Rajka Kupesic

Tundra, $19.95, all ages

Love and dance abound in a retelling of the classic white ballets "Giselle," "La Bayadère" and "Swan Lake."

The Wild Soccer Bunch

Book 1: Kevin, the Star Striker

Joachim Masannek, illustrations by Jan Birck

Sole Books, $12.95, ages 9 and up (also available: Books 2 and 3)

When the Wild Bunch players find another team claiming their field, they challenge the squad to a soccer battle for rights to the field in a story taken from the author's experience as a soccer coach.


Brian Selznick

Scholastic, $29.99, ages 9 and up

From the author of "Hugo Cabret": two alternating stories, 50 years apart and both leading to the American Museum of Natural History.