WHERE'S MOUSE? by Alan Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A visually pleasing book that will appeal to very young children who enjoy simple books about animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An accordion-fold book with peek-through pages mimicking holes (e.g., in a hollow tree) through which animal characters can be seen in a three-dimensional effect. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE FLOWER KING by Kveta Pacovská
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"Try this with very young children, who'll like the peek-a-boo cover cutouts and respond to the vibrant colors, bold forms, and simple story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Czech author-illustrator of a wonderfully inventive counting book (One, Five, Many) brings the same imagination and brilliant colors to illustrations for an old-fashioned story a little king whose happy life planting tulips is incomplete until he quests for a princess (he finds her in a tulip blossom) and makes her his queen. Read full book review >

OWL BABIES by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Three little white owls perch outside their cozy nest, wishing Mother would come home. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE HAT by Nancy van Laan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A good choice for the preschool group. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Van Laan (Possum Come a-Knockin', 1990) tells another story with a rambunctious lilt: a circular tale about a hat, dropped by an old man, put to amusing uses by a variety of humans and other creatures before getting back to its original owner. Read full book review >
BIG BEAR'S TREASURY by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A fresh, lively mix of annuals and perennials, serendipitously arranged and varying widely in design, type size, and reading level. (Fiction. 0-10)"
A second big bouquet picked from the fields of modern British children's literature, presented to toddlers (Oxenbury's Tickle Tickle), picture book fans (Rosen's Little Rabbit Foo Foo) and older readers (an excerpt from E. Nesbit's ``Melisande''), and including a page from Where's Waldo? plus samples from several nursery rhyme collections; all strewn with illustrations broad (Colin McNaughton), brooding (Angela Barrett), and bumptious (Charlotte Voake). Read full book review >

A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Cecilia and her family are charming. (Picture book. 2- 6)"
Great-aunt T°a is 90, and the whole family is getting ready to surprise her on her birthday. Read full book review >
RING O'ROSES by L. Leslie Brooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Afterword'' to both books. (Folklore/Picture book. 1-8)"
Never have young children had a better introduction to Mother Goose than this profusely illustrated collection of 21 rhymes, at last available again—see comments above. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN GOOSE BOOK by L. Leslie Brooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Never mind; in most ways, an improvement on the last available editions, and a treasure. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-8)"
Breaking Kirkus tradition, we celebrate the return of two landmarks that suffered size reductions before going out of print years ago. Read full book review >
OTTERS UNDER WATER by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"First-rate natural history for the youngest. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 2-8)"
A very simple descriptive text captions full-bleed color- pencil illustrations of two young otters on a morning fishing expedition, largely under the waters of their northern pond. Read full book review >
WHERE DOES IT GO? by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

``Where does Tavo put his socks? Read full book review >
LUNCH by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"With large areas of brilliant, subtly modulated color and handsome compositions incorporating boldface type, a beautifully crafted book that's sure to delight young audiences. (Picture book. 0-5)"
Again using her unique medium—brightly colored pulp applied to a screen to make ``handmade paper in which the stenciled images have become a part of the paper itself''—the author of Count (p. 51) creates a lively introduction to the colors: a simple story about a mouse who eats nine fruits and vegetables whose juices leave patches of stain on the appealing little creature, who tracks them across the clean, white pages and then exhibits them for identification in the last illustration. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT TO ANNIE by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Not a standout, but attractive and usable. (Picture book. 2-7)"
From the late poet, an unrhymed alphabet in which every line suggests the drowsy time before dreamland: ``Jugglers have put aside their jiggling, jouncing balls'' or ``Waves wash over the shore with a hush, shush, shhh....Xebecs are slowly sailing in the Mediterranean mist.'' The subjects aren't exceptional, but Schwartz depicts them with precision and affection, including a gently rounded capital letter in each carefully structured illustration. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >