SING A SONG OF PIGLETS by Eve Bunting
POETRY
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Charming, buoyant, and year-round fun. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
A celebration of the seasons by a veteran author and a Caldecott Medalist (Mirette on the High Wire, 1992). Read full book review >
PARTY ANIMALS by Katie Davis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although bursting with color, but not much ingenuity, this is a useful aid for those teaching numbers and colors, and a charming work with a jolly tone that will keep small children engaged. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Here lies the key to making counting festive: tally the guests at a barnyard bash. Read full book review >

NEVER SAY BOO TO A GOOSE! by Jakki Wood
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A honking good time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Unable to resist testing his mother's admonition not to taunt the goose, one little kitten embarks on his disobedient quest, but first he must find out which of the barnyard animals actually is the goose. Read full book review >
TO HEAR THE ANGELS SING by W. Nikola-Lisa
RELIGION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Parents could use this with toddlers to introduce the Christmas story, and Sunday school and parochial school teachers in the primary grades will find it a worthwhile addition to the seasonal bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-6)"
Nikola-Lisa (Summer Sun Risin', p. 575. etc.) recounts the Nativity story in a simple, repetitive text that can be sung to the tune of "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes," and the text actually works better if it's sung rather than read. Read full book review >
MUSEUM ABC by Metropolitan Museum of Art
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"If it were in a bigger format, one might be tempted to keep it on the coffee table. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For anyone interested in developing the visual vocabulary of a small child, this is the way to do it. Read full book review >

MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >
SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn Buehner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It would be difficult not to fall in love with this rollicking flight of imagination created by a terrific combination of talent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The work of this husband-and-wife team best known for The Escape of Marvin the Ape (1992) is always special; here it comes together in a delightful story about the nocturnal activities of snowmen that is refreshingly original and visually sparkling. Read full book review >
ONE BEAUTIFUL BABY by Martine Oborne
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Counting has never been such a delight. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Beginning with "one sweet smile" peeking out from a warm and cozy crib, a mother and child number all the things, from one to ten, that it takes to make up "one beautiful baby." Read full book review >
OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A simple yet highly relevant tale for young readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Most children experience the gripping fear of losing their bearings and the overwhelming relief of finding their way again at least once in their lifetime. Read full book review >
DON’T YOU FEEL WELL, SAM? by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Just the thing to share with a little one struggling with a bout of the sniffles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The direful sound of a toddler's cough in the night is the focus of this poignant sequel to Hest's Kiss Good Night (2001). Read full book review >
K IS FOR KITTEN by Niki Clark Leopold
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A frisky feline frolic through the alphabet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A tiny ginger kitten is rescued from the alley in this alphabetic adventure. Read full book review >
AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS by Cynthia Cotten
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Still, the peaceful forest crew and comforting color palette make this a soothing read, if not a great counting tool. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartwright's (Going Home, not reviewed, etc.) mossy greens, golden yellows, and smoky blues evoke a late summer in the woods as numbered sets of forest animals go about their business. 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 >