YOU CAN'T CATCH ME by Charlotte Doyle
FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"You can almost hear the giggles. (Picture book. 2-3)"
This entry in the Harper Growing Tree series has a text modeled on "There was a little turtle," and several other hand rhymes. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH by Carl Norac
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Hugs abound among the puffy-cheeked rodents in this mushy, overstated tale and its greeting-card message. (Book-of-the- Month-Club selection) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Resembling in spirit and content such books as Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You? (1995, not reviewed), this book stars Lola, a nut-brown hamster who could be an adopted cousin of Nutbrown Hare. Read full book review >

BARNYARD LULLABY by Frank Asch
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Asch (Water, 1995, etc.) illustrates each lullaby with the simplicity of his Moonbear books; the musical score at the end sets the animal poems to music. (Picture book. 1-3)"
The clucking, mooing, neighing, oinking, baaing, and honking of the barnyard animals are just so much noise to the farmer in his bed, but these are melodic lullabies to the animals in the barn. ``Tuck your legs beneath you,/Legs that love to run./Feel them growing ever stronger./Let the day be done,'' a horse sings to her foal. Read full book review >
ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >
CIRCUS SHAPES by Stuart J. Murphy
FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1998

"Beyond that lesson, Miller's clean-cut illustrations offer bright colors and bold geometric shapes, doing for the circus what Donald Crews did for the festive procession in Parade (1983). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Murphy (Betcha!, p. 1460, etc.) adds to the MathStart series with a book about shapes, presenting them in no less than three rings. Read full book review >

KITTEN'S NAP by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Spohn's illustrations are an intentionally naive set of images; she uses the thickness and opacity of the paint to convey the cuddly awkwardness of these young animals. (Board book. 1-3)"
A kitten tries and tries to take a cat nap but there are too many noisy interruptions; first a bee, then a chickadee. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The book is a sprightly, upbeat celebration. (Anthology. 2-6)"
A nifty compilation of Latin American songs and finger rhymes, some of them original, some recalled from Orozco's Mexican childhood, and some collected during tours in Latin America and Spain. Read full book review >
ALBERT GOES TO TOWN by Jennifer Jordan
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"McNeill's illustrations, with a retro look and sparkling with color, are ideal. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Albert takes a mystery tour of his neighbor's backyard in this salute to the workings of imagination. Read full book review >
WHEN I WAS LITTLE LIKE YOU by Jill Paton Walsh
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Puffs of cottony clouds and ice cream, rounded hills, and gently pitched hat brims add to the amiable, pastoral feel of this saunter through summer memories. (Picture book. 2-4)"
While on a seaside stroll with her grandmother, Rosie learns how things in her present-day environment compare with the olden days of Gran's time. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The stories are too short to amount to a child's daily ration of reading, but may fill out odd moments here and there. (Anthology. 2-5)"
A British import aimed squarely at the holiday gift market, with a 1998 full-color calendar on the inside of the dust jacket. Read full book review >
THE WOLF'S LUNCH by Olivier Douzou
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A witty volume that seems aimed over the heads of the conventional board-book audience, but that will have children giggling. (Board book. 2-4)"
In tight close-ups and by offering only one or two shapes at a time, Douzou introduces the wolf's visage piece by piece. Read full book review >
SPLASH! by Kirsty Melville
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"The background of sea, snow, and shadows offers the perfect theater for these Charlie Chaplins of the Antarctic, all dressed up for a premiere on ice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A collection of full-color photographs of Antarctic Adelie penguins masquerades as a counting book, covering numbers one through ten. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >