SUNFLAKES by Lilian Moore
POETRY
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Fully indexed. (Poetry. 3-8)"
A charming collection for young children, reflecting their concerns, interests, and point of view and grouped with enticing headings lifted from the poems themselves: ``Me and Potato Chips'' for poems about food; ``The Night Is Long But Fur Is Deep''; ``If Sunlight Fell Like Snowflakes,'' from the title poem; and so on. Read full book review >
DESERT DECEMBER by Dorian Haarhoff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"An authentic, well-wrought picture of another culture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A story that originated in South Africa, to contrast with Isadora's At the Crossroads (1991). Read full book review >

THE BIG ALFIE OUT OF DOORS STORYBOOK by Shirley Hughes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Mom'' and other needless Americanizations, undermining the splendidly evoked British setting. (Young reader/Picture book. 3-8)"
Four longish stories and as many pleasant poems about happy, wholesome experiences for Alfie and his little sister: setting up shop on a cardboard box; camping out with Dad in a real tent near Grandma's (a huge pig provides an amusing midnight disturbance, just scary enough); adopting a rock (``Bonting'') that Alfie invests with so much personality that losing ``him'' at the beach is truly sad (he's found, in the end). Read full book review >
HIS ROYAL BUCKLINESS by Kevin  Hawkes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"The verse narrative stumbles a bit, but Hawkes's paintings of his fantasy adventure glow with vitality and humor, while the theme of a small person winning autonomy is dramatized with unusual panache. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hawkes (Then the Troll Heard the Squeak, 1991) tells another ebulliently offbeat tale. ``The giants stole Lord Buckley and crowned him their king''—carrying the lad off to a northern land where they coddle him, but don't ``let him slide or bump or run'' lest he break. Read full book review >
HOW MANY DAYS TO MY BIRTHDAY? by Gus Clarke
FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Danny's state of mind is not so much exaggerated as emphasized with a wry good humor that just may give kids a clue as to how their elders see them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Here's a book that's as focused as its small protagonist, who can't wait for the big day. Read full book review >

THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Sorry, guys, this one just doesn't work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An earnest attempt to provide a nonviolent alternative to the familiar cumulative British folk tale. Read full book review >
RACHEL PARKER, KINDERGARTEN SHOW-OFF by Ann Martin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"The truce is very easily made—but the short, spritely sentences and snappy dialogue are right on target for early readers or listeners, while Poydar's realistic, freely rendered watercolors are bright and expressive. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The popular author depicts two bright little girls weathering their competitiveness to become fast friends. Read full book review >
THE TALE OF ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

A concise retelling, with both text and illustrations framed in ogee arches. Read full book review >
LADYBUG by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple natural history distinguished by the clarity and informational range of its text and by its bold, easily ``read'' illustrations. Read full book review >
UNCLE MAGIC by Patricia Lee Gauch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"An appealing portrait of a typical family character. (Picture book. 4-8)"
At family gatherings, Uncle Roy is Jackie's favorite—with quick good humor, he can pull a walnut out of her ear or make the mashed potatoes speak, but best is the rabbit he keeps in his pocket. Read full book review >
ARCTIC HUNTER by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Hoyt-Goldsmith (Totem Pole, 1990) focuses on another group of Native Americans, the Inupiat, returning to their traditions for a summer of fishing, seal hunting, and preparing food for the winter. Read full book review >
SHOOTING STAR SUMMER by Candice F. Ransom
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1992

"A good choice for an early read-alone. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A realistic story about two unlike cousins during a vacation visit. 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 >