LET’S COUNT THE PUPPIES by Katharine Kunhardt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The crowded counting arena offers more successful choices from a pedagogical standpoint, but lab lovers may consider this a sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Plump Labrador retriever puppies are the starring characters in this counting book with a determinedly cheery text and photographs of the appealing dogs from a single puppy waving a paw up to 12 pups posed on a bench. Read full book review >
LITTLE DUCK LOST by Erica Briers
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This classic quest story, embellished with touches of whimsy, is bound to become a beloved favorite of little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mislaid duckling struggles to find his way home in this warm debut for the author. Read full book review >

ANNA’S BOOK by Barbara Baker
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perfect for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Introducing Anna, eager, curious, playful, demanding, self-centered, but as sweet and lovable as any toddler can be. Read full book review >
THE BABY’S BOOK OF BABY ANIMALS by Kay Chorao
POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A winsome assortment of cuddlesome creatures adds to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Chorao provides readers with a compelling mixture of old and new poems, songs, and rhymes in a treasury of verse that can be read for years to come. Read full book review >
HELLO PEANUT! by Rachel Anderson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Families expecting a new addition will enjoy the playful nature of this tale. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curly haired little girl follows the growth of her baby brother in her mother's stomach by comparing his size to things she knows. Read full book review >

DON’T FORGET I LOVE YOU by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Moss's non-judgmental tone and happy resolution diffuse the tensions of a commonplace scenario and makes this the ideal tale to share after the hectic whirl of a busy day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Moss perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of the daily mad dash to school and work in all its frenzied glory. Read full book review >
BETTY’S NOT WELL TODAY by Gus Clarke
FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"This first American edition is well worth the price of a sturdy paperback. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A girl and her doll are sick in bed. Read full book review >
PEA POD BABIES by Karen Baicker
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"MPSLUGetc Baicker's tale will resonate with all youngsters, addressing their need to be recognized for their individuality. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Clearly aimed at multiple birth siblings, this comical tale reminds readers that just because babies, peapod or otherwise, look the same does not mean they are the same. Read full book review >
MY LOVE FOR YOU ALL YEAR ROUND by Susan L. Roth
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The comforting text, combined with the stunning collages, provides a compelling exploration of the year and its seasons for young readers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Roth revisits the theme of My Love for You (1997), this time giving it a seasonal ambiance. Read full book review >
PIG ON A SWING by Jenny Nimmo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Children will oink, growl, and bump along with this one. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Finding the playground empty, Tim wants to go home, but he's intrigued when his Mum asks what's sitting on the obviously empty swings. Read full book review >
FIND-A-SAURUS by Mark Sperring
DINOSAURS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sure to be a hit with young children, but fun for adults as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Marty's mom has told him all about dinosaurs and now he wants to find one to be his pal in Sperring's highly imaginative picture book debut. Read full book review >
MY FIRST KWANZAA by Karen Katz
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A solid, sweet, and meaty choice for holiday reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With colorful collage and mixed-media illustrations alongside brief, yet informative text, Katz's latest offers youngsters an engaging introduction to the African-American holiday. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >