Free Easy Spotlight Magento extension is perfect solution to create custom products listing blocks based on new products attribute. Custom products listings blocks can be placed either on home page, category or products’ pages.
This blocks are easy to configure and can be set to one of three different types such as products grid, product list or products slide modes. You can configure number of products and number of columns on the page according to your requirements. You can also configure new products listings blocks to show new products only from active category. So you can show either all new products or just new products of active category only.