STAR HATCHLING by Margaret Bechard
FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 1995

"Readers will, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When a young human space colonist crashes on an unexplored planet inhabited by intelligent reptilian creatures, her adventures lead to some heavy duty multicultural sensitivity training from Bechard (Really No Big Deal, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
SHIN'S TRICYCLE by Tatsuharu Kodama
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 6, 1995

Fifty years later it is still hard to tell children the story of the US bombing of Hiroshima. Read full book review >

THE FLYING SHIP by Andrew Lang
adapted by Andrew Lang, illustrated by Dennis McDermott
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"It's just not enough reason to give this rendition preference. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Aided by a platoon of magically talented companions found along the road, a simpleton has little trouble wresting the hand of a princess away from the grip of her reluctant father in this illustrated edition of a story from The Yellow Fairy Book. Read full book review >
THE CRUMBLY COAST by David Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A satiric touch or two (the bears, for example, appoint a fact-finding commission to investigate the accusation of theft) spices this oddball offering. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A slightly surreal tale by Lyon (The Runaway Duck, 1985, etc.), about a sleuth and her mink sidekick on the trail of cookie thieves. Read full book review >
IF YOU SHOULD HEAR A HONEY GUIDE by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"An attractive, surprising, and useful volume. (Picture book/nonfiction 5-9)"
With outstanding care and restraint, Sayre (Grasslands, 1994, not reviewed, etc.) introduces this unusual bird and tells the story of symbiosis in a spare, poetic text that is also exciting for reading aloud. Read full book review >

THE LONG SILK STRAND by Laura Williams
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Fine story, beautiful art, superior bookmaking. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Though set in old Japan, this tale of intergenerational love and memory will be meaningful to any child who has been close to a grandparent. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Still, the emphasis on original material will bring readers closer to the tragic history of these new Americans than books based on secondary sources, such as William McGuire's Southeast Asians (1991). (chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Unlike many other immigrant groups, southeast Asians have come to the US as refugees, surviving invasions, mass murder, dangerous journeys, bloodthirsty pirates, squalid campsnot to mention sudden separation from loved ones and loss of possessions. Read full book review >
NATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The capable black-and-white illustrations range from realistic renderings of plants and animals to atmospheric scenes of exploration. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction 8-12)"
A selection of brief outdoor adventures in an appealing nature title. Read full book review >
THE TINKER'S DAUGHTER by Sheila Hayes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Paisley and Camilla, two delightful characters, are icing on the cake. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If there's anything worse than having a middle-aged flower child as a mother, Holly Gerard can't imagine what it could be. Read full book review >
BLACK-EYED SUSAN by Jennifer Armstrong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The emotional hardships of pioneer life are made clear in a loving family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A pioneer girl who loves her South Dakota home tries to deal with her mother's wish for the trees of her Ohio childhood in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >
LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >
FOLKS CALL ME APPLESEED JOHN by Andrew  Glass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Charming book, charming hero. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
From Glass (Charles T. McBiddle, 1993, etc.), an amalgam of traditional stories about Johnny ``Appleseed'' Chapman, a charismatic figure with a real way with words. 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 >