Jilly is a character that is easy for a child to relate to, which in turn makes it easy to point out to your child examples of poor/unwanted behavior.
Missy, GoodReads.com

News & Awards

'Jilly' receives Book Excellence Award


“Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them” has been honored with a 2017 Book Excellence Award for Picture Books, Age 4-8.

Sponsored by Literary Excellence Incorporated, the Book Excellence Award recognizes high quality design, writing and overall appeal of books published in the year of their award. To learn more, visit https://bookexcellenceaward.com/honorees/.


VoyageChicago features Dr. Pieper


The Chicago online magazine VoyageChicago sat down with Dr. Martha Heineman Pieper to talk about her Smart Love approach to child development. Read the interview at https://tinyurl.com/y8xydxhx.

'Jilly' honored with NAPPA Award


The National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has recognized "Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums" for its ability to help "kids who need to be taught tools for handling their emotional frustration.”

“Helping our kids manage and better articulate their feelings is a critical part of parenting and this is a delightful book to guide our children through their frustrations,” says NAPPA Director Elena Epstein. “We especially like the message that Jilly’s parents will always love her, even in the midst of a temper tantrum.”

For over 26 years, the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has been ensuring that parents purchase the highest quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families. NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges, along with parent and child testers, select the best music, toys, apps, games, books, baby gear and other family must-haves to be award winners through year-round product testing.


'Jilly' wins 4 Purple Dragon awards


"Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums" has been honored in four categories of the prestigious Purple Dragonfly Book Awards sponsored by Story Monsters LLC.

The book received a first place award in the categories of "Growing Pains" and "Picture Books 6 and older." It took second place in the "Best Cover Design" and "Best Illustrations" competition.

The Purple Dragonfly awards are presented each year to recognize exceptional authors for excellence in writing and publishing.

Mom's Choice Award


"Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them" has received a Gold Award from the Mom's Choice Awards, which honor excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.

'Jilly' a finalist in Best Book Awards


American Book Fest has named "Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums" a finalist in the Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Hear Dr. Pieper talk about temper tantrums


Dr. Martha Heineman Pieper discusses "Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums" on Michigan's Big Show radio.
Listen to "Dr. Martha Pieper, Author of "Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them"" on Spreaker.