POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Perky and pertinent. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An assortment of two dozen rhymes touts the triumphs of toddlerhood in this wonderfully affirming collection. Read full book review >
MAISY’S MORNING ON THE FARM by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A surefire pleaser for the many fans of the popular TV show and book series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cousins's lovable pink-whiskered mouse returns in a charming, bucolic tale. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Preschoolers will be fascinated by these spectacular photographs, including amazing views of a young pelican eating fish from the mother's open mouth and an absolutely irresistible shot of a baby hippopotamus seeming to smile while splashing next to its mother. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The bonds of maternal love exist in the animal world as well as in the human one, touchingly illustrated by the double-paged photographs in this attractively designed work ideal for reading to a group. Read full book review >
HIP, HIP, HOORAY FOR ANNIE MCRAE! by Brad Wilcox
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The lesson is clear, but it is unlikely that an eight-year-old would be able to learn it by herself overnight and what's with those suddenly inattentive grown-ups, anyway? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Annie McRae is used to everyone cheering when she does something good, until one day everyone is too busy to cheer and she finds that maybe she can be her own best cheerleader. Read full book review >
DOCTOR ME DI CIN by Roberto Piumini
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful amusement with lovely and evocative artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Despite his eponymous name, a wise doctor tricks a sick prince into curing himself without herbs or medications. Read full book review >

ONE LITTLE SPOONFUL by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"All the fun and messiness a tot could want—without the tedious cleanup. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Mealtime mayhem is the focus of this spirited look at a familiar scene. Read full book review >
KIPPER’S RAINY DAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A cheerful tale to chase away the rainy-day blues and encourage youngsters to don their foul weather gear and make like the ducks. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kipper, the perky black-eared pup, returns in a lift-the-flap salute to soggy weather. Read full book review >
KIPPER’S SUNNY DAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A great way to get little ones energized for a trip to the beach. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sun-filled day promises fun for Kipper and his best pal Tiger when they embark on a jaunt to the beach. Read full book review >
BUBBLES, BUBBLES by Kathi Appelt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Jolly fun for little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A dip in the tub is cause for celebration in this effervescent addition to the Harper Growing Tree series. Read full book review >
GOING TO GRANDPA’S by Hiawyn Oram
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A mellow tempo infuses what otherwise would be a nerve-fraying piece of travel madness, all warmly abetted by Joos's watercolors. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A curious but effective blend of gentleness and energy give this book from the team that created Kiss It Better (not reviewed) the fillip it needs to catch and hold the attention of the very young. Read full book review >
CHICKEN CHICKENS by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Gorbachev makes the suggestive point without getting preachy, and her two chicks cut such pathetic figures that young readers will be rooting for them from the first. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This confidence-builder from Gorbachev may put a few bees in the bonnets of youngsters who feel a bit timid around the playground. Read full book review >
BLABBER MOUSE by Y Kelley
by Y Kelley, illustrated by Y Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While the intent is good, this lesson misses its mark. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jokes, poetry, secrets, rumors—Blabber Mouse just can't stop talking. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >