WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE BABY-O? by Theo Heras
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Lively, toe-tapping fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This collection of ten rhymes and songs manages to group some traditional favorites such as Trot Trot to Boston and Hush Little Baby with more modern folk songs like Woodie Guthrie's Jig Along Home. Read full book review >
THIS IS THANKSGIVING by Harriet Ziefert
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"The art is simple but as appealing to the young eye as a tray of bonbons, and is sure to make at least one reader drool. (Board book. 2-5)"
In a sturdy board book, Ziefert and Zemke salute the bounty of Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

CUDDLE TIME by Libby Gleeson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"But more than most, this is one picture book that readers will want to preview before reading (or purchasing). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unfortunate word choice and a disconcerting image mar an otherwise engaging story of two toddlers' early-morning adventure in this Australian import. Read full book review >
HERE THEY COME! by David Costello
FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"The rhyming text and too-cute-to-be-scary monsters make this worth a look if you need more non-threatening Halloween tales. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Halloween night and the monsters gather for a party. Read full book review >
ROOM FOR A LITTLE ONE by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The poetic patterned text with just a few, well-chosen lines is quietly powerful and will be accessible to little ones just learning about the Christmas story. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The old concept that all the animals were welcomed with kindness into the stable in Bethlehem is the theme of this evocative exploration of the Nativity story. Read full book review >

A CHILD IS A CHILD by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The message of love, acceptance, and community is simply communicated, making this a perfect title for adoptive or blended families. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Mama and Papa frog are missing; the baby frogs are scared and alone. Mr. Mole, Mr. Hedgehog, and Mrs. Blackbird don't know what to do. Read full book review >
SNOWBEAR’S CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN by Theresa Smythe
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Though the story itself is simple, it actually conveys quite a few concepts: counting by ordinal numbers, the calendar and passage of time, and the process of preparing for an event through sequential steps. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cut-paper collage is the artistic medium for this adroitly illustrated story of preparing for Christmas day by day throughout December. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN by Margaret Wise Brown
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"She also included a rabbit family (mother, father, and baby) throughout many of her illustrations, in tribute to Brown's best-loved works. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Brown's quietly understated text, first published in 1952 with different illustrations, provides the words for this simple, sweet, and satisfying introduction to the Nativity story. Read full book review >
UNDER MY HOOD I HAVE A HAT by Karla Kuskin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The text is short and simple enough to use with toddlers who are just beginning to listen to real stories, but the rhyme, rhythm, and attractive illustrations on lime-green backgrounds will also appeal to older preschoolers and even beginning readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Kuskin's short, catchy poem (first published in 1964) about bundling up for winter weather serves as the text in this simple, sweet story about a little girl and her dog playing in the snow. Read full book review >
BEATRICE DOESN’T WANT TO by Laura Numeroff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"While big people might see the end coming, the target audience will enjoy the twist and wish for further adventures. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Beatrice didn't like books. She didn't even like to read. Read full book review >
BABY GOOSE by Kate McMullan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Oversensitive parental readers may be pleased by that, and certainly by the tongue-in-cheek art; babies will, as ever, enjoy hearing the playful nonsense. (Nursery rhymes. 0-3)"
McMullan brings babies to center stage in 27 thematically arranged, deftly altered Mother Goose rhymes—"Hark hark the dogs do bark / The babies are coming to town," "Oh, the Baby Duke of York / He had ten thousand men," "Baby Foster went to Gloucester," etc. Lemaître illustrates each with a cartoon-style scene, featuring diaper-clad toddlers accompanied by a varied and recurring cast of farm animals, pets, bugs, bath toys, and dancing sausages. Read full book review >
DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino
POETRY
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. 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 >