mother. (4—8)
The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House ($16.99) by Bob Staake relays the tale of the presidential pet. (5—8)
Justin Case ($16.99) by Rachel Vail, illus. by Matthew Cordell, presents the diary of a third-grade worrywart. (7—9)
The Adventurers' Handbook: An Extreme, Extraordinary, and Exciting Journey Around the World ($9.99) by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Dusan Pavlic, is a guide to surviving extraordinary adventures. (7—12)
After All, You're Callie Boone ($16.99) by Winnie Mack. An aspiring Olympic diver's life is turned upside down when a boy moves in next door. (9—12)
The Gardener ($16.99) by S.A. Bodeen. A boy befriends a girl who's a victim of an evil genetic experiment. (12—up)
Perchance to Dream ($16.99) by Lisa Mantchev follows Eyes Like Stars in the Theatre Illuminata trilogy. (12—up)
She Thief ($16.99) by Daniel Finn. This novel of survival and friendship centers on two young pickpockets. (12—up)
Dodger and Me continues with Dodger for Sale by Jordan Sonnenblick ($16.99, 8—12). Eyes on the Goal by John Coy joins 4 for 4 ($16.99, 8—12). And The Breyer Horse Collection gains Samirah's Journey: The Story of an Arabian Filly by Annie Wedekind ($16.99, paper $6.99, 9—up).
Wereling ($9.99) by Steve Feasey. A teen learns that he is the last hereditary werewolf and an evil vampire wants him dead. (12—up)
City of Spies ($16.99) by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan, illus. by Pascal Dizin. Are the spies Evelyn thinks she sees in WWII New York City real? (10—up)
Foiled ($15.99) by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mike Cavallaro. In this graphic novel, a fencer's first date leads to a confrontation with evil. (11—up)
Olympians debuts with Zeus: King of the Gods and Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor ($9.99 each, 9—14).
What the Ladybug Heard ($16.99) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Lydia Monks is a tale of two crafty robbers and one ladybug. (2—6)
Chick ($9.99) by Ed Vere is a pop-up story featuring a chick. (3—7)
Fire Drill ($15.99) by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Huy Voun Lee. Rhyming text describes a fire drill. (4—7)
Alligator Wedding ($16.99) by Nancy Jewell, illus. by J. Rutland. Bayou creatures celebrate alligators' nuptials. (4—8)
Earth: Feeling the Heat ($16.99) by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Chad Wallace, discusses global warming and what children can do about it. (4—8)
Moon Bear ($16.99) by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Ed Young. Moon Bear forages in summer, hibernates in winter, and emerges in spring with baby cubs. (4—8)
Pigs to the Rescue ($16.99) by John Himmelman is a companion to Chickens to the Rescue. (4—8)
Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse ($16.99) by Emily Arnold McCully tells of an unusual horse and the man who trained him. (4—8)
Volcano Wakes Up! ($16.99) by Lisa Westberg Peters, illus. by Stephen W. Jenkins, compiles poems exploring the volcanic process. (4—up)
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian ($16.99) by Margarita Engle, illus. by Julie Paschkis, is a portrait of this artist and scientist. (5—8)
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci ($16.99) by Joseph D'Agnese, illus. by John O'Brien, profiles the daydreamer who grew up to be mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci. (6—9)
Clemente! ($16.99) by Willie Perdomo, illus. by Brian Collier, focuses on baseball star Roberto Clemente. (6—up)
Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society ($15.99) by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffy, and Laurie Myers, illus. by Erik Brooks. Cats share their stories in this companion to Dog Diaries. (7—10)
Mokie and Bik Go to Sea ($15.99) by Wendy Orr, illus. by Jonathan Bean. The stars of Mokie and Bik embark on a sea adventure. (7—10)
A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists ($16.99) by Mark Gonyea. The author of A Book About Design introduces color theory. (9—up)
Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba ($16.99) by Margarita Engle chronicles women's rights pioneer Fredrika Bremer's life-changing trip to Cuba. (10—up)
The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle ($16.99) by Deva Fagan follows the quest of an aspiring witch and a would-be hero. (10—up)
My Life with the Lincolns ($16.99) by Gayle Brandeis introduces a girl who believes her family is Abraham Lincoln's family reincarnated. (10—up)
Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters ($16.99) by Jeannine Atkins focuses on these three women and their daughters. (12—up)
Nomansland ($16.99) by Lesley Hauge. In this futuristic novel, which is set on an island populated solely by women, teenagers protect the shores from the enemy. (12—up)
Once ($16.99) by Morris Gleitzman. A Jewish boy hiding from the Nazis in an orphanage in 1942 Poland sets out to find his parents. (12—up)
Toads and Diamonds ($16.99) by Heather Tomlinson. Is it a gift or a curse when a goddess grants Diribani the ability to produce flowers and jewels when she talks? (12—up)
The Wager ($16.99) by Donna Jo Napoli. After a tidal wave wipes out Don Giovanni's fortune, a stranger offers him a magical purse. (12—up)
Harmonic Feedback ($16.99) by Tara Kelly centers on a music-obsessed teenage girl whose only friends are guitars. (14—up)
The Queen's Daughter ($16.99) by Susan Coventry. Joan must choose between her parents: Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. (14—up)
Melvin Beedeman, Superhero is back in Invasion from Planet Dork ($17.99) by Greg Trine, illus. by Rhode Montijo ($17.99, paper $7.99, 7—up). And The Sherlock Files adds The Case That Time Forgot by Tracy Barrett ($15.99, 8—12).
At the Supermarket ($16.99) by Anne Rockwell gives this story new art. (2—5)
I'm a Truck Driver ($12.99) by Jonathan London, illus. by David Parkins. Two children drive 12 noisy machines. (3—7)
Sky-High Guy ($16.99) by Nina Crews. Can two brothers save their action figure from danger? (3—7)
Bridget's Beret ($16.99) by Tom Lichtenheld. An aspiring artist searches for her missing beret. (4—7)
Who's Awake in Springtime? ($16.99) by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illus. by Emilie Chollat. A boy and his animal friends want to stay up past bedtime. (4—7)
Black Magic ($15.99) by Dinah Johnson, illus. by R. Gregory Christie, celebrates the African-American spirit and what it means to be black. (5—9)
The Village Garage ($16.99) by G. Brian Karas. It takes a village garage to keep roads safe and clean throughout a year. (5—9)
The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister ($16.99) by Charlotte Agell. A fourth grader adopted from China as a baby searches for her identity. (8—11)
Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries ($18.99) by Brenda Z. Guiberson recounts 10 well-known disasters and their outcomes. (10—14)
The Water Seeker ($16.99) by Kimberly Willis Holt. A boy is burdened by his ability to find water deep in the ground. (10—14)
Animal 123 and Animal I Spy ($6.99 each) by Kate Sheppard are board books introducing counting; and animal species. (up to 4)
Animals Around the World ($12.99) by Deborah Chancellor, illus. by Anthony Lewis, provides a lift-the-flap look at animal habitats. (3—6)
Rumble, Roar, Dinosaur! ($12.99) by Tony Mitton, illus. by Lynne Chapman, is a follow-up to Gnash, Gnaw, Dinosaur! (3—6)
Peter Kent's City Across Time ($16.99) by Peter Kent presents cross-section views of a changing city. (7—10)
The Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary & Thesaurus ($16.99) by George Marshall aims to build language readiness. (7—10)
Peter Kent's Big Book of Armor ($16.99) by Peter Kent is a history of armor. (7—10)
The Kingfisher Atlas of World History ($24.99) by Simon Adams explores 12,000 years of human history. (7—up)
Golf ($14.99) by Clive Gifford offers a guide to this sport. (8—12)
Codequest: Hieroglyphs ($16.99) by Sean Callery is an interactive puzzle book based on hieroglyphic clues. (8—12)
The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia ($19.99) by Mike Benton is a reference on dinosaurs. (8—up)
The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia ($19.99) by Clive Gifford is a revised and updated edition of this reference. (8—up)
Nature Got There First ($16.99) by Phil Gates examines how nature has inspired human innovation. (8—up)
Baby Animals debuts with On the Farm and In the Wild ($5.99 each, up to 4). Launching Hide and Seek are In the Jungle and Pets by Sean Callery, illus. by Rebecca Robinson ($9.99 each, up to 5). Flip the Flaps continues with Planet Earth and Weather ($9.99, 3—6). Amazing Animals offers Fantastic Forest and Ocean Odyssey by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker ($9.99 each, 3—6). Weird World debuts with Weird Bugs by Kathryn Smith, illus. by Fiametta Dogi; and Smith's Weird Ocean, illus. by Robin Bushell ($14.99 each, 4—8). And Discover Science presents Whales and Dolphins by Caroline Harris and Solar System by Mike Goldsmith ($9.99 each, 5—8).
Through Time explores New York City by Richard Platt ($16.99, 6—10). Explorers begins with Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon; and Oceans and Seas, Amazing Animals, and Weather by Steven Savage, all illus. by Peter Bull ($10.99 each, 7—10). Kingdom starts up with Micro Monsters and Savage Safari by Nam Nguyen ($14.99 each, 7—11). Legends opens with Beasts and Monsters and Battles and Quests by Anthony Horowitz, illus. by Kev Walker ($9.99 each, 9—12). And Navigators continues with Dinosaurs by David Burnie and Oceans and Seas by Margaret Hynes ($12.99 each, 9—12).
Animal Sticker Atlas by Deborah Chancellor and Dinosaur Sticker Atlas by David Burnie ($6.99 each), both illus. by Anthony Lewis, aim to build mapping skills; and geography skills. (5—7)
Train Your Brain: Brainbusters ($6.99) collects more than 100 puzzles. (7—11)
Chess ($8.99) by Daniel King is an updated edition of this guide. (8—12)
I Am Reading issues Alien Alby by Kaye Umansky, illus. by Sophie Rohrbach; and Yeti Spaghetti by Samantha Hay, illus. by Mark Beech ($3.99 each, 4—8). Questions launches with The Book of How?, illus. by Ray Bryant; and The Book of Why?, illus. by Kath Grimshaw ($7.99 each, 5—8). Basher, created and illus. by Simon Basher, releases Math and Punctuation ($7.99, 8—up); and Planet Earth and Chemistry by Dan Green ($8.99 each, 10—14). Kingfisher Knowledge adds Dinosaur by Nigel Marven and Sharks by Miranda Smith ($8.99 each, 9—12). And Gifted continues with Finders Keepers by Marilyn Kaye ($7.99, 10—14).
Lift-the-Flap Shadow Books by Roger Priddy introduces Food, Home, Park, and Toys ($4.99 each, 1—up); and At the Zoo and In the Town ($9.99 each, 1—4). Priddy's Bright Baby Touch and Feel Books offers Bathtime, Bedtime, Mealtime, and Playtime ($4.95 each, 1—2). New Busy Baby Books by Priddy are Colors and Words and Farm Animals and Zoo Animals ($4.99 each set, 1—2). Priddy's Early Learning Fun Books features Animals, Colors, Things That GO, and Words ($2.99 each, 1—3). And I Love Kittens and I Love Puppies by Priddy join I Love Touch and Feel Books ($5.99, 1—4).
Priddy's My Giant Fold-out Books offers Dinosaurs and Words ($9.99 each, 1—4). Slide and Seek Books issues Animals and Colors by Priddy ($5.99 each, 2—4). First Songs Library releases Bedtime Lullaby, Nursery Rhymes, and Sing-along Songs by Priddy ($14.99 each, 3—up). Joining Priddy's Read-along Books: Adventure Stories are The Lost World, Treasure Island, and Around the World in Eighty Days ($12.95 book and CD, 3—8). And Treasure Hunt Books presents Treasure Hunt for Boys and Treasure Hunt for Girls by Priddy ($8.95 each, 5—up).
Arnold of the Ducks ($16.99) by Mordicai Gerstein is a new edition of the author's debut picture book, published 25 years ago. (4—8)
Emily Stew ($16.99) by Thomas Rockwell, illus. by David McPhail, compiles poems about a child's inner life. (6—10)
Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power ($15.99) by David Pogue, illus. by Antonio Caparo. A sixth grader's silly magic power launches her on an adventure. (8—12)
Birthmarked ($16.99) by Caragh M. O'Brien is a dystopian novel starring a teenage midwife. (12—up)
Kiss ($16.99) by Jacqueline Wilson. A teen discovers that her best male friend and potential kissing partner might be gay. (12—up)
Revolver ($16.99) by Marcus Sedgwick. Alone in an Arctic cabin, a teen encounters a terrifying stranger and makes a discovery about his late father. (12—up)
Gym Shorts adds Doubles Troubles by Betty Hicks, illus. by Simon Gane ($15.99, 7—10). And Saxby Smart, Private Detective is back in The Treasure of Dead Man's Lane and Other Case Files by Simon Cheshire, illus. by R.W. Alley ($15.99, 9—12).
The Not-So-Great Depression ($9.99) by Amy Goldman Koss. In this novel, the recession doesn't affect a ninth grader until her mother is laid off. (12—up)
MACMILLAN/ROARING BROOK/FLASH POINT
For Good Measure: The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How Old ($17.99) by Ken Robbins. Photos illustrate this look at units of measurement. (4—8)
Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World ($17.99) by Lita Judge examines the growth of young dinosaurs. (6—9)
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook ($16.99) by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter, illus. by Matt Phelan, is a guide for aspiring authors. (9—14)
Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries ($19.99) by Niles Eldredge and Susan Pearson is a biography of this scientist. (9—14)
Short: Walking Tall When You're Not Tall at All ($16.99) by John Schwartz explores the psychology and mythology behind society's perception of height. (11—14)
A Sick Day for Amos McGee ($16.99) by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin Stead. Is a visit from close friends the best cure for a cold? (2—6)
Hey, Rabbit! ($16.99) by Sergio Ruzzier introduces a rabbit with a suitcase full of surprises. (2—6)
Baby Shower ($16.99) by Jane Breskin Zalben centers on a girl who desperately wants a pet. (3—7)
What If? ($15.99) by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Different choices result in three different outcomes in this picture book. (3—7)
Nobody ($16.99) by Liz Rosenberg, illus. by Julie Downing, stars a boy and his imaginary friend Nobody. (4—8)
Tiger and Turtle ($17.99) by James Rumford. Unlikely rivals compete for the same prize and reach a friendly resolution. (4—8)
Black Jack ($16.99) by Charles R. Smith Jr., illus. by Shane W. Evans, spotlights the first black heavyweight champion, Jack “Black Jack” Johnson. (5—8)
Seven Little Bunnies ($15.99) by Julie Stiegemeyer, illus. by Laura J. Bryant. Bunnies are distracted at bedtime. (3—8)
Chalk ($15.99) by Bill Thomson. Three children discover a magical bag of chalk. (4—8)
Mother's Day Surprise ($15.99) by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Kathi Ember. A snake dreams up an unusual Mother's Day gift. (4—8)
Nibbles: A Green Tale ($17.99) by Charlotte Middleton. A guinea pig finds his green thumb. (4—8)
Bandit's Surprise ($16.99) by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illus. by Vincent Nguyen. A frisky kitten threatens Bandit's comfortable lifestyle. (4—8)
The Tyrannosaurus Game ($17.99) by Steven Kroll, illus. by S.D. Schindler. Students make up a story about a dinosaur on the loose. (4—8)
There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog ($16.99) by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Steve Gray. This rendition of a familiar song is set in the rainforest. (4—9)
Ten-Gallon Bart Beats the Heat ($17.99) by Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Dorothy Donohue. Bart is like a fish out of water when he heads north. (5—8)
Oprah: The Little Speaker ($17.99) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by London Ladd, focuses on Oprah Winfrey's first six years of life. (6—8)
A Giraffe Goes to Paris ($17.99) by Mary Tavener Holmes and John Harris, illus. by Jon Cannell. A giraffe garners attention when she walks 500 miles to Paris. (6—9)
Obama: Only in America ($17.99) by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Robert T. Barrett, offers a biography of Barack Obama. (7—10)
Jesus ($21) by Gennady Spirin describes 13 events in the life of Christ. (8—12)
A Field Guide to Aliens: Intergalactic Worrywarts, Bubblonauts, Silver-Slurpers, and Other Extraterrestrials ($15.99) by Johan Olander showcases 27 aliens. (8—12)
Nuts ($16.99) by Kacy Cook. A girl cares for two orphaned squirrels. (8—12)
Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook ($17.99) by Beverly Patt, illus. by Shula Klinger, is the fictional scrapbook of a Japanese-American girl in an internment camp. (10—up)
Spotting for Nellie ($16.99) by Pamela Lowell. A car accident leaves one of two gymnast sisters with a traumatic brain injury. (12—up)
Sweet 15 ($16.99) by Emily Adler and Alex Echevarria. A girl's plans for her quinceañera wreak havoc with her family and friends. (12—up)
Pinwheel Books adds Animal Fair by Ponder Goembel ($12.99, 3—7); and What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick ($12.99, 4—8). New Marshall Cavendish Classics are Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard, illus. by Jon Agee ($15.99, 3—8); and Shelter from the Wind by Marion Dane Bauer ($16.99, 9—12). Down Girl and Sit continues with Home on the Range by Lucy Nolan ($14.99, 6—9). Ms. Wiz returns in Jail, Ms. Wiz? by Terence Blacker ($12.99, 6—9). Emma Dilemma stars in Emma Dilemma, the Nanny, and the Secret Ferret by Patricia Hermes ($15.99, 8—11). And Manolito Four—Eyes is back in The Great Encyclopedia of My Life, Volume 3 by Elvira Lindo ($15.99, 8—12).
The Very Best Toy ($5.99) by Gary Rinker, illus. by Rawderson Rangel, suggests that the best toy for a child is his or her father. (4—up)
New English-Polish Elmer books are Elmer's Colours, Elmer's Day, Elmer's Friends, and Elmer's Weather by David McKee ($6.95 each, up to 3).
The Keening ($17, paper $8) by A. LaFaye. A girl struggles to realize her special talent during the 1918 influenza pandemic. (8—13)
Monster Slayers ($9.95) by Lukas Ritter is an adventure based on A Practical Guide to Monsters. (8—12)
Nocturne ($9.95) by L.D. Harkrader. This tale of vampires and magic was inspired by A Practical Guide to Vampires. 10—up)
Still Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire ($15.95) by Kimberly Pauley is the sequel to Sucks to Be Me. (12—up)
The Dragon Codices adds Gold Dragon Codex by R.D. Henham ($9.95, 8—12)
Color by Number Books offers Fisher-Price Precious Planet ($2.99, 3—up). New Super Coloring and Activity Books with Handle are Fisher-Price Spike and Fisher-Price Precious Planet ($7.99 each, 3—up). Giant Coloring and Activity Books adds Life, Smurfs, Tiny Titans, and Zhu Zhu Pets ($2.99 each, 3—up). New Workbooks are Batman and Wonder Woman ($2.99 each, 5—up). Sticker Activity Books adds Bodies ($3.99, 5—up). And Hello Kitty joins Ultimate Sticker Books ($12.99, 5—up).
She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Tiger Jumper: Seminole Tribal Leader ($17.95) by J.G. Annino centers on the first female elected Seminole leader. (6—9)
Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins, and More! ($14.95) by Johnna Rizzo introduces 30 sea creatures. (8—12)
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011 ($19.95, paper $12.99) includes updated info about caring for the planet. (8—up)
SuperStars!: The Biggest, Hottest, Brightest and Most Explosive Stars in the Milky Way ($16.95) by David Aguilar examines the stars in this galaxy. (8—up)
Liberty or Death: The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves Who Sided with the British During the American Revolution ($18.95) by Margaret Blair tells of slaves who fought on the side of the British in exchange for the promise of freedom. (10—up)
If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge ($17.95) by Marc Aronson explores recent excavations and discoveries at Stonehenge. (10—up)
This Is Rocket Science: True Stories of the Risk-Taking Scientists Who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth ($18.95) by Gloria Skurzynski examines the past, present, and future of space travel. (10—up)
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement ($16.95) by Rick Bowers reveals how state spies tried to block voting rights of African-Americans during the civil rights era. (12—up)
Face to Face offers Face to Face with Butterflies by Darlyne Murawski and Face to Face with Manatees by Brian Skerry ($16.95 each, 7—11). How to Get Rich adds How to Get Rich on a Texas Cattle Drive by Tod Olson ($18.95, 8—12). National Geographic Countries of the World welcomes Spain by Catherine Barker and United States by Elden Croy ($27.90 each, 10—up). And Photobiographies gains Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell ($18.95, 10—up).
You and Me Together: Moms, Dads and Kids Around the World ($7.95) by Barbara Kerley spotlights parent-child togetherness. (All ages)
Weird But True! ($6.95) compiles facts from National Geographic Kids magazine. (6—up)
The Big Book of Fun ($6.99) rounds up games, jokes, puzzles, and mazes. (8—12)
New National Geographic Readers are Race Day! and Safari by Gail Tuchman ($3.99 each, 3—5); Ants by Melissa Stewart ($3.99, 4—6); and Dolphins by Stewart and Pandas by Anne Schreiber ($3.99 each, 5—7). And Picture the Seasons issues Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum ($5.95, 4—8).
Secret of the Satilfa ($19.95) by Ted Dunagan is a sequel to A Yellow Watermelon. (8—up)
Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 ($14.95) by Steve Backshall examines techniques and weapons that animals use. (8—12)
Spectacular Science: Exciting Experiments to Try at Home ($14.95) by Chris Smith and Dave Ansell collects more than 40 science-based activities. (12—up)
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LEGO Mindstorms NXT Thinking Robots ($29.95) by Daniele Benedettelli tells how to build two robots that think for themselves. (10—up)
The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Discovery Book ($29.95) by Laurens Valk provides building and programming instructions for eight robots. (10—up)
The Art of NXT-G Programming ($29.95) by Terry Griffin reveals how to create programs for LEGO robots using LEGO Mindstorms NXT programming language, NXT-G. (10—up)
The Manga Guide to the Universe ($19.95) by Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata, Yutaka Hiiragi, and Verte Corp. Three teenage girls learn about astronomy and the universe. (12—up)
Soccer World releases South Africa and Mexico by Ethan Zohn and David Rosenberg, illus. by Shawn Braley ($14.95 each, 7—10). And Build It Yourself adds Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself by Laszlo Bardos, illus. by Samuel Carbaugh ($21.95, paper $15.95, 9—up).
Explore Your World continues with Explore Rocks and Minerals! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments by Cynthia Light Brown and Nick Brown, illus. by Bryan Stone ($12.95, 6—9).
One More Egg ($7.95) by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg. Bunny and Chicken embark on a quest to find one more egg in this board book. (1—up)
Dinosaurs?! ($16.95) by Lila Prap. Skeptical chickens are finally convinced that dinosaurs are their ancestors. (4—up)
Hooray for Summer! ($16.95) by Kazuo Iwamura features the squirrel family from Hooray for Snow! and its follow-ups. (3—up)
The Little Green Goose ($16.95) by Adele Sansone, illus. by Anke Faust. A green goose learns the true meaning of family. (3—up)
Happy Birthday, Bertie! ($16.95) by Marcus Pfister. While Bertie and pals play at his birthday party, his father tries to find the present he hid. (3—up)
Outfoxing the Fox ($16.95) by Friederike Rave. Is a fox outwitting the chickens, or vice versa? (3—up)
Elephant in the Bathtub ($12.95) by Kristina Andres. Elephant and his friends climb into the tub. (3—up)
Do You Still Love Me? ($14.95) by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg shows that love survives arguments between family members or friends. (3—up)
Pitschi ($16.95) by Hans Fischer. A kitten learns how to be happy being who she is. (3—up)
Remembering Crystal ($14.95) by Sebastian Loth. Crystal's best friend discovers that true friendship never dies. (4—up)
The Giant Wheel ($16.95) by Andre Usatschow, illus. by Alexandra Junge. From high on a Ferris wheel, animals can spot their homelands. (4—up)
Rumpelstiltskin ($16.95) by the Brothers Grimm, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Bernadette Watts, is a retelling also available in a Spanish-language paperback. (4—up)
Puppy Love: A Litter of Puppy Stories ($17.95) by Christophe Loupy, illus. by Eve Tharlet, compiles three tales about puppies. (3—8)
Paperbacks in Spanish
Benito y Melosa (Wally and Mae) by Christa Kempter, illus. by Frauke Weldin ($7.95, 3—up); and Dany, la estrella del fútbol (Davy, Soccer Star!) by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet ($7.95, 3—up).
Elliot's Fire Truck ($19.95) by Andrea Beck. Elliot Moose and his pals are aspiring firefighters. (4—8)
Silas' Seven Grandparents ($19.95) by Anita Horrocks, illus. by Helen Flook. Silas discovers how to keep up with his many grandparents. (4—8)
Orca Currents adds Bear Market by Michele Martin Bossley, Blob by Frieda Wishinsky, Branded by Eric Walters, and Reckless by Lesley Choyce ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 10—14). And Orca Soundings gains Comeback by Vicki Grant, Plastic by Sarah Harvey, Reaction by Lesley Choyce, and Rock Star by Adrian Chamberlain ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 12—18).
The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest ($18.95) by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read introduces bear residents of this British Columbia rainforest. (8—14)
The Gnome's Eye ($9.95) by Anna Kerz. When Theresa and her family move from Austria to Canada after WWI, a talisman from a friend helps her confront her fears. (9—12)
After the Fire ($9.95) by Becky Citra. During a summer at a wilderness lake, Melissa befriends a mysterious girl with a fantasy life. (9—12)
Shapeshifter ($12.95) by Holly Bennett. To escape an evil sorcerer, Sive transforms herself into a deer and takes refuge in the land of mortals. (12—18)
Orca Echoes welcomes Ben's Robot by Robin Stevenson and Timberwolf Prey by Sigmund Brouwer ($6.95 each, 7—9). Joining Orca Young Readers are The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw by Lois Peterson, A Different Game by Sylvia Olsen, and Home Team by Eric Walters ($7.95 each, 8—11). Graphic Guide Adventures issues Food Fight by Liam O'Donnell, illus. by Mike Deas ($9.95, 8—12). Orca Sports releases Flying Feet by James McCann and Boarder Patrol by Erin Thomas ($9.95 each, 10—18). And Warlocks of Talverdin adds The Shadow Road by K.V. Johansen ($9.95, 12—18).
Paperback Series in Spanish
Orca Soundings offers El soplón (Snitch) by Norah McClintock and El blanco (Bull's Eye) by Sarah Harvey ($9.95 each, 12—18).
First Novels gains Captain Lilly and the New Girl by Brenda Bellingham, Daredevil Morgan by Ted Staunton, Mia, Matt and the Pigs That Sing by Annie Langlois, and Raffi's for the Birds by Sylvain Meunier ($5.95 each, 6—9).
SideStreets continues with Best Laid Plans by Christine Hart, Last Chance by Lesley Choyce, and Out by Sandra Diersch ($16.95 each, paper $9.95, 12—up).
StreetLights offers The Next Step by Beth Pollock ($8.95, 6—10). Gaming by Diane Peters joins Deal with It ($12.95, 8—14). New Lorimer Sports Stories are Man-to-Man by Bill Swan, Rock Dogs by Steven Barwin, and Trading Goals by Trevor Kew ($8.95 each, 8—14). And RecordBooks greets Big Train and Fearless by Richard Brignall and Tough Guys by Eric Zweig ($9.95 each, 11—17).
Hockey Night Tonight ($12.95) by Stompin' Tom Connors ($12.95) is a board book featuring the lyrics of “The Hockey Song.” (up to 5)
The Dread Crew ($16.95) by Kate Inglis. After finding objects marked with skull and crossbones, Eric becomes a pirate hunter. (8—12)
Maritime Monsters ($12.95) by Steve Vernon is a guide to the legendary monsters that live in Canada's Maritime Provinces. (8—12)
Bitter, Sweet ($10.95) by Laura Best. When her mother dies and her father takes off, Pru cares for her siblings and tries to avoid being sent to an orphanage. (12—17)
ORCA/SONO NIS PRESS
Counting on Hope ($14.95) by Sylvia Olsen. This story of two girls whose cultures collide is set during the English colonization of British Columbia. (12—18)
On My Walk ($16.95) by Kari-Lynn Winters recounts a rainy-day walk in rhyme. (2—5)
Broken ($12.95) by Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry tells of a modern-day Cinderella with a dangerous problem. (12—15)
A Gift of Music ($12.95) by Alice Walsh focuses on Emile Benoit, a celebrated fiddler in Newfoundland history. (5—10)
Cheryl Cole: Promise ($12.95) centers on this pop performer. (9—up)
How to Become Famous ($12.95) by Jimmy Lee Shreeve reveals how various celebrities became famous. (11—up)
(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)
Puppet Master ($8.99) by Joanne Owen. In 19th-century Prague, Milena tries to solve the mystery of her mother's disappearance. (9—12)
Grizzly Tales offers Nasty Little Beasts, Gruesome Grown-ups, The “Me!” Monsters, Freaks of Natures, Terror-Time Toys!, and Blubbers and Sicksters ($7.99 each, 7—9). And Caroline Lawrence's The Roman Mysteries releases The Man from Pomegranate Street ($8.99, 12—14).
OWLKIDS BOOKS/MAPLE TREE PRESS
Magic Up Your Sleeve ($22.95, paper $10.95) by Helaine Becker, illus. by Claudia Dávila. Magic activities demonstrate principles of illusion and perception. (8—12)
Wow Canada! ($24.95, paper $19.95) by Vivien Bowers, illus. by Dan Hobbs and Dianne Eastman, is an updated 10th-anniversary edition of this guide. (8—12)
Canadian Flyer Adventures offers SOS! Titanic! by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Jean-Paul Eid ($17.95, paper $7.95, 6—9).
The Human Body ($24.95) by Pascale Hédelin, illus. by Robert Barborini. A lift-the-flap book. (4—up)
Not Your Typical Book About the Environment ($22.95, paper $10.95) by Elin Kelsey, illus. by Clayton Hanmer, discusses environment-friendly technologies and ideas. (9—12)
My Beastly Book of Monsters ($12.95) by Arnaud Boutin is a drawing guide to more than 150 monsters. (4—up)
Max Finder Mystery Collected Casebooks adds Max Finder Mystery Volume 4 by Craig Battle, illus. by Ramón Pérez ($9.95, 8—up).
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
New Oxford Children's Classics are Heidi by Johanna Spyri and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens ($9.95 each, 9—up).