WHEN SOLOMON WAS KING by Sheila MacGill-Callahan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Nor are Johnson's formal-looking illustrations compelling; while some have the power of good portraiture, others are overly romantic or stiff with sentimentalism. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Prince Solomon, heading home empty-handed from his first hunt, comes to the rescue of a wounded lioness and spends the next day—the Sabbath—wandering about in the meadow near the den, marvelling at nature. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

Little Kit is at first delighted to be mistaken for a boy and given work with a flea circus. Read full book review >

THE ELEPHANT AT THE WALDORF by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"If illustrations can appear hyperactive, these do, complementing this strange urban tale, to be mostly read for laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a light, goofy tale, a circus caravan rolls up to the Waldorf Astoria one summer night. Read full book review >
LUCY'S PICTURE by Nicola Moon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1995

"Lucy's easy acceptance of her grandfather's special needs and her enthusiastic labors will warm the hearts of all; Ayliffe uses bold forms, cut-outs, strong lines and crayon-bright colors to convey the ebullient scenes and the small girl's zeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's grandfather is coming to visit and she wants to make him a picture. Read full book review >
FORRI THE BAKER by Edward Myers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Still, it's nice to see the underdog pull one off, and the work on the whole resonates with good humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Forri, the best village baker in the town of Ettai, makes some pretty oddly shaped loaves—they look like keys, fish, roots, roses. Read full book review >

NOBODY'S DAUGHTER by Susan Beth Pfeffer
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"For avid fans of the period. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the early part of the 20th century, Emily Lathrop Hasbrouck is already orphaned, but when her Great-aunt Mabel dies, suddenly she is also destitute and alone. Read full book review >
THE LONG-HAIRED GIRL by Doreen Rappaport
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Des Moines, 1993, etc.) evocatively retells this Chinese folktale, made doubly effective by exceptional tinted woodcuts, artwork that conjures a south Asian landscape with startling power. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of courage given impact by the sheer drama that laces the story—the give and take, the frenzied activity, the cleverness. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"This old Cherokee tale has humor with a kick; Jacob's densely detailed, stylized acrylics add a bit of the surreal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Turtle suffers a delusionary episode, believing he is a great hunter after finding dead at his feet a greedy wolf. Read full book review >
THE LETTUCE LEAF BIRTHDAY LETTER by Linda Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Her zany, detailed tableaux keep the whole thing afloat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duck paints a lettuce leaf masterpiece for his friend Goose's birthday, and hands it to the postrabbit with instructions to deliver the missive posthaste. Read full book review >
I SEE ANIMALS HIDING by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"It's a top notch book for providing young naturalists with a glimpse into one of the animal kingdom's best kept secrets. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Camouflage is the theme of Arnosky's guide; readers journeying through these pages will delight in searching out the woodcocks, snowshoe hares, screech owls and others who are perfectly concealed in simple watercolor sketches. Read full book review >
WATER by Frank Asch
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Though catalogued as nonfiction, this title will be better off in the picture book section. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
``Water is dew. Read full book review >
THE GREEDY TRIANGLE by Marilyn Burns
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Marilyn Burns Brainy Day'' series is static, simplistic, and too long by half—but finding fault with it as a work of art is like looking for character development in a Barney episode. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Here is a basic lesson in geometrical shapes disguised as entertainment. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >