SKIDAMARINK by G. Brian Karas
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Each page fuels and satisfies expectations as the foldouts deliver their goods, and it is a testament to Karas's sweetly disarming artwork that these two don't appear an oddly matched couple, but made for one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This engaging piece of tomfoolery will be a fidgety reader's delight (though it must have been a bookmaker's nightmare). Read full book review >
BABY HEARTS AND BABY FLOWERS by Remy Charlip
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Dulcet bedtime reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small, gentle, loving lullaby, in a perfect marriage of text and image. Read full book review >

WHAT KIND OF KISS? by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A warm and cozy depiction of the contented bliss of a well-loved child. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Osculation is the name of the game in this cheerful little tale packed full of love. Read full book review >
THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Tanya Linch
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Linch (My Duck, 2000, etc.) gives this oddly-written, deceptively simple folk ditty a playful tone with illustrations featuring a trio of chunky, earth-colored felines sporting comically ingenuous expressions and brightly colored, striped or polka-dotted, paw gear. Read full book review >
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Sylvia Long
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Wonderfully soothing. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Illustrations of stargazing animals accompany this well-known lullaby. Read full book review >

SNOW DAY by Lynn Plourde
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"And she has caught the magic of a snow day, one of childhood's unexpected gifts, to give the story a natural buoyancy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This picture book will challenge, and likely enthrall, young readers with its jagged cadence and wealth of imaginary words, all the while soothing them with Takahashi's artwork, which, despite the clarity of its color and lines, has an air-brushed softness. Read full book review >
THE BOLD BOY by Malachy Doyle
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"One might only wish to follow him across the next hill to see what the Bold Boy does next. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A fresh-faced lad frolics through this gracefully silly, rhythmically told version of an old nursery tale, appropriating one thing after another for his very own in what seems to be the perfect example of the toddler's creed: If I want it, it's mine. Read full book review >
BOOK! by Kristine O'Connell George
POETRY
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A treat that will have everyone who hears it enjoying his or her own books just a little bit more, as well as inspiring the newbies. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A flat and square gift yielding a brand-new book turns out to be all the entertainment that one young boy needs for a full day of fun. Read full book review >
HUSHABYE by John Burningham
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gently changing rhythms and drifting into and out of rhyme, the author of countless toddler favorites enjoins pajama-clad tots to follow a trio of kittens, a drowsy baby, three tired bears, and other weary creatures down to slumberland. Read full book review >
BEAR AT HOME by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Toddlers may actually sit still for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Having taken readers through all kinds of weather (Bear in Sunshine, not reviewed) and the days of the week (Bear About Town, not reviewed), Bear takes readers on a guided tour of his home. Read full book review >
SCARED STIFF by Katie Davis
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Zany perspectives, asides in balloons, images bleeding out of their frames, colors electric enough to make your teeth sing—but a story line with enough holes in it to drain spaghetti. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Davis's (Who Hoots?, not reviewed, etc.) story has a bad case of the fidgets, which won't go far in curing any youngster's willies, but if nothing else, maybe the ants it drops in the pants of its readers will take their mind off their groundless fears. Read full book review >
SOGGY SATURDAY by Phyllis Root
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Forget verbal and visual pyrotechnics, forget irony: Root invests this story with an unvarnished sweetness and a genuine innocence that readers can't help but enjoy. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book of such beguiling simplicity, you'll be looking under the last page to make sure you didn't miss the punch line. 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 >