Books by Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Fans will enjoy the many laugh-out-loud scenes regardless of the less-than-smooth text. Get ready for an onslaught of enthusiastic requests. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Curtis and Cornell pair up for their 10th outing to hilariously chronicle the many "firsts" their spunky, irreverent protagonist experiences. Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 12, 2012

"Overall, the fanciful result is a storybook app with a far longer shelf life than most. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
Based on the traditional book of the same name, this interactive storybook takes balloon travel to all-new heights. Read full book review >
BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE by Jamie Lee Curtis
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A gracefully appropriate addition to the duo's superb collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Curtis's celebration of language is also a vehicle to teach young children how behaviors can affect communication. Read full book review >
IS THERE REALLY A HUMAN RACE? by Jamie Lee Curtis
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Sound philosophy ingeniously expressed in an amusing and insightful way that both youngsters can understand and we older folk should heed. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Teammates Curtis and Cornell have once again produced a winningly simple yet profound picture book that uses a play on the word "race" to ask, through a variety of child-posed questions, about the significant competition we all face as humans. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Still, children will relate to this vivacious tale of a boy who likes to stay dirty, pretend to be a ninja, and bite his friends—but, on the brighter side, builds things, grows things, and says 'thank you' and 'please.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Curtis echoes Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! in her latest collaboration with Cornell that laments and celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of being five years old. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Imaginative artwork keeps this from being forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When things go right, it's easy to feel good about oneself, but when things go the other way, sometimes it helps to have good self-esteem. Read full book review >
WHERE DO BALLOONS GO? by Jamie Lee Curtis
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lighter than air. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Movie star Curtis allows her young versifier's imagination a little foot room in this query of what happens to those balloons that get loose. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"Cornell's illustrations are a splash of candy colors, as expressive and inviting as the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The young narrator is a mood factory: one day silly, the next sad, then bouncing back with a joyful outlook. Read full book review >
TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN by Jamie Lee Curtis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"In those scenes and others, Cornell's quirky watercolors enhance the book's tone and expand on its humor, effectively alternating between highly comic scenes and quieter, more loving ones. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Everyone—including adoptive parents and children longing for validation of their unique experiences—will embrace this pitch- perfect celebration of true family values. ``Tell me again'' is the endearing catchphrase a young girl employs to get her parents to recount the creation of their family: the late-night phone call (``Tell me again how you screamed''), a plane ride (``and how there was no movie, only peanuts''), the trip to the hospital (``you both got very quiet and felt very small''), love at first sight in the nursery (``you couldn't believe something so small could make you smile so big''). ``Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms and called me your baby sweet. Read full book review >