Books by Marilyn Janovitz

I WILL TRY by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: April 1, 2012

"This cheery selection will bring feelings of accomplishment and security to new readers and budding gymnasts alike. (Picture book/early reader. 2-5)"
This girl is ready for a challenge! Read full book review >
PLAY BABY PLAY! by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: April 1, 2012

"Here's to all the fun without any of the fuss. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
No need for rain to go away because babies can stay inside and play. Read full book review >
WE LOVE CHRISTMAS! by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The final pages show the two kittens on Christmas morning, gleefully digging into their stockings and dancing around the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Two cheery kittens enjoy preparing for the holiday in this delightful rhyming story for young children. Read full book review >
WE LOVE SCHOOL! by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: July 1, 2007

"Maybe we don't, and then what do we do with our ruffled feathers? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Janovitz's introduction to school brims with cute animal characters versifying their good fortune to be at school. Read full book review >
A, B, SEE! by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: June 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 and its sequels, this does provide an occasional opportunity for successful deduction, along with an enticing invitation to play with sequences and familiar shapes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here Janovitz elaborates an idea that rightly helped Suze Macdonald earn a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986): Each letter of the alphabet transforms over four bright, simple cartoon panels into an animal ("A" to an "Alligator," "B" to a "Beaver," etc.). Read full book review >
MAYBE, MY BABY by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Soft and snuggly, but unfortunately, not unique. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Janovitz (Three Little Kittens, not reviewed, etc.) adds a wishful, animal bedtime lullaby to the already overstuffed shelf. Read full book review >
GOOD MORNING, LITTLE FOX by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: May 1, 2001

"Cuddly foxes, a loving family, and an intergenerational but particularly age-appropriate conflict all make this book a good choice for group as well as one-on-one reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Janovitz's second book about the appealing Little Fox (Little Fox, not reviewed) finds him getting up early so he and Father Fox can "sleep late" together. Read full book review >
LOOK OUT, BIRD! by Marilyn Janovitz
Released: April 1, 1994

"A good choice for toddlers, who will enjoy chiming in on the inevitable rereadings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple circular story: ``Snail slipped/and hit bird./Bird flew/and frightened frog,'' and so on, with each spread depicting the new encounter in a boxed scene at the left and its result in a series of images of each dislodged creature making its way off the page to the right. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"An attractive choice for young readers. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
In 1796, an enterprising American sea captain brought a two- year-old Indian elephant to America, where she delighted crowds from Boston to Savannah. Read full book review >