DUNK SKUNK by Michael  Rex
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The action, the bright colors and the rhyming sounds add up to a winner well worth sharing with pre-emergent readers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Rex follows up Truck Duck (2004) with another set of exuberant-looking animals, set against plain backgrounds of bright primary hues and matched to two-word rhymes on stiff card stock. Read full book review >
DUCK’S KEY, WHERE CAN IT BE? by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The air of mischief is light and fun and the sturdy-paper construction should keep the flaps flapping for many a hard yank. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Good lift-the-flap books provide a sense of discovery and the engaging pleasures of being a co-conspirator. Read full book review >

HEY, MAMA GOOSE by Jane Breskin Zalben
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Children will enjoy searching out their favorite characters in their new settings, and adults will chuckle at the visual elements placed just for them. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Mother Goose is the real-estate agent who rearranges the traditional settings of her famed tales. Read full book review >
PAJAMAS ANYTIME by Marsha Hayles
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Fittingly illustrated by pajama designer Nakata, this looks to be a fun choice for bedtime, but the slight story makes it a title most libraries can do without. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little pajama-clad boy recalls special times through out the year when he can wear his cozy and colorful pajamas. Read full book review >
LITTLE QUACK’S BEDTIME by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The gentle cadence of Thompson's tale coupled with Anderson's rich illustrations makes this an ideal candidate for the last story of the night. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Thompson's Mama Duck and her ducklings return in a tender tale about things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Audiences of one or many will enjoy it, especially if they get to press the duck and make him squeak. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten rubber ducks are packed in a box and tied to a boat. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, MY DUCKLING by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Old fans and new listeners will be happy to welcome Tafuri's Mama Duck and her eight adorable babies in a brand-new appearance. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >
READY OR NOT, DAWDLE DUCKLING by Toni Buzzeo
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Though Hide-and-Seek Daisy (2001), with its lift-the-flaps, was a bit more engaging, toddlers will identify with this friendly duckling who does things his own way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The American cousin to Come Along, Daisy! (1998) returns in this sweet sequel to his eponymous debut. Read full book review >
SHHHHH! EVERYBODY’S SLEEPING by Julie Markes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"In taffy-bright pastels, the magnificent illustrations offer imaginative details that cannot fail to amuse and soothe readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This is a wonderful new story in the bedtime tradition. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU! A BUSHEL AND A PECK by Frank Loesser
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Backmatter includes the actual words and music for adventuresome presenters. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A duckling farmer tries to let his lady love know how he feels about her as they work the farm. Read full book review >
BIG RED TUB by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Jarman has created an imaginative tale of good clean fun! (Picture book. 2-5)"
This flight of fancy soars above ordinary bath books. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >