LITTLE QUACK’S BEDTIME by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"The gentle cadence of Thompson's tale coupled with Anderson's rich illustrations makes this an ideal candidate for the last story of the night. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Thompson's Mama Duck and her ducklings return in a tender tale about things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >
10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Audiences of one or many will enjoy it, especially if they get to press the duck and make him squeak. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten rubber ducks are packed in a box and tied to a boat. Read full book review >

GOODNIGHT, MY DUCKLING by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

Old fans and new listeners will be happy to welcome Tafuri's Mama Duck and her eight adorable babies in a brand-new appearance. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >
READY OR NOT, DAWDLE DUCKLING by Toni Buzzeo
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Though Hide-and-Seek Daisy (2001), with its lift-the-flaps, was a bit more engaging, toddlers will identify with this friendly duckling who does things his own way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The American cousin to Come Along, Daisy! (1998) returns in this sweet sequel to his eponymous debut. Read full book review >

SHHHHH! EVERYBODY’S SLEEPING by Julie Markes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"In taffy-bright pastels, the magnificent illustrations offer imaginative details that cannot fail to amuse and soothe readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This is a wonderful new story in the bedtime tradition. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU! A BUSHEL AND A PECK by Frank Loesser
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Backmatter includes the actual words and music for adventuresome presenters. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A duckling farmer tries to let his lady love know how he feels about her as they work the farm. Read full book review >
BIG RED TUB by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Jarman has created an imaginative tale of good clean fun! (Picture book. 2-5)"
This flight of fancy soars above ordinary bath books. Read full book review >
LITTLE HUMPTY by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The burnt orange, sepia, and satiny pinks warm the pages of this cheerfully illustrated, tender and timeless tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This is a playful yet poignant ode to a youngster's growing independence and a mother's love. Read full book review >
THE CUDDLE BOOK by Guido van Genechten
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

Who loves a cuddle? Read full book review >
MY FIRST CHINESE NEW YEAR by Karen Katz
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"This one's a winner. (author's note) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A girl and her family celebrate the Chinese New Year in Katz's engaging offering. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 14, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >