Books by Kathy Henderson

HUSH, BABY, HUSH! by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"This attractive presentation is appropriate as a baby gift, for daycare and preschool collections and public libraries. (sheet music) (Picture book. birth-5)"
Addressed primarily to adults interested in singing these traditional songs to their children, this collection includes 29 lullabies from countries including Japan, Nigeria, Malawi and Greenland. Read full book review >
LOOK AT YOU! by Kathy Henderson
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Just right for sharing with a little one on a lap (or for those whose laps are disappearing), this is a must for any library catering to young families. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Henderson's latest is a celebration of babyhood and all the wonderful daily activities and developmental milestones that a child will experience. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2006

"Handsomely packaged and sandwiched between detailed historical notes, this oldest of written stories still carries particular meaning for modern readers—especially considering its Middle Eastern setting. (Folktale. 9-11)"
Piecing together and recasting ancient Sumerian texts, Henderson tells a tale even older than the epic of Gilgamesh—about Gilgamesh's father, in fact, as a young prince who accompanies his own father King Enmerkar to war and plays an important role in bringing it to a peaceful end. Read full book review >
DOG STORY by Kathy Henderson
Released: March 1, 2005

"The illustrations are in a refreshingly naïve style using watercolors and colored pencils, and the artist effectively captures both the charming child and her rapidly expanding menagerie. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jo is a little girl of five or six who "wanted a dog more than anything else in the whole wide world." Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2004

"However Gram and Joe may differ in their methods, their shared pleasure in the bounteous results comes through clearly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
As a year turns, Gran and little Joe tend adjacent garden patches—Gran digging, planting careful rows, and methodically tending to business, Joe exuberantly broadcasting his seeds, fooling around with the hose, pulling whatever catches his eye. Read full book review >
BABY KNOWS BEST by Kathy Henderson
Released: April 1, 2001

"This roly-poly little one will bring a smile to every reader. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Babies always have a mind of their own when it comes to what they want to play with, eat, and wear, and the little girl in this story is no exception. Read full book review >
THE STORM by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Large type, appealing pastel illustrations, and a dose of proper perspective on humankind's power over nature make this book a fine choice for story hours as well as nature collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book combines the exuberance of children and the drama found in nature for a sly lesson on power-sharing. Read full book review >
NEWBORN by Kathy Henderson
Released: May 1, 1999

"An affecting tribute to the grace and limitless possibilities of a new life, suitable for children curious about new siblings, but just as appropriate for new parents attempting to articulate those early overwhelming sensations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lyrical prose a mother describes the miraculous new world surrounding her newborn. Read full book review >
A YEAR IN THE CITY by Kathy Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

A light, affectionate counterpart to the many essays on the changing seasons' natural signals, this book of months focuses on signs more evident in an urban environment: merchants shoveling sidewalks as cars slide past on slick January streets; sparrows lining their nests with candy wrappers in April; August vacationers driving off in droves as clots of camera-toting tourists appear. Read full book review >

Brief bits of simple but well-phrased verse (". . .lazing, dozy,/snoozing, cozy,/lying down/or in the chair,/round ones, long ones/small ones/strong ones,/babies, babies/everywhere!") caption nine double spreads of as many as five babies at a time, all engaged in activity. Read full book review >