THE GREEDY TRIANGLE by Marilyn Burns
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Marilyn Burns Brainy Day'' series is static, simplistic, and too long by half—but finding fault with it as a work of art is like looking for character development in a Barney episode. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Here is a basic lesson in geometrical shapes disguised as entertainment. Read full book review >
THE MISFIT APPRENTICE by Robert Levy
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1995

"For uncritical readers, at best. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A routine, clumsily plotted tale of a young magician struggling to harness her gifts. Read full book review >

WALK A GREEN PATH by Betsy  Lewin
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"An invitation to the flora of the world, wherever it may be found, for artists, poets, and naturalists. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Lewin draws readers into a celebration of the green path with brief poetic reflections and full page watercolors of growing things encountered around the world. Read full book review >
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE HONEYBEE by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Honeybees are fascinating and have been extensively researched; most science enthusiasts will want more information than this title provides. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of The Life and Times of the Apple (Orchard, 1992) uses the same breezy, colorful format to introduce the honeybee, its history, anatomy, odd facts, and daily life. Read full book review >
WOODLORE by Cameron Miller
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"An original conception, masterfully realized. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
An elegant and informative book about the art of woodworking, the varieties of wood, and their traditional uses. Read full book review >

HEROES by Ken Mochizuki
by Ken Mochizuki, illustrated by Dom Lee
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"But Heroes is also a tribute to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-Japanese- American regiment, and serves as a reminder of their important contribution. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Set in the 1960s, this is the story of Donnie Okada, a young Japanese-American boy, who always has to play the enemy in war games with his friends because he ``looks like them.'' His friends show off WW II medals from their fathers, but don't believe Donnie when he says his father and uncle served in the U.S. Army in Europe and Korea. Read full book review >
ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN by Lloyd Moss
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Put this spirited production in front of readers before their next young people's concert, and show them just what happens after The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Harper & Row, 1982). (Picture book. 4-10)"
A trombone pulls a long note, to which is added the bite of a trumpet, then the downdraft of a French horn—a solo becomes a duo becomes a trio—and so on until a complete chamber group of ten (one more than a nonet) is assembled. Read full book review >
A BLESSING IN DISGUISE by Eleanora E. Tate
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

The final novel in Tate's trilogy set in Calvary County, South Carolina, this is the story of Zambia Brown, a 12-year-old African- American girl struggling with her place in the world. Read full book review >
STUPID CUPID by Ilene Cooper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"All of it is a generous cut above usual series fare, and refreshingly wholesome. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Valentine installment of the ``Holiday Five'' series demonstrates once more Cooper's grasp of the concerns of young teens. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With visuals as original and euphoric as the day they were created, and a narrative that is poignant but never pitying, straightforward without being dry, this is a grand work, for all collections. (Nonfiction/biography. 8-12)"
Based on "conversations with him and on autobiographical essays," Engel and Freedman reconstruct the key scenes of Jack Ezra Katz's childhood and adult years, from his first inking of a tabletop through his discovery of news clippings about his art in his deceased father's wallet, to his success selling art in Paris, to his joyful creation of children's books. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In this package, hope, purpose and inspiration are neatly rolled into one. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sobol provides a fine overview of the sorry state of wildlife in Africa today, and the immense amount of work that needs to be done to save even a fraction of what once was. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. 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 >