CHRISTMAS HAS MERRY! by Harriet Ziefert
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"For those who like their Christmas sugarplums tart rather than sweet. (Board book. 1-6)"
The inverted logic of this patterned text by Ziefert (Halloween Has Boo, 2002, etc.) will be amusing to adult readers, but the humor may be lost on most of the traditional audience of the board book set. Read full book review >
BOUNCING BABIES by Mike Brownlow
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Babies wake at half-past two!' (Picture book. 1-4)"
In lilting verse, Brownlow (The Big White Book with (Almost) Nothing in It, not reviewed, etc.) cheerfully celebrates all that infants love to do from morning to night; they don't just gurgle and sleep. Read full book review >

ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
NUMBERS AND COUNTING
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sturdy enough for small hands and short enough for repeated bedtime readings. (Board book. 1-4)"
Animals enter one by one to join the parade as they march, jump, and creep their way across the pages of this sturdy board book. Read full book review >
PLEASE, BABY, PLEASE by Spike Lee
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The repetitive text, sunny illustrations, and entirely familiar scenarios will make this a favorite of parents and children alike. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Parents and caregivers will recognize the ritualistic pleading that takes place when spending the day with a toddler. Read full book review >
WORRY BEAR by Charlotte Dematons
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, bear lovers will want to snuggle up to Worry Bear, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wide awake in the wee hours of the morning, Worry Bear sits perched on his shelf in the dark toy store—take a minute to find him among the multitudes. Read full book review >

SWEET HEARTS by Jan Carr
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A sweetheart of a tale to foster the holiday spirit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mischievous panda stealthily spreads some Valentine's Day cheer around his home. Read full book review >
A DAY WITH NELLIE by Marthe Jocelyn
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Fast, clever, and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Busy Nellie wakes up in a tangle of blankets ready to start a full day. Read full book review >
LOOK AT THE BABY by Kelly Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As the rhyme concludes: 'sweet, sweet, sweet!' (Picture book. 1-4)"
A photographic investigation of a baby from head to toe lends itself to repeat visits to its adorable subjects. Read full book review >
HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
JAZZY IN THE JUNGLE by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Vividly colorful and delightful fun, this is Cousins doing what she does best: entertaining the youngest of readers with panache. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother lemur searches for her baby among the flora and fauna of the jungle. Read full book review >
I KNOW A RHINO by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

A young girl transforms her day in imaginative rhyming play with her many animal friends. Read full book review >
YELLOW UMBRELLA by Jae Soo Liu
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This lovely and unusual treat will lend itself to multiple readings and interpretations, and inspire classroom activities ranging from art and creative writing to quiet contemplation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a wordless outing, a yellow umbrella in the rain is joined by a blue umbrella, then a red one. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >