HE'S YOUR DOG! by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"The author's colorful, realistic illustrations make a fine complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After his pup chews his mother's shoe and she threatens, ``If you can't train him better, we're getting rid of him,'' a boy imagines where he and the dog could go—the beach (``no place to sleep''), an all-night truck stop (``what if they don't allow dogs?''), the loft in a friend's garage (but the dog can't climb ladders). Read full book review >
THE STRANGE BLUE CREATURE by Paul Borovsky
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 1993

"Not essential, but both the innocently voracious creature and the outcome have appeal. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Strange, indeed, this bulbous, pink-tongued extraterrestrial with a pointy mouthful of alligator teeth, who romps around from palace to schoolyard devouring crayons—``Even the broken ones.'' The princess sends soldiers after him—to no avail—but once she shows him what crayons are for, the problem is solved. Read full book review >

THE REINDEER CHRISTMAS by Moe Price
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A satisfyingly large, handsome addition to the Christmas shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charming story explaining how Santa got his sleigh (his elves made it when delivering presents on foot became overwhelming) and why reindeer pull it (because Santa once used his sleigh to rescue an injured reindeer), graced by both pathos and humor (a succession of unsuitable animals apply for the job of sleigh- pulling: e.g., an elephant—too heavy; a team of huskies—afraid of heights). Read full book review >
THOMAS THE CIRCUS BOY by David Merveille
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The resolution is trite, but Merveille's swooping broad lines and subtle modeling of bright, childlike colors will be appreciated by adults for its handsome graphic qualities, as well as by children responding to the simple story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the Belgian illustrator of Zidrou's Ms. Blanche, the Spotless Cow (p. 466): a story about an acrobat's son who yearns to become part of the circus where he's growing up but who is impossibly clumsy. Read full book review >
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars. Read full book review >

THE PATTACONK BROOK by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Slight, but sweet; fans of Stevenson's art won't be disappointed. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Shoehorned, with uneven grace, into an insistent dactylic tetrameter that mimics a burbling brook (``A branch floating by might be jumped on and ridden./One might ride over waterfalls down to the sea''), here is the saga of Sidney—a frog, first seen recording the Pattaconk's voice in his notebook—and his friend Sherry, a snail (``I'm a listener, not a speller''). Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A very satisfying read- or tell-aloud. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Sungura—ancestor to Br'er Rabbit—is a trickster hare, a common figure in African folklore. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"There hasn't been a scarier crocodile since the one that ate Captain Hook. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
From the adapter of The Fire Children (p. 788), a tale that explains how man came to possess fire. Read full book review >
THE FLYING EMU by Sally Morgan
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Dedicated by the aboriginal author to ``all the naughty children in the world,'' 20 lively original stories replete with the mythic stuff of wonder tales—magic, transformation, resurrection, eating alive, disgorging, and other comically earthy workings of the digestive tract—all recounted in an engaging colloquial style. Read full book review >
CINNAMON, MINT, AND MOTHBALLS by Ruth Tiller
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Elegantly angular type and antique-white pages enhance the understated artistry of the beautifully integrated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On a visit to their grandmother's farm, two little girls explore the big old house and quiet barn, fall asleep by firelight to the sound of Grandmother singing and wake at dawn to her singing again. Read full book review >
WINTER FOX by Jennifer Brutschy
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Rosemary treasures the rabbit she named ``Annabelle...the most beautiful name I had ever heard.'' When Annabelle disappears from her outdoor hutch, Papa takes his gun to hunt a fox that also threatens the hens; but when Rosemary sees it—``winter- thin, butterscotch-pale. Read full book review >
THE RESCUE PARTY by Nick Butterworth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A cozy little story, distinguished by amiable illustrations and an entertaining foldout of the denouement, with a score of appealing creatures tugging, with varying effectiveness, on the long rope. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The picnic that Percy the park-keeper and his animal friends are enjoying is interrupted when a little rabbit falls into a deep, empty well. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
June 30, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >