HELLO PEANUT! by Rachel Anderson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Families expecting a new addition will enjoy the playful nature of this tale. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curly haired little girl follows the growth of her baby brother in her mother's stomach by comparing his size to things she knows. Read full book review >
DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Moss's non-judgmental tone and happy resolution diffuse the tensions of a commonplace scenario and makes this the ideal tale to share after the hectic whirl of a busy day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Moss perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of the daily mad dash to school and work in all its frenzied glory. Read full book review >

BETTY’S NOT WELL TODAY by Gus Clarke
FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"This first American edition is well worth the price of a sturdy paperback. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A girl and her doll are sick in bed. Read full book review >
PEA POD BABIES by Karen Baicker
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"MPSLUGetc Baicker's tale will resonate with all youngsters, addressing their need to be recognized for their individuality. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Clearly aimed at multiple birth siblings, this comical tale reminds readers that just because babies, peapod or otherwise, look the same does not mean they are the same. Read full book review >
MY LOVE FOR YOU ALL YEAR ROUND by Susan L. Roth
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The comforting text, combined with the stunning collages, provides a compelling exploration of the year and its seasons for young readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Roth revisits the theme of My Love for You (1997), this time giving it a seasonal ambiance. Read full book review >

PIG ON A SWING by Jenny Nimmo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Children will oink, growl, and bump along with this one. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Finding the playground empty, Tim wants to go home, but he's intrigued when his Mum asks what's sitting on the obviously empty swings. Read full book review >
FIND-A-SAURUS by Mark Sperring
DINOSAURS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sure to be a hit with young children, but fun for adults as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Marty's mom has told him all about dinosaurs and now he wants to find one to be his pal in Sperring's highly imaginative picture book debut. Read full book review >
MY FIRST KWANZAA by Karen Katz
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A solid, sweet, and meaty choice for holiday reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With colorful collage and mixed-media illustrations alongside brief, yet informative text, Katz's latest offers youngsters an engaging introduction to the African-American holiday. Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT ENGINES by Denise Dowling Mortensen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Mortensen has written just enough text to engage the sleepy child while the soothing cadence will help ease the youngster into a contented slumber. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This little charmer is clearly intended for the vehicle-obsessed toddler. Read full book review >
GIGGLE-WIGGLE WAKE-UP! by Nancy White Carlstrom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"This boisterous tale is just the thing to chase away the doldrums and start Monday, or any other day, with a bang. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In an ebullient burst of playful language, Carlstrom's tale whisks readers through a youngster's Monday routine. Read full book review >
THIS LITTLE PIGGY’S BOOK OF MANNERS by Kathryn Madeline Allen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Amusing, cheerful instruction for the young formative preschooler. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a parody of the traditional nursery rhyme, Allen has created a humorous paradigm for etiquette and social behavior. Read full book review >
THE WAY THE STORM STOPS by Michelle Meadows
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Still, a gentle and comforting book to share with anyone afraid of thunderstorms. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this simple rhymed tale, a young girl's mother comforts her until the storm subsides. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >