In my last post, I mentioned that we have over 900 titles in our eloquence database that are publishing in the week between 2/27 and 3/5. Of those 900, we have only 175 that contain a brief description and a price. I started to list them below, but it 'clogged the blog'. Publishers - here is yet another reason to take the time to make a complete record of your title available to the trade. Without the right information, there is very little airtime.
As you look through this, ask yourself (even at this very small sampling) how can we make any of these these titles stand out?
"Top 10 Of Everything" Handbook by Tracey West (Scholastic, $6.99, Paperback, 9780439890470/0439890470). The hottest Fire-types. The most sizzling Electric-types. The smartest Pokemon experts. The baddest battles. And that's just the beginning.
¡Mamá Clo-cló! by Keith Baker (Libros Viajeros, $6.95, Board Books, 9780152058907/0152058907). A familiar nursery rhyme and picture book favorite, now available in Spanish
21 Proms by Scholastic (Scholastic Paperbacks, $8.99, Paperback, 9780439890292/0439890292). Authors include: Libba Bray, Jacqueline Woodson, Ned Vizzini, John Green, Sarah Mylnowski, Melissa de la Cruz, Holly Black, Brent Hartinger, Lisa Sandell, Will Leitch, Leslie Margolis, Cecily von Ziegessar, E. Lockhart, Jodi Anderson, David Levithan, Dan Ehrenhaft, Liz Craft, Aimee Friedman, and Adrienne Vrettos
Balloon Dinosaurs & Other Prehistoric Animals by (Scholastic, $9.99, Boxed Set/Slip Cased/Casebound, 9780439853443/0439853443). Bring back the dinosaurs! This kit has all you need to get started on your own prehistoric zoo. Learn how to twist, tie and transform basic balloons into wild beasts. Create a saber-toothed tiger, an ankle-biting Anklosaurus, a mighty T-rex, and much more! Includes a 64-page book with full-color photos and easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through each project. Includes a balloon pump, googly eyes, and 34 multi-colored modeling balloons. Packaged in a plastic case.
Beware Of The Haunted Eye by Dawn Barnes (The Blue Sky Press, $4.99, Paperback, 9780439856574/0439856574). In the third book in the series, we follow Max and the three other members of the top-secret Black Belt Club on another action-packed, exciting adventure in the fight against evil. In this book, they go to a Celtic-based world where the "Haunted Eye" has overtaken all who make the seasons change and life thrive. Learning about balance, nutrition, aikido, and judo, they defeat the "Haunted Eye" and learn the importance of having balance in their lives.
Big Brown Bear/El gran oso pardo by David McPhail (Green Light Readers, $12.95, Hardcover, 9780152059652/0152059652). What goes up must come down--even a big brown bear!
Big Brown Bear/El gran oso pardo by David McPhail (Green Light Readers, $3.95, Paperback, 9780152059709/0152059709). What goes up must come down--even a big brown bear!
Book 3 by Eleanor Updale (Scholastic Paperbacks, $6.99, Paperback, 9780439683440/0439683440). As the nineteenth century draws to a close, war is in the air, and influenza is sweeping the globe. After twenty years as a gentleman, Montmorency is glad to be free of Scarper, his wretched alter ego. However, when Montmorency's young friend Frank finds himself caught in the middle of a murderous political plot, Montmorency may have no choice but to call upon none other than Scarper for help. Follow Montmorency, Fox-Selwyn, Dr. Farcett, and a whole new generation of characters on their travels from London to Scotland, Italy, and America.
Book Four In The Golden Hamster Saga by Dietlof Reiche (Scholastic Paperbacks, $5.99, Paperback, 9780439531608/0439531608). Freddy Auratus--hamster extraordinaire--is absorbed in writing his latest novel (a horror story), THE LORD OF THE FERRETS, when his characters unexpectedly come to life! Not only do they haunt Freddy, but they threaten the lives of his new friends, and a colony of rabbits. Now it's up to Freddy and his old friends--Enrico and Caruso, the guinea pig poets, and Sir William, the civilized tomcat--to save the day and one another.
Catch Me If You Can!/¡A que no me alcanzas! by Bernard Most (Green Light Readers, $3.95, Paperback, 9780152059679/0152059679). Almost everyone is afraid of the biggest dinosaur of them all.
Catch Me If You Can!/¡A que no me alcanzas! by Bernard Most (Green Light Readers, $12.95, Hardcover, 9780152059644/0152059644). Almost everyone is afraid of the biggest dinosaur of them all.
Cenicienta / Cinderella by Luz Orihuela (Scholastic en Espanol, $3.99, Paperback, 9780439871956/0439871956). A beautiful bilingual tale of poor Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her get to the ball.
Chanters Of Tremaris, Book Three by Kate Constable (Scholastic Paperbacks, $5.99, Paperback, 9780439554837/0439554837). At the beginning of THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS, Calwyn fled Antaris with Darrow to defeat the ambitious chanter Samis. In THE TENTH POWER, she comes back to the mountains in hopes of rejuvenating her lost powers of chantment. But Samis's magic left terrible scars on Antaris, so Calwyn finds only conflict rather than the peace she craved. Meanwhile, Darrow suffers from a sickness that has sapped his magic as well as his strength--and Samis has returned to continue his quest for the Singer of All Songs. All of Tremaris seems to be dying. How can Calwyn save the land, and finally save them all?
Chapter Book: The Circus Comes To Town by Howie Dewin (Scholastic Paperbacks, $4.99, Paperback, 9780439897262/0439897262). Luffy and Zolo are one step closer to One Piece when they track down a map of the Grand Line. Too bad it's under lock and key in the ship of the most feared pirate on the sea-Captain Buggy! And as if that weren't bad enough, a mysterious, pirate-hating navigator named Nami is after the very same map and always seems to be one step ahead of them. Can Luffy and Zolo face down the entire crew of fearsome clowns and outwit Nami on their way?
Charlie Chick by Nick Denchfield (Red Wagon Books, $10.95, Paper Over Board, 9780152060138/0152060138). How can one little chick be so BIG?
Chestnut Soldier by Jenny Nimmo (Scholastic Audio Books, $29.95, Trade Paper and CD, 9780439925002/0439925002). Gwyn can feel danger coming in the wind. Somehow he knows the warnings have to do with the broken toy horse that holds the evil spirit of a prince who lived long ago. When Gwyn discovers that the prince's dark soul has escaped from the horse and is seeking revenge Gwyn, Emlyn, and Nia have to figure out how to save the mysterious soldier who claims to be Nia's distant cousin. With the help of the Snow Spider, can they recapture the prince's soul without hurting the Chestnut soldier?
Chestnut Soldier - Library Edition by Jenny Nimmo (Scholastic Audio Books, $54.95, Compact Disk, 9780439023394/0439023394). Gwyn can feel danger coming in the wind. Somehow he knows the warnings have to do with the broken toy horse that holds the evil spirit of a prince who lived long ago. When Gwyn discovers that the prince's dark soul has escaped from the horse and is seeking revenge Gwyn, Emlyn, and Nia have to figure our how to save the mysterious soldier who claims to be Nia's distant cousin. With the help of the Snow Spider, can they recapture the prince's soul without hurting the chestnut soldier?
Daniel's Mystery Egg/El misterioso huevo de Daniel by Alma Flor Ada (Green Light Readers, $12.95, Hardcover, 9780152059660/0152059660). Daniel finds an egg. What kind of animal will it hatch?
Daniel's Mystery Egg/El misterioso huevo de Daniel by Alma Flor Ada (Green Light Readers, $3.95, Paperback, 9780152059717/0152059717). Daniel finds an egg. What kind of animal will it hatch?
Do You Know Your Dog? by Howie Dewin (Scholastic Inc., $3.99, Paperback, 9780439843677/0439843677). Taking care of a dog means a lot more than just a good scratch behind the ears. If you want your dog to stay happy and healthy, then you have to start thinking like a dog. So scratch your ear with your foot and curl up on the couch with this book. Before you know it, you'll be thinking like a dog!
Down And Out Down Under by Geronimo Stilton (Scholastic Paperbacks, $5.99, Paperback, 9780439841208/0439841208). G'day, mate! I was searching for ideas for my new book, and my friend Petunia Pretty Paws knew just where to find them -- in Australia. Holey cheese, it sounded like a fabumouse adventure! But between surfing with sharks, being chased by poisonous snakes, and getting lost in the outback, I was beginning to wonder if this trip down under was really a good idea. Kangaroos and koalas and crocs -- oh, my! Would I ever see New Mouse City again?
Exo-force: Search For The Golden City by Greg Farshtey (Scholastic Inc., $3.99, Paperback, 9780439892031/0439892031). The EXO-FORCE team has met its match--the Striking Venom. After the last fight between the robots and the humans, the Striking Venom left the EXO-FORCE fortress in ruins. But Sensei Keiken has heard rumors of the Golden City--a legendary place of power. Even if it does exist, can the EXO-FORCE team find it in time to save the humans?
Exo-force Collector's Guide by Allison Lassieur (Scholastic Inc., $5.99, Paperback, 9780439828112/0439828112). Enter the world of the EXO-FORCE team, where every day brings another battle between the humans and the robots for control over Sentai Mountain. This full color guide will feature images of all your favorite battle machines, pilots . . .and of course, the ruthless robots. In this Official Guide you'll find out about: -- The expertly trained EXO-FORCE team pilots and battle machines. -- The robots and their merciless battle machines. -- The history of Sentai Mountain and Sentai Fortress.
Fairy Colors by Caroline Repchuk (Cartwell Books, $5.99, Board Books, 9780439887046/0439887046). "Fairy orange, fairy blue, fastening up their fairy shoes." "Rainbow fairies one and all, ready for the fairy ball!" You are invited to the fairy ball! This sturdy casebound board book teaches colors and features rhyming text and holographic foil on every spread! Glittering fairies in all the colors of the rainbow prepare to greet the fairy queen. Join the fun!
Fairy Numbers by Caroline Repchuk (Cartwell Books, $5.99, Board Books, 9780439887054/0439887054). "TEN fairies fly. NINE wave good-bye. EIGHT fairies hide, then SEVEN peep outside." Learn to count along with 10 fun-loving and mischievous fairies. This sturdy casebound board book follows a group of fairy friends as they frolic through fields and spend their days at fun and games--flying, singing, racing, hiding, and more!
Ferno The Fire Dragon by Adam Blade (Scholastic Paperbacks, $4.99, Paperback, 9780439906512/0439906512). Strange things are happening in Tom's village. First, the horses were attacked. Then, the river dried up. Now, the last of the crops has mysteriously burnt to the ground. Everyone is terrified. But Tom isn't afraid. He's always dreamed of a quest-a real quest!-and vows to go to the king and bring help for them all. But Tom soon learns that his village is not the only one in trouble. People are in trouble all over the kingdom. Hope is nearly lost. That is, until Tom is sent on the greatest quest of all--the Beast Quest.
Fire Star by Chris D'lacey (Orchard Books, $15.99, Hardcover, 9780439845823/0439845823). In this thrilling final installment of Chris d'Lacey's popular trilogy, David Rain is faced with a perilous task. ICEFIRE's evil sibyl Gwilanna is back, this time determined to resurrect the dragon Gawain on the ice cap of the Tooth of Ragnar. Can David and his friends stop her before it's too late?
Fire Within by Chris D'lacey (Scholastic Paperbacks, $6.99, Paperback, 9780439672449/0439672449). When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David's personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth behind an unsolved mystery close to home. The story has an unhappy ending, and when David realizes the consequences of it he is angry. Then David finds Gadzooks crying and near death, and he discovers that these special dragons die when they are not loved. Soon David is forced to save his friend and unlock the powers of the fire within.
You Know what? There are way too many to list.... if you want this list... email me at
ftoolan at qsolution dot com.