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 >
COUNT DOWN TO CLEAN UP! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Delightful. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten of Wallace's signature bunnies (Paperwhite, 2000, etc.) gather together to neaten up a park. Read full book review >
FIREMAN SMALL by Wong Herbert Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, where there's a fireman, there's a reader—and some fire safety tips, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
He may be pint-sized, and he may be tired after a busy day at the firehouse, but Fireman Small puts on the turbocharger when he smells smoke coming from a vent in this madcap story—the third starring Fireman Small. Read full book review >

WHAT’S THE TIME, GRANDMA WOLF? by Ken Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

Suspense looms in the air as young woodland creatures get closer and closer to big bad Grandma Wolf until it looks like their collective gooses may be cooked. Read full book review >
THE MIGHTIEST by Keiko Kasza
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A new lesson from the mistress of gentle teaching. (Picture book. 2-5)"
No need to strut when you have the stuff, as a little old lady demonstrates to a bunch of would-be kings of the forest. Read full book review >
ANTS IN MY PANTS by Wendy Mould
FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2001

"Mould's lovely line-and-wash drawing keep this contest of wills from ever having too sharp an edge. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Talk about imaginary friends—this entire bestiary is conjured to rescue Jacob from a morning of shopping with his mother. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2001

"Overall, though, a good resource for new parents, as well as an introduction to rhyme and rhythm for children. (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
Young children won't be able to resist jumping, clapping, and gesturing to the rhythms and rhymes of this collection. Read full book review >
KISS GOOD NIGHT by Amy Hest
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A cute, even sweet, bedtime story, with text and illustrations that work well together, but really, do we need another Goodnight Moon? (Picture book. 2-5)"
"It was a dark and stormy night on Plum Street." Read full book review >
BERNARD GOES TO SCHOOL by Joan Elizabeth Goodman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Featuring purple, green, and gold elephants, Catalano's pastels are as soft as the outcome of the story, with Bernard discovering that a friendly face and a new chum go a long way toward taking the dismay out of the new. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The first day of preschool can give even an elephant a case of the shim-shams, as Goodman's little pachyderm learns. Read full book review >
WHOSE SHOES? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A merry read-aloud romp. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With exuberant rhymes and clever illustrations, this lively guessing game taps into children's love of shoes and dress-up play. 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 >