LET'S COUNT IT OUT, JESSE BEAR by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Degen's now-familiar watercolors are as snug as ever. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Carlstrom and Degen team up for their sixth entry in a beloved series. Read full book review >
FROGGY GOES TO SCHOOL by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Remkiewicz's bright watercolors feature punchy, bouncy, bug-eyed animals wearing emphatically exaggerated expressions: This bunch is easy to love. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Froggy's back (Froggy Learns to Swim, 1995, etc.) and on his first day of school, he wakes up late and goes to class in his underwear! Read full book review >

CAN YOU JUMP LIKE A KANGAROO? by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Sturdy pop-ups, hidden mechanisms, and heavy stock ensure that the kangaroo's leap can be repeated many times in the future. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Can You Jump Like A Kangaroo? Read full book review >
ONE SUMMER DAY by Kim Lewis
FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"A book with a drop of humor and a spoonful of wistfulness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When Max, who looks about two, sees a tractor drive by his window, he is mesmerized. Read full book review >
ANIMAL BABIES by Valérie Tracqui
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Good grief. (Board book. 1-5)"
Animal Babies ($4.95; July 1996; 10 pp.; 0-88106-947-7): This offering is riddled with problems. Read full book review >

OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >
BABY'S BOOK OF THE BODY by Roger Priddy
HEALTH
Released: June 8, 1996

In a trademark format—crisp photographic images set against a milky white backdrop—Priddy's exploration of the baby's body, with its dozens of separate full-color photos to be pored over and mused upon, is easy for children to linger over. Read full book review >
JAMES BALOG'S ANIMALS A TO Z by James Balog
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Though a few of the critters look cut-and-pasted, this board-book bestiary is fairly breathtaking. (Picture book. 1-4)"
James Balog's Animals A To Z ($7.95; June 1996; 26 pp.; 0-8118- 1339-8): In the striking, tack-sharp photographs of this animal ABC, creatures look out from the pages as if wishing to commune with readers. Read full book review >
ALFONSE, WHERE ARE YOU? by Linda Wikler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Spirited watercolors, in a realistic style, show all the fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Alfonse is a big goose compared to Little Bird, and when they play hide-and-seek together, it takes Alfonse a while to find a place large enough for cover. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU SLEEP by Julia Moore
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 1996

"The clearly outlined animal figures—bears, zebras, hummingbirds, and lions—are easy to see and to identify, even from a distance—ideal for lapsitting programs in libraries. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Simple two-word and three-word lines compose this rhythmic lullaby aimed at the very youngest listener. ``Oh, baby, while you sleep . . ./breezes sweep/rivers rush/crickets hush/bears tumble/bees bumble/ . . . nestlings peep/all while you sleep.'' Moore's first book is a pleasure to read aloud, and even parents who find reading difficult will quickly settle into the words. Read full book review >
THE A TO Z BEASTLY JAMBOREE by Robert Bender
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"An exciting, approachable look at the animal kingdom. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bender (Toads and Diamonds, 1995, etc.) rises to the demands of the highly structured alphabet-book format. Read full book review >
EMMA AND MOMMY TALK TO GOD by Marianne Williamson
RELIGION
Released: May 31, 1996

"By trying in good faith to show no favoritism toward a particular faith, this book should be useful in institutions that receive requests for spiritual books for young children. (Picture book. 2-8)"
It is difficult for a picture book of prayer that attempts to fit almost any monotheistic religion to be successful. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >