EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE! by Leo Landry
FICTION
Released: May 2, 2005

"EWSLUGp1989 and like ap-pea-ling fare and a perfectly timed complement to Little Pea (see below). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler finds better things to do with an approaching spoonful of peas than merely chowing down. Read full book review >
A HEN, A CHICK AND A STRING GUITAR by Margaret Read MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The colorful, folk-art style of the acrylic and pastel paintings echoes the simple, cheerful cacophony of the story. (audio CD) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Warning: This Chilean folktale-inspired read-aloud (and song) will have preschoolers oinking and mooing 'til the cows come home. Read full book review >

SLEEPY CADILLAC by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2005

A big blue classic convertible floats down the street until this "Sleepy Cadillac" stops by a little boy's window and takes him for a ride in the night sky. Read full book review >
NO HAIRCUT TODAY! by Elivia Savadier
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2005

"Scissor-shy children (and their parents) may be comforted to know they're not alone, either in their battle of wills or at the barbershop. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Boys of all ages resist haircuts. Read full book review >
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF BATHMAN! by Andrew T. Pelletier
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Read with the right panache, this will be regularly requested even by the most dedicated bath avoider. (Picture book. 2-5)"
He might look like a mild-mannered, '50s-era five-year-old, but when there's trouble in the tub, he's Bathman! Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, DIGGER by Anne Rockwell
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Youngsters, moreover, will have a blast hearing and making the mechanical sound effects. (Picture book. 2-6)"
One early morning, a young narrator greets Digger, the backhoe. Read full book review >
SLIDE, ALREADY! by Kit Allen
Released: April 4, 2005

"Enough, already. (Board book. 2-5)"
Allen's latest begins with an unbelievable premise—that a child would be unfamiliar with a playground slide—and relies on an intimidating gang of children to move the action forward. Read full book review >
PAPA PRIDE by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good nature storytime choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mallat illustrates a family's expression of love and pride through a series of scenes denoting the confidence and security of young wolf cubs as their nurturing and patient papa wolf guides them. Read full book review >
LITTLE SPOTTED CAT by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"An old theme with a camp approach, but in spite of the colorful artwork, the appeal pales and the tale is stale. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Spotted Cat finds several diversions to forestall taking a nap: jumping, tangling yarn, drinking cool water and hopping with a grasshopper. Read full book review >
BRAVE LITTLE RACCOON by Erica Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Tries to be an obedience tale but functions better as a well-painted homage to childhood bravery in the big natural world. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wolf's pretty acrylics light Little Raccoon's accidental night in the woods alone. Read full book review >
IT IS THE WIND by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A visual and onomatopoetic triumph. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Prose and pictures perfectly echo the sounds and sights of a summer night in the country. 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 >