HOW MANY KISSES DO YOU WANT TONIGHT? by Varsha Bajaj
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Cutesy, but a good bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Animal and human babies get smoochies in a saccharine, but snuggly, tucking-in rhyme. Read full book review >
WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? by Mem Fox
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

"Ideally easy and well-designed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fox's latest is a participation story filled with a variety of sheep. Read full book review >

BUBBA AND BEAU MEET THE RELATIVES by Kathi Appelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Howard's trademark droll art captures the down-home conviviality that is indeed 'paradise found.' (Picture book. 2-5)"
Language that snaps, crackles, and tickles once again thrives in the further adventures of Bubba and Beau, the jowly, eggheaded toddler and his faithful mutt. Read full book review >
BERNARD WANTS A BABY by Joan Elizabeth Goodman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"It's nothing new, but those who enjoy Bernard will sympathize with this easy squeeze-of-the-hand for the youngest with new-sibling jitters, reinforced by the idyllic settings and touches of exotica delivered by Catalano's pastels. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The little elephant last seen in another familiar trial (Bernard Goes to School, 2001) has his life changed once again, this time in a big way. Read full book review >
A SPECIAL DAY FOR MOMMY by Dan Andreasen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Paired with Andreasen's With a Little Help from Daddy (2003), this contributes splendidly to the family library. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This mirthful treat conveys the profound and loving connection between parent and child. Read full book review >

ROOSTER/GALLO by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, translated by Elisa Amado
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"The sharp, evocative language should stir children's imaginations as well as pleasing the adults who may be reading to them and who will almost certainly feel that Luján's poem for children is more delightful than many so-called 'adult' poems. (Picture book/poetry. 2-4)"
Luján's nine-line poem, ably rendered into English by Amado, is a hymn to the coming and going of the day. Read full book review >
BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Huliska-Beith's illustrations in acrylic, cloth, and paper are bright and wacky in this sweet collaboration. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Maximum rhythm and maximum rhyme spin this story of sticky peril for an eclectic group of animals forced to learn the value of teamwork. Read full book review >
SIDEWALK CIRCUS by Paul Fleischman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"A lovely tribute to the endless power of imagination. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The splendor of everyday life is revealed in this quietly exciting wordless offering. Read full book review >
MOUSE IN THE HOUSE by Ann Hassett
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 2004

"Spirited, folksy art. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Stylized, attractively odd paintings show a family progress through a sequence of animals. Read full book review >
UP IN HEAVEN by Emma Chichester Clark
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2004

"A non-denominational look at heaven and the afterlife that will be a comfort to many youngsters: the best dead pet story yet. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Daisy is an old, old dog, and she can't keep up with her boy Arthur, though she loves him. Read full book review >
ARRORRÓ, MI NIÑO by Lulu Delacre
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

"A tender collection, most welcome for the home and perhaps also appropriate for some daycare or lapsit settings. (Poetry. 0-5)"
Warm illustrations with earth-toned backgrounds and more brightly dressed characters provide settings for this collection of 15 Spanish-language nursery rhymes. Read full book review >
CITY COLORS by Zoran Milich
COLORS
Released: March 1, 2004

Photographer Milich follows up City ABC Book (2001) and City Signs (2002) with another set of generic urban scenes, each placed opposite a close-up detail, and captioned with a single, large-type color word. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >