GOOD NIGHT, MONKEY BOY by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 12, 2001

"Despite the up-tempo delivery, Krosoczka'a story can be read as a bedtime tale—if not exactly a lullaby—for the voluptuous colors and the quilt-deep qualities of the full-bleed, double-paged spreads work like a hearty meal on the wakefulness of young readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
You'll know the type, and here he is especially winning: a little boy who knows all the tricks to prolong the act of going to bed. Read full book review >
NAUGHTY! by Caroline Castle
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2001

"A playful tale to share with tots at bedtime or beyond. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Castle's Little Zeb (Gorgeous, not reviewed) romps his way through another adventure in a rambunctious tale about not sleeping. Read full book review >

GIDDY-UP! LET’S RIDE! by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Get ready to find a welcoming lap and holler, 'Giddy-up!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
An elaboration of a favorite children's rhyme makes this a familiar, yet inspired treat. Read full book review >
KITE FLYING by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"As cheerful as a breezy summer day. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A windy day offers the family from Dim Sum for Everyone! (2002) the perfect opportunity to build and fly a kite. Read full book review >
DOES A COW SAY BOO? by Judy Hindley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fresh approach to a popular topic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Delightful pencil, watercolor, and crayon illustrations of multiethnic children accompanied by a lyrical narrative happily guide young readers through the many sights and sounds of the farm. Read full book review >

MCDUFF SAVES THE DAY by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"This story could serve as preparation for Fourth of July fireworks celebrations or as a summertime treat to tuck into an old-fashioned wicker picnic basket. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mischievous and much-loved McDuff, the West Highland white terrier, returns for a seventh adventure in this successful series from old pros (and Westie owners) Wells and Jeffers (McDuff Goes to School, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
MRS. MCTATS AND HER HOUSEFUL OF CATS by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Children will want to count the cats on each page and follow their favorites through the story, particularly on the page where they are all hiding or where they are all gathered together for a group shot. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mrs. McTats lives in a cozy cottage with only her cat, Abner, until one day visitors begin arriving wanting to stay. Read full book review >
NO KISS FOR GRANDPA by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"A piquant tale that will strike a chord with readers on both sides of the age divide. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a wry tale of toddlerhood, young Louie, firmly engrossed in his own world, has a hard time aligning his wants in accordance with other's desires. Read full book review >
RAIN DANCE by Kathi Appelt
FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"Puddle-loving tots are bound to revel in all this squashy fun and learn a little something, too. (Picture book. 1-4)"
A collection of farmyard creatures cavorts among the raindrops in this latest release in the Harper Growing Tree series. Read full book review >
TOBY, WHAT ARE YOU? by William Steig
FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"EWSLUGp1997 has doubtless appeal, this one isn't as clever as the first and the longevity of that appeal is not so indubitable. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Steig is a master—if not the master—of turning on the endearment juices without getting sloppy about it. Read full book review >
WHILE YOU WERE CHASING A HAT by Lilian Moore
FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"The simplicity of the words, coupled with the uncomplicated yet beautiful illustrations, offers a soothing look at the natural world. (Harper Growing Trees series) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Softly muted pastels color this story of a runaway hat and all the things that the wind can do. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"There are many better books that take readers on seasonal adventures; this one, alas, is not much more than cloyin' and annoyin'. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London and Hubbard (Hip Cat, 1993) team up again, this time for a dubious celebration of a park through the seasons. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >