OLD BET AND THE START OF THE AMERICAN CIRCUS by Robert M. McClung
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1993

"Kelly achieves an appropriately old-time flavor with energetic illustrations whose cheerful characterizations and careful definition of forms recall the Petershams. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-10)"
Even before Barnum, there was Bailey: Hackaliah Bailey, an entrepreneur who, in 1808, purchased an elephant from a sea captain and took her back to his farm in Somers, New York, where he housed her in his barn, exhibited her to neighbors, and then took her on the road. Read full book review >
MY ISLAND GRANDMA by Kathryn Lasky
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 16, 1993

"A book that ranks high in a frequently exploited genre. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Yet another summer idyll with a grandparent—this one notable for lyrical yet unsentimental language depicting an independent, warmhearted woman and for the bracing realism of its detail. Read full book review >

OUTSTANDING OUTSIDES by Hana Machotka
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 1993

"Still, an appealing introduction. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A colorful look at animals' outsides: skin, hair, feathers, scales, spines. Read full book review >
A NICKEL BUYS A RHYME by Alan Benjamin
POETRY
Released: March 16, 1993

"An inviting book to share. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-8)"
"Rhyme Time": "Grouches grumble./Gymnasts tumble./Cookies crumble./Bees bumble./...Do you have any/ rhymes for umble?" Read full book review >
BASEBALL SAVED US by Ken Mochizuki
FICTION
Released: March 15, 1993

"Fine debuts for author, illustrator, and publisher. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Drawing on his Japanese-American parents' experiences, a new author uses his narrator's struggle to become a better, and more accepted, ballplayer to portray a WW II internment camp. Read full book review >

GOOD MORNING, GOOD NIGHT by Michael Grejniec
OPPOSITES
Released: March 15, 1993

"Still, the bright colors and appealing forms in the imaginative, beautifully designed art will attract small children as well as adults, and it effectively dramatizes the concepts presented. (Picture book. 2-7)"
From the Polish-born creator of When I Open My Eyes (1990), a series of opposites (``I have one. Read full book review >
THE COOK AND THE KING by María Cristina Brusca
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1993

"Authors' note. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
A lively variant of ``Clever Manka,'' a Czech tale retold by Parker Fillmore. Read full book review >
WHERE ARE YOU, LITTLE GREEN DRAGON? by Klaus Baumgart
FANTASY
Released: March 15, 1993

"With its growing puzzlement along the way and surprise ending: a good choice for the preschool group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Where, indeed, is the appealing tiny dragon that we met in Anna and the Little Green Dragon (1992)? Read full book review >
BIG BROTHER MIKE by Dan Yaccarino
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 1993

"An interesting graphic variant on a familiar theme. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A familiar litany of complaints about an older sibling: Mike, who wanted Mom to take his new little brother back after he was born, hogs toys and ``when we play `rescue,' I'm always the victim.'' Still, there have been nicer times, such as ``the morning he helped me bury my hamster when it died''; he even stayed friendly and sympathetic all day. Read full book review >
ABUELA'S WEAVE by Omar S. Castañeda
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 1993

"Handsome, appealing, and sure to be useful. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A new publisher with a multicultural mission makes an excellent first showing (also see Mochizuki, below) with this picture-book debut by the author of Among the Volcanoes (1991)— in which Castañeda returns to his native Guatemala for a story about Esperanza and her grandmother selling their traditional woven articles. Read full book review >
MAMMOLINA by Barbara O’Connor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 11, 1993

"Brief bibliography. (Biography. 8-12)"
In the ``Creative Minds'' series, Italy's first woman physician (1870-1952)—a pediatrician who later pioneered educating children by using real-life experiences and sensory materials (e.g., sandpaper letters), as well as by observing children to find out how they learn—is an inspiring figure, of special interest to children at Montessori schools but also relevant to others as an influential thinker responsible for many of the precepts of modern education. Read full book review >
GRANDADDY'S HIGHWAY by Harriett Diller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 10, 1993

"An amiable depiction of an old trucker's memories awakening a child's imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Although Grandmother thinks it's time for Maggie to go to sleep, Grandaddy delays tucking her in: he and Maggie are pretending that she's helping him to take his big red trailer truck across America on US 30. 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 >