LIKE BUTTER ON PANCAKES by Jonathan London
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"The bold drawings have the naive look of a child's scrawl; these artfully complement the text. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From pre-dawn to dark night, a young boy's day on a farm is recorded in a few expressive lines of text per page. Read full book review >
JEREMY KOOLOO by Tim Mahurin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A book idiosyncratic enough, beguiling enough, to become a staple of the ABC canon. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jeremy Kooloo, the cat, loves milk. Read full book review >

I LOVE YOU, BUNNY RABBIT by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Although Moore's illustrations are unremarkable, this book is quietly compelling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Oppenheim (Fireflies for Nathan, 1994, etc.) presents a mild little tale about a boy's sense of devotion, which he teaches to his mother. Read full book review >
BEDTIME STORIES by Highlights for Children
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"No surprises, pleasant or otherwise. (Illustrations) (Stories/Fiction. 2-5)"
These 39 stories from the editors of Highlights for Children might be a useful resource because they are all the right length for a bedtime read and all collected in one place. Read full book review >
STORM'S COMING by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Like Bambi in miniature; it should enchant any kid who's ever been caught in the rain. (Fiction/Picture book. 1-6)"
As a thunderstorm looms on the horizon, several woodland creatures—two squirrels, a fox, a badger, several rabbits, a mouse, and an owl—scamper for shelter. Read full book review >

MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >
HILDA HEN'S SEARCH by Mary Wormell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Either would grace any shelf. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
One can't help but compare newcomer Mary Wormell's Hilda Hen's Search to Christopher Wormell's A Number of Animals, 1993's spectacular counting book. Read full book review >
NIGHT SOUNDS, MORNING COLORS by Rosemary Wells
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"It is a mystery why the schlock was allowed to mingle with all the good stuff this book has to offer. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
Wells (Lucy Comes to Stay, p. 853, etc.) and McPhail combine on four evocations—waking, night, in the kitchen, a winter walk- -each of which is sometimes startlingly bang-on and, at other times, reaches way too far. Read full book review >
A TEENY TINY BABY by Amy Schwartz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The power and grace in Schwartz's spare style and language lies in the fact that she never condescends to young readers—she just compares notes. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby is taken on a tour of Brooklyn Heights in this book written for the older brothers and sisters of new arrivals. Read full book review >
PIP'S MAGIC by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Less rarified of theme than Walsh's Hop Jump (1993), this imaginative, boldly colored treatment of a common anxiety is her best work yet. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A salamander finds magic in an unexpected place when he sets out after a cure for his fear of darkness. Read full book review >
A HAT FOR MINERVA LOUISE by Janet Morgan Stoeke
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Sure to evoke giggles of superiority from young listeners. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
The cheerfully mixed-up hen (sort of a Peterkin-in-feathers) who was introduced in Minerva Louise (1988) makes a welcome reappearance. Read full book review >
BUT WHAT DOES THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SAY? by Frencesca Simon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A good book for introducing young children to a wider range of animals than the usual farm variety. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
A charming book about the sounds animals make. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >