POETRY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >
ON YOUR TOES by Rachel Isadora
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2003

"EWSLUGp2001, Patricia Lee Gauch's Tanya stories, and Isadora's own Lili at Ballet (1993). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The beauty and wonder of ballet welcome the reader right from the cover. Read full book review >

BABIES ON THE GO by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sweet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Some babies stand up right away. They take a step then run and play. Read full book review >
A DOZEN DUCKLINGS LOST AND FOUND by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2003

"An afterword offers interesting information about the Muscovey ducks that are so charmingly pictured. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Farmer Donald removes 12 broken fence posts from the ground just before Mother Duck marches her 12 ducklings across the pasture, a gentle misadventure occurs. Read full book review >
CARLO LIKES COLORS by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A great book for color recognition, though you might have to make up your own ending. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After reading and counting, Carlo the cartoon giraffe explores yet another topic with preschoolers. Read full book review >

THROUGH THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Good for story hour and group read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Illustrated in warm bold colors, a cumulative rhyming poem tells of a chain reaction of individual animal actions. Read full book review >
TRUCKS by Patricia Hubbell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The nature of connection between truck, cargo, and driver varies, offering interesting questions to readers in the mood to ponder puns and products; for those who just want rhymes and trucks, this will be a quick, joyful, and often-requested read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
These neatly skillful rhymes and creative, detailed collages will delight the youngest of truck aficionados. Read full book review >
MILLIE IN THE MEADOW by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Picture perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Millie, a cheerful cow, spots an artist setting up his tools in her field. Read full book review >
BENNY by Sieb Posthuma
by Sieb Posthuma, illustrated by Sieb Posthuma
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"No bone to pick here. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This cheery picture story, first published in the Netherlands, features a young dog reminiscent of Gene Zion's Harry. Read full book review >
IF YOU SEE A KITTEN by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Perfect for preschoolers and younger, Butler's tale easily lends itself to group read aloud settings, with each successive reading sure to become more riotous as the children become familiar with their responses. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Butler (Hush, Little Ones, 2002, etc.) leads young readers on an alliterative tour of creatures. Read full book review >
A MUD PIE FOR MOTHER by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Sometimes the best gift of all is right under one's nose—or snout. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Pig goes in search of the perfect gift for his mother's birthday only to find that sometimes the best gifts come when you are not even looking. Read full book review >
BUBBLE BATH PIRATES! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Bathing rituals are never hurt by a dose of invention, though this could well be a one-time exchange: a good idea that kids will want to throw their own twist upon. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Krosoczka, who's had such fun with Good Night, Monkey Boy! (2001) and Baghead (2002), conducts readers through a piratical bath time in what might be considered a bathing primer for the very young. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >