ALWAYS MY DAD by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 16, 1995

"Newcomer Col¢n's muted, stylized prints beautifully enhance the bittersweet tale; with sculpted forms set against a scratchy texture, and filled with playful, pliant light, this is some of the most evocative art ever to grace a page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on her own childhood experiences, Wyeth's first picture book tells of a girl's special relationship with her father. Read full book review >
HEETUNKA'S HARVEST by Jennifer Berry Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 1995

"Keegan's wondrous pictures, however, with borders depicting feathers, wood, and beadwork, more than compensate. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Heetunka the Bean Mouse collects beans in her storehouse for winter. Read full book review >

BEWARE THE RAVENS by Joan Carris
FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"The accent may be British, but Carris has concocted a solidly American mystery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers who last met Todd and his great-aunt Morbelia in Aunt Morbelia and the Screaming Skulls (1990) will happily accompany them and Todd's friend Jeff on a trip to England. Read full book review >
FIGHTING TACKLE by Matt Christopher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 2, 1995

"As usual, exciting sports scenes anchor the plot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Terry, the fastest runner on his football team, was an ideal defensive safety. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"The book succeeds on not one front, but two: it puts forth the history of the U.S. space program from the perspective of African-Americans, and shows how the space race can be viewed as a paradigm of the civil rights struggle. (B&W photos, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The collaborators on a 1990 television documentary with the same title have turned that work into a book, including profiles of recent black astronauts. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Hautzig's full-color photos are technically superb in further chronicling the life of contemporary Indians. (Further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Krull (Lives of the Writers, 1994, etc.) tells the story of Thirza Defoe and Shawnee Ford, two Indians (a term she says is ``increasingly preferred over'' Native American) who attend the Milwaukee Indian Community School. Read full book review >
THE SUGARING-OFF PARTY by Jonathan London
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Simple, descriptive language makes the memory vivid even if Pelletier's colorful folk art did not also conjure this tradition gloriously and well. (Glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her reminiscences about a sugaring-off party for her grandson Paul, Grand-märe makes this yearly event come alive. Read full book review >
PAPA AND ME by Tadao Miyamoto
by Tadao Miyamoto, illustrated by Tadao Miyamoto, translated by Kathy Raskob
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"Newcomer Miyamoto's tale is affecting in its quiet way, though at times both the artwork and the story are so delicate it's a wonder they don't crumble to powder. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Papa bear and his son are out for the day, wetting a couple of lines in the local stream. Read full book review >
NIGHT FLIGHT by Dominique Falda
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"A journey into mediocrity. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Sitting with his two companions, a cat and a bird, little Julian contemplates reaching a rabbit in the moon. Read full book review >
TRASH AND TREASURE by Patricia Lakin
FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"Although custodians deserve a book in their honor, this saccharine PC effort is far from the ideal tribute. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The new My School series introduces young readers to the people in their school neighborhood: the principal, the nurse, the busdriver, etc. In this story, children get to see what the custodian, Mr. Mason, is up to. Read full book review >
WINTER ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
NONFICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"A book smart enough to be kept on the reference shelf, but with photos that tempt you to tear them out and frame them. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Simon (Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, p. 995, etc.) has written a lively and informative text as a companion to his Autumn Across America (1993). Read full book review >
IN GOD'S NAME by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Stone's illustrations are fine and uplifting. (Religion/Picture book. 5-10)"
Rabbi Sasso (God's Paintbrush, not reviewed) is a woman with a mission: She wants to show that a singular God is universal, despite cultural variations of God's identity. 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 >