TRUPP by Janell Cannon
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 1995

"By reproducing this effect so powerfully, Cannon creates a unique reading experience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Trupp, a white, furry, catlike animal from a mythical, mountainous region, decides to see the world. Read full book review >
COCONUT MON by Linda Milstein
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Such bold choices may not appeal to everyone, but in this ode of affection, are refreshingly apt. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the very simple text of this Jamaican counting book, the coconut seller disposes of his wares as the story progresses, so the numbers decline from ten to one. Read full book review >

THE SUMMER OF THE BONEPILE MONSTER by Aileen Kilgore Henderson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Whether Hollis is learning how to play a pan-pipe, waiting in the dark for the singing mouse, fighting back the malevolent kudzu, or exploring the evil at the heart of the Hollow, his adventures are engrossing and exotic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Hollis and his older sister, Lou, have been sent away to spend the summer at their grandmother's country house while their parents try to work out their marital problems. Read full book review >
HOW THE SKY'S HOUSEKEEPER WORE HER SCARVES by Patricia Hooper
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

The old lady who lives in a house at the back of the wind has her chores to do. Read full book review >
THE GREAT FIRE by Jim Murphy
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: April 1, 1995

A veritable cinematic account of the catastrophe that decimated much of Chicago in 1871, forcing more than 100,000 people from their homes. Read full book review >

COYOTE MAKES MAN by James Sage
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Handsome, textured painted paper collages in a southwestern palette give the images of the swift narrative credence. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
British author Sage (The Little Band, 1991) teams up with newcomer Teckentrup for an amusing interpretation of a Native American creation myth which successfully telescopes many variant versions (fully sourced on the copyright page) into a coherent and captivating whole. Read full book review >
SOME OF THE KINDER PLANETS by Tim Wynne-Jones
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"The contrived plots, along with the presence of laser printers and fax machines, give real-life drama to the mysterious overtones of science fiction, but the narration is uneven: sometimes painterly and lyrical, sometimes bordering on sentimental. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nine original premises elaborated—sometimes cleverly, sometimes awkwardly—into short stories. Read full book review >
WHEN I GO CAMPING WITH GRANDMA by Marion Dane Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Garns's paintings capture spectacular natural light, and have a comfortable familiarity of details; words and text encourage an attentive reading and a savoring of each page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a text as spare as haiku, Bauer (Am I Blue, 1994, etc.) tells of a camping trip that includes roasting hot dogs, catching a fish (and letting it go), and taking in the natural wonder of their surroundings. Read full book review >
THE ROYAL NAP by Charles C. Black
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Full of extravagant gestures and wacky sound effects, this work is genuinely funny and never once aims over the head of its audience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
King Gordo insists that his castle be totally silent each day at one o'clock so he can take his nap—and he's very cranky if he doesn't get it. Read full book review >
TARANTULA SHOES by Tom Birdseye
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"If the moral is a bit predictable, it's still a good one in this amusing, modestly agreeable bit of fluff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ryan doesn't like anything about his family's move from Arizona to Kentucky, not the pink walls of his room, the humid weather, or the weird neighbor who insists on being friendly. Read full book review >
BESS'S LOG CABIN QUILT by D. Anne Love
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"With quaint b&w illustrations. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Tough times on the frontier. Read full book review >
CORA AND THE ELEPHANTS by Lissa Rovetch
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Cozy pen and watercolor illustrations enliven this sweet tale, one that encourages curiosity, adventure, and the plumbing of one's feelings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cora is a young girl happily living with an elephant family in Africa. 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 >