AFRICA BROTHERS AND SISTERS by Virginia Kroll
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1993

"Pronunciation guide; note; map locating countries and tribes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Jesse asks why he doesn't have brothers and sisters, Daddy answers, ``You do,'' and tells Jesse's favorite story, beginning with the reminder that many of his eponymous siblings live in cities and have professions like those of people Jesse knows. Read full book review >
MAKING ROOM by Phoebe Koehler
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"An attractive slant on an old story. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A dog's point of view on an expanding family: first it's a woman, then a cat and a baby. Read full book review >

ALPHABET GARDEN by Laura Jane Coats
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 31, 1993

"Bright, pretty, and appealingly old-fashioned, like well-designed alphabet blocks. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An artist whose illustrations have always been distinguished for their clarity and careful composition structures an alphabet book on a little boy's walk around a garden pond (aerial view on jacket back, marred by ISBN block). Read full book review >
FELIX'S HAT by Catherine Bancroft
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"A fine debut for this new team. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Felix loses his favorite orange visored cap on a trip to the pond, his family is wonderfully sympathetic: teenage Philomena takes him out in a boat to look for it; little Freda offers to share her teddy at bedtime; and Mommy tells Felix a comforting story—but it's big brother Frank who comes up with the gift that helps Felix fall asleep that night: ``Here, buddy, it's my old red hat that I won at the County Fair.'' What makes this story special—and deliciously funny—is that the characters are frogs who stand as erect as humans, and certainly exhibit human behavior, but are also very frog-like when they get among the lily pads. Read full book review >
BUS RIDERS by Sharon Phillips Denslow
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1993

"A hoot. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandfatherly, competent Lee has a game with Louise and Warren, the nice, quiet kids who are first on his route: at the second stop, where five obstreperous boys and their five unruly dogs careen on, he offers an after-school candy bar for the child who guesses which dog (Black Toe, Short Ribs, Fly, Wipeout, or Quinn) will be first on. Read full book review >

CABBAGE ROSE by M.C. Helldorfer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 31, 1993

"A little earnest, but interesting and visually attractive. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The author of several original tales creates another strong female protagonist: a gifted young artist so plain that her brothers call her ``Cabbage.'' When a passing magician gives her a brush that makes whatever she depicts become real, Cabbage's greedy brothers demand one luxury after another; so Cabbage paints a window, escapes through it, and is soon known for her (magic-free) art and summoned to the palace, where the prince comes to value her for herself (it's he who adds ``Rose'')—as Cabbage realizes only after using the brush, one last time, to paint her mirrored self as conventionally pretty. Read full book review >
MAC AND MARIE AND THE TRAIN TOSS SURPRISE by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 31, 1993

"An attractive vignette. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recalling her father's childhood, the author of Chita's Christmas Tree (1989) describes him waiting, with his little sister, for a train that will pass their home near Baltimore. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF FIRE by Teddy Jam
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 1993

"A fine early chapter book that could also be shared aloud. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-10)"
Awed by the blazing fire Grandfather Howard uses to boil maple sap, the girl narrator asks whether he's ever seen a bigger one, and thus prompts an exciting tale of his youth. Read full book review >
I SEE THE MOON, AND THE MOON SEES ME... by Helen Craig
POETRY
Released: March 30, 1993

The illustrator of the Angelina Ballerina series brings her whimsical, charmingly detailed style to 54 favorite nursery rhymes, interpreting some with frames combined into decorative, rhythmic pages and creatively varying her designs with full spreads that illustrate more than one rhyme, insets, cutaways, and more. Read full book review >
GRANDMAS AT BAT by Emily Arnold McCully
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 30, 1993

"Baseball action and the amusingly caricatured grandmas are deftly drawn; best, the funny, true-to-life dialogue is sure to entertain beginning readers. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
From the new Caldecott medalist, a third ``I Can Read'' book about Pip and her squabbling grandmas. Read full book review >
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Jonathan Langley
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 30, 1993

"This doesn't have quite the verve or the delicious irreverence of James Marshall's retelling (1988); still, it's charming enough to deserve a place in most collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wittily embellished update in the manner of Langley's Rumpelstiltskin (1992). Read full book review >
DINOSAUR ENCORE by Patricia Mullins
ANIMALS
Released: March 30, 1993

"A pleasure to read, alone or aloud. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
In tissue collages bursting with movement and merry color, nine dinosaurs are compared to still-extant animals. ``Which dinosaurs would thunder louder than a wild stampede? Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 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 >