Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has penned "Hide!!!", a children's book to...

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has penned "Hide!!!", a children's book to be released in October. (Beaufort Books; $17.99). Credit: Handout

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, host of "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?" has penned a children's book called "Hide!!!" to be released next month (Beaufort Books, $17.99). Foxwothy's rhyming prose tells the tale of the neighborhood gang headed out to enjoy a game of hide-and-seek, encouraging kids to hop off the couch and head out the door. For ages 4 to 7.

"Waking Up Is Hard to Do" (Imagine! Publishing, $17.95) by - who else? - singer Neil Sedaka (of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" fame) is a picture book by Sedaka and Howard Greenfield that includes a three-song CD recorded by the Grammy winner. Sedaka's 7-year-old twin granddaughters sing backup.

Author Dean Koontz is known to adults for his suspense novels, but he also writes children's picture books about his golden retriever, Trixie. The newest adventure is "Trixie & Jinx"; Trixie misses her friend Jinx the dachshund when he goes on vacation and tries to make new friends (G.P. Putnam's Sons, $16.99). For ages 5 to 8.