MY DINOSAUR by Mark Alan Weatherby
DINOSAURS
Released: March 1, 1997

A little girl peers from her window in the night, waiting for her dinosaur to appear. Read full book review >
BUILDING A HOUSE WITH MR. BUMBLE by John Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A second book, Dressing Up With Mr. Bumble (ISBN: 0-7636-0075-X), makes the same amiable game of costume choices. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mr. Bumble is an egg-shaped bee whose black sweater over his yellow body accounts for his stripes (he lacks the most off-putting aspect of a bee—the stinger). Read full book review >

CORDUROY'S BIRTHDAY by B.G. Hennessy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Call it a lift- the-flap, call it a birthday book, but don't call it Don Freeman's Corduroy (1968). (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Corduroy's big day, and although he is pushing 30, he doesn't look a day over 5; in the years since his first appearance he has learned how to keep both straps of his overalls buttoned. Read full book review >
THE HOKEY POKEY by Larry La Prise
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Most children will want to dance, not read, but they will come away with a firm grasp of right and left. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While the Sun Valley Trio, the tune's originators, may no longer be household words, the Hokey Pokey has become a sort of goofy party classic that, since it was introduced in the 1950s, young and old can step to. Read full book review >
THE HUNGRY MONSTER by Phyllis Root
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Root (Mrs. Potter's Pig, 1996, etc.) uses very few words to tell this silly story that includes a dash of suspense; it's a just-right read-aloud for board-book graduates. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When a rocket descends to Earth, out steps a very hungry monster in search of something fit to eat. Read full book review >

CAT AMONG THE CABBAGES by Alison  Bartlett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"With a persistent momentum and punctuated by flaps that add mystery and drama, this is robust preschooler fare; the yarn-bright explosions of color in the illustrations only add to the frolic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This fold-out book—from the illustrator of Vivian French's Oliver's Vegetables (1995)—is notable for a number of reasons, not the least for its gorgeous, color-drenched illustrations. Read full book review >
THE BIG LITTLE OTTER by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Hoban is perfectly in tune with the yearnings of preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Hoban (Arthur's Camp-Out, 1993, etc.) has created a honey of a board book (as well as its companion, Big Little Lion, ISBN 0- 694-00851-6) that addresses the timeworn complaint of youngsters who believe they aren't being treated like the big kids they wish they were. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS by Janice Russell
adapted by Janice Russell, illustrated by Janice Russell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A good, simple edition. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unembellished retelling of the enduring tale. Read full book review >
BOOM, BABY, BOOM, BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One yummy book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Wonderful whimsy and delicious silliness in this read-aloud from Mahy (The Five Sisters, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
NIGHT HOUSE, BRIGHT HOUSE by Monica Wellington
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"To rave about typefaces and graphically tidy borders would detract from the original and compelling content. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a cavalcade of interior scenes and columns of precise rhymes, Wellington (Night Rabbits, 1995, etc.) once again finds that the wee hours are not so quiet for scampering nocturnal animals. Read full book review >
FUNNY FACES by Valérie Tracqui
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Attractive and useful. (Board book. 2-8)"
This addition to the Little Nature Books series has glossy covers, vivid full-color photographs of appealing animals, and brief lines of text. Read full book review >
KIA TANISHA DRIVES HER CAR by Eloise Greenfield
FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"The perspective shifts abruptly, from a long view of Kia Tanisha and her car to a close-up of the dashboard, where the objects—key, steering wheel, horn, even the hands—will be barely recognizable to the toddler set. (Board book. 1-4)"
Kia Tanisha Drives Her Car ($5.95; Jan. 31, 1997; 12 pp.; 0-694-00848-6): A toddler named Kia Tanisha shows her independence, driving a toy car to her friend Angie's doorstep in this companion book to Kia Tanisha (ISBN 0-694-00847-8) and then driving home. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >