HUSH! by Minfong Ho
by Minfong Ho, illustrated by Holly Meade
Released: March 1, 1996

"A sure winner. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From the author of A Clay Marble (1991), a charming, repetitive rhyme (subtitled ``A Thai Lullaby'') in which a mother shushes all the creatures, from a tiny mosquito to a huge elephant, in and around her thatch-roofed house so that her baby can sleep in the blue cloth hammock. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1996

"Young is right on target with her choice of topics for this audience; the book lives up to its title by providing fun for every child's every mood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Winsome illustrations of Adam Pig and his extended family will make devoted fans of this amusing work. Read full book review >

"FIRE! FIRE!" SAID MRS. McGUIRE by Bill Martin, Jr.
Released: March 1, 1996

"That stereotyping contradicts the spirit of fresh perceptions shown in the rest of the book, but its bold, breezy tone helps compensate for the offense, and youngsters will be captivated by the colorful scenes and forceful language. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Women are depicted here in a number of unexpected roles, including the heroic. Read full book review >
LAZY OZZIE by Michael Coleman
Released: March 1, 1996

"Skillful watercolor and ink illustrations add bounce, but never get in the way of the story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cumulative tale with a manipulative youngster as its hero. Read full book review >
FLY WITH THE BIRDS by Richard Edwards
Released: March 1, 1996

"Kitamura's bee-busy, lighthearted illustrations prevent the exercise from becoming too professorial; his trademark clutter will keep children poring over the pages. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A day in the life of an imaginative girl, told in singsong. Read full book review >

OLD MACDONALD by Jessica Souhami
Released: March 1, 1996

"Grand for the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A highly entertaining and inventive version of a favorite song, with plenty of surprises in the gatefolds. Read full book review >
WHEN FRANK WAS FOUR by Alison Lester
Released: March 1, 1996

A brilliantly conceived book about seven children, consisting entirely of variations on the same phrase: ``When Nicky was one she spilled spaghetti on her head. Read full book review >
GRANDMA WENT TO MARKET by Stella Blackstone
Released: March 1, 1996

"If the verse lacks poetic acrobatics, it is aerodynamic enough to keep the book, and Grandma's escapades, in flight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Subtitled ``A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme,'' Blackstone's first book opens with the purchase of a flying Turkish carpet that helps transform Grandma into an international shopper. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1996

"More durable and economical than many of its type, this one is also great fun. (Picture book/folklore. 2-6)"
An effervescent pop-up version of the familiar tale of the wide-mouthed frog who blithely asks each animal he meets what it likes to eat, including an alligator who says that he eats wide- mouthed frogs. Read full book review >
CARNIVAL by M.C. Helldorfer
Released: March 1, 1996

"Gather Up, Gather In (1994). (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Get ready to . . . Read full book review >
MY CRAYONS TALK by Patricia Hubbard
Released: March 1, 1996

"Karas's pictures depict comically fleshed-out stick-figures swinging in the clouds, confronting owls, and staring down ghosts. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Reading about crayons will never rival actually coloring with them; nevertheless, here's a book of simple rhymes about what crayons ``say'' to a small girl: ``Brown sings, `Play,/Mud-pie day./' Blue calls, `Sky,/Swing so high.' '' It's a playful idea, executed with verses keyed to the lives of preschoolers. Read full book review >
WHAT AM I? by Debbie MacKinnon
Released: March 1, 1996

"This team makes child's play of going to work. (Picture book. 1-5)"
From the creators of What Size? (p. 388), a catalog of role models guaranteed to have preschoolers begging for rereadings. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >