Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A foreword includes a rather esoteric introduction from the publisher regaling interested adults with an abbreviated history of Mother Goose, from her roots in an ancient Hindu goddess to her first published appearance in 1697. (contents list, index) (Picture book. 2-8)"
Arresting artwork combined with a playful challenge of seek-and-find offers readers a fresh alternative to more traditional Mother Goose collections. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"This latest escapade is a delight both for newcomers and those already familiar with the plucky hen. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Stoeke's (A Friend For Minerva Louise, 1997, etc.) inquisitive chicken returns for another adventure when she visits a nearby fair. Read full book review >

BEAR’S DAY by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Released: June 1, 2000

"Cuddly sweet, these board books are made for lap-sharing and read-aloud sessions. (Board books. 0-4)"
This pair of beguiling board books focuses on a busy toddler and his playmates. Read full book review >
CAREER DAY by Anne Rockwell
Released: May 31, 2000

"A sparkling, family-centered, no-threat introduction to considerations of what might be fun for little ones to do when they grow up. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The mother-daughter team of Anne and Lizzy Rockwell (Thanksgiving Day, 1999, etc.) presents their fourth visit to Mrs. Madoff's busy, bright, and active classroom. Read full book review >
WALK THE DOG by Bob Barner
Released: May 1, 2000

"Whether walking, running, sniffing, licking, jumping, digging, or chasing, these happy-go-lucky four-footed friends exemplify all the alluring traits that qualify them for the title of man's (and kids') best friend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From the oversize pawprints on the grassy-green endpapers to the parade of pups between the covers, this alphabetic array of popular pooches will have young readers howling, barking, and growling for a dog of their own. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 2000

"Hats off indeed to this splendid parade of a book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The business of a parade is to march along with style and zip and knock the socks off those who watch. Read full book review >
THE BABY'S GAME BOOK by Isabel Wilner
Released: April 30, 2000

"A winsome treasury of games that reinforce the bonds of love between parent and child. (author's note) (Picture book. 0-2)"
Wilner's (The Poetry Troupe, not reviewed) collection of games, especially for baby, engages children's entire being, from the top of their fuzzy little heads to the tips of their tiny toes, in loving play. Read full book review >
BOUNCING TIME by Patricia Hubbell
Released: April 30, 2000

"Young readers will be enthralled by this jubilant tale that celebrates children's wondrous ability to revel in the moment. (Picture book. 1-4)"
An energetic tot bounds through her day in this jaunty tale from Hubbell (Sidewalk Trip, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
SNUGGLE WUGGLE by Jonathan London
Released: April 1, 2000

"Besides providing a cuddly bedtime story, London's tale also aids little ones in identifying a broad assortment of familiar animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London and Rex have teamed up again (Wiggle Waggle, not reviewed) to produce a captivating bedtime tale for the preschool set. Read full book review >
GOOD AS GOLDIE by Margie Palatini
Released: April 1, 2000

"She addresses a sensitive subject for young children, deftly using humor to lighten the mood with her signature flair for the comical and giving readers a protagonist with whom they can identify. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Palatini's (Ding Dong Ding Dong, 1999) hilarious tale offers readers a kid's-eye view of sibling relationships. Read full book review >
OFF WE GO! by Jane Yolen
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Laurel Molk
Released: April 1, 2000

"Pick this up, lickety split. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Little ones know that Grandma's house is best! Read full book review >
ALFIE'S 1-2-3 by Shirley Hughes
Released: March 31, 2000

"Fans of Alfie will savor this newest adventure while the uninitiated will quickly discover why this series has such enduring popularity with children and adults alike. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Alfie and his little sister Annie Rose are back, this time introducing the numbers one through ten in a playful approach to counting. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
John Sandford
author of SATURN RUN
October 6, 2015

Saturn Run, John Sandford’s new novel, is quite a departure for the bestselling thriller writer, who sets aside his Lucas Davenport crime franchise (Gathering Prey, 2015, etc.) and partners with photographer and sci-fi buff Ctein to leave Earth’s gravitational field for the rings of Saturn. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope—something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate; spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on. “James Bond meets Tom Swift, with the last word reserved not for extraterrestrial encounters but for international piracy, state secrets, and a spot of satisfyingly underhanded political pressure,” our reviewer writes. View video >