ONE AFTERNOON by Yumi  Heo
by Yumi Heo, illustrated by Yumi Heo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"City racket made fun. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
This detailed rendering of the sounds of an ordinary day in New York City will keep readers poring over these pages, drawn to resemble a child's collage. Read full book review >
THE CAT SAT ON THE MAT by Alice Cameron
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Wonderfully creative. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-5)"
Another charming peephole book from illustrator Jones (Hickory Dickory Dock, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

AS QUIET AS A MOUSE by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Again, Offen's characters—both the costumed animals and the winsome toddler—are particularly bright and ingenuous. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A companion to A Fox Got My Socks (1993) and The Sheep Made a Leap (p. 148). Read full book review >
DOES A MOUSE HAVE A HOUSE? by Anne Miranda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful book, both to look at and to read aloud. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Yes, a mouse does have a house—and so do penguins and pandas and a host of other animals described by Miranda in this imaginative take on the habitat theme. Read full book review >
ONE FALL DAY by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful and intriguing book with much to discover at any age. (Picture book. 1-6)"
The ever-inventive Bang (two Caldecott Honors) uses some of her favorite images in a deceptively simple bedtime story with several layers of visual and conceptual meaning. Read full book review >

A MOST UNUSUAL LUNCH by Robert Bender
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Good fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The day after a frog swallows a beetle, it awakes with antennae and six tiny extra legs. Read full book review >
I LOVE ANIMALS by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"The minimal text, printed in big type, sounds a single note that verges on monotony, but the animals' colors and frisky postures create plenty of visual exuberance. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Huge, spread-covering portraits of smiling farm animals greet viewers in this fervent tribute from a new picture-book artist. ``I love Jock, my dog,'' McDonnell declares. ``I love the ducks waddling to the water. Read full book review >
BOO BABY BOO! by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"1- 56402-408-3). (Picture book. 0-3)"
One of four appealing new board books by a gifted British artist whose vibrant toddlers are almost as sharply observed as her mother Shirley Hughes's. Read full book review >
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"O'Malley's brash cartoon-style illustrations add substantially to the humor of this simple, repetitive tale, which will be as much fun for beginning readers as for the preschoolsers who are its more obvious audience. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Sidney, a mouse thinking about his own lunch, is unperturbed when a cat declares that ``I'm going to eat you.'' Noticing a bounding dog, he rejoins, ``I don't think so.'' The dog pants, ``I'm going to chase you, cat.'' Again, not so: A goose plans to bite the dog's tail, but a fox sneaks up on the goose, and so on until an elephant proposes to sit on the lion before it can ``paw'' the goat that was going to butt the fox, and Sidney's friend Shirley, arriving with their lunch in a basket, shouts ``Boooo!'' All the other animals run home in a fright, but the two mice settle down to an elegant picnic. Read full book review >
HERE COMES HENNY by Charlotte Pomerantz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Try this with a toddler who enjoys chanting Mother Goose, or give it to new readers as an unusually diverting way to polish their phonics. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Here comes Henny/with her sacky,/which she carries/pickabacky/back and forth/and forth and backy./See her pick pick pick/a snicky./See her pack pack pack/a snacky./See her put/a snicky-snacky/in her backpack/picnic sacky.'' So begins the tale of a hen whose three chicks, far from pleased with her provisions, prefer—in fact, ``DEMAND''—``A snacky-snicky/for the chickies'/picnic-nicky.'' No problem. Read full book review >
JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >
HIDING by Shirley Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Charming and enriching. (Picture book. 2-6)"
As she did in Bouncing and Giving (both 1993), Hughes explores and extends what initially looks like a simple concept: At first, a child plays peekaboo with a toddler who's gazing raptly at the cushion from behind which she declares ``You can't see me''; then they play hide-and-seek, in which the place of concealment is a secret. 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 >