BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >
SHARK IN THE PARK! by Nick Sharratt
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2002

"And although the premise is tried and true, Sharratt's design is fresh and fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cartoon-bright colors saturate lively spreads in Sharratt's (Eat Your Peas, 2000, etc.) clever offering. Read full book review >

FARMER DOOGIE by Peter Curry
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

Farmer Doogie is a good and handy—and busy soul. Read full book review >
HELLO, HELLO! by Miriam Schlein
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"Informative, with play-along potential. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Whether it is by bumping foreheads, twining trunks, rubbing noses, or simply waving, everyone and everything says hello in different ways. Read full book review >
OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

OLIVIA’S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

"Quite the opposite. (Board book. 2-4)"
She's up; she's down. Read full book review >
HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >
SAILOR BOY JIG by Margaret Wise Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"One can already hear the stamp and thud of laughing kindergartners, and if you peek further in your mind you'll see them, one arm in front, one in back, hopping to their teacher's musical exhortation as she falls back on this tried and true but freshly new classic. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Any return of this beloved author is an event—and this is an especially exuberant one. Read full book review >
BOO HOO BOO-BOO by Marilyn Singer
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"Boo hoo, this one is a boo-boo. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When trying to do anything new or exciting, there are apt to be some minor bumps and bruises and the children featured in this story manage to shake off their falls and try it again. Read full book review >
BUILD IT UP AND KNOCK IT DOWN by Tom Hunter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"Part of the Harper Growing Tree series that comes complete with 'tips for reading and sharing.' (Picture book. 2-3)"
Two little boy figures get together for a play date in a simple, repetitive text that emphasizes opposites. Read full book review >
SEASON SONG by Marcy Barack
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"An appealing first foray into the wonders of Mother Nature, from the Harper Growing Tree series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sprightly verses arranged in rhyming couplets describe the various hallmarks of the four seasons. Read full book review >
WET PEBBLES UNDER OUR FEET by Manya Stojic
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 9, 2002

"Bright and shining like the sea. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Traveling to the sea with her family, a little girl relives her mother's childhood on an island through her stories. 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 >