LUNCH BOX MAIL by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

Familiar childhood experiences are described in these lighthearted verses, whose subjects range from the first day of school to the 179th and from beginning kindergarten to having a bad hair day. Read full book review >
LITTLE ONES DO! by Jana Novotny Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"A great choice for working parents as well as any snug family. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A comforting bedtime story that takes the reader through the highlights of what could be a typical family day (leaving out little difficulties like tantrums, tears, and spills). Read full book review >

WARTHOGS PAINT by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

This popular team's warthogs return, fresh from their sloppy kitchen counting experience (Warthogs in the Kitchen, 1998), to make a fun mess with buckets of paint. Read full book review >
OUR MARCHING BAND by Lloyd Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Hip hip hooray! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just as he did with the wonderful Zin! Read full book review >
SCAT, CATS! by Joan Holub
Kirkus Star
by Joan Holub, illustrated by Rich Davis
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"A first choice for most libraries. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
A marauding band of neighborhood cats of every color invades the house of a red-haired little girl and her tow-headed brother in this amusing easy reader from the talented Holub (The Garden That We Grew, below, etc.). Read full book review >

AHOY, UNCLE ROY! by Sarah Albee
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"The text is not predictable from the illustrations, and much of the dry humor (Uncle Roy's 'office has a great view'—the ocean from the deck of the ship) will not be easily understood by new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Walter is a modern boy in jeans and baseball cap who describes his uncle Roy's ideal "job" as the captain of a pirate ship in this mildly amusing but ultimately unsuccessful mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >
CAT HAT by Michelle Knudsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Ralph might even find his way into story hours, paired up with that superstar cat or even with Jack Gantos's Rotten Ralph (1976), a very different kind of cat. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Emergent readers with tightly limited word lists are notoriously difficult to write, especially when two of the words are already firmly enshrined in the shadow of that extremely well-known cat in the striped hat. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to the science section. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Bats, mice, moles, dogs, caterpillars, and dolphins use super high sounds—ultrasound—to find their young, avoid their enemies, and communicate over long distances. Read full book review >
TOUGH BEGINNINGS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"The picture-book format, handsome paintings, and fascinating choice of facts presented make this an engaging and useful science nature title for younger children. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
All sorts of baby animals have tough beginnings, whether they are tiny sea turtles scrambling to reach the ocean before they are eaten, cicadas emerging from a 17-year sleep, or penguin chicks surviving in the minus-70-degree temperatures of Antarctica. Read full book review >
THAT’S MY DOG! by Rick Walton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"Indubitably—though cat lovers and the unnecessarily fastidious may prefer the eponymous feline of Liz Graham-Yooll's Timothy Tib (not reviewed). (Picture book. 5-7)"
With waggy enthusiasm, one detail at a time, a lad presents his "big, red, happy, muddy, smart, bouncy, slobbery, sneaky, stinky" canine companion. Read full book review >
Q POOTLE 5 by Nick Butterworth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2001

"An unfolding, poster-sized party scene brings up the rear of this droll close encounter of the silly kind. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A burned-out rocket booster puts a kink in pudgy, green Q Pootle 5's plans to make it to his friend Z Pootle 6's birthday party on the Moon. Read full book review >
MEET THE BARKERS by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Which it is—delivering modeled behavior in light, positive ways, and fleshing out his puppy protagonists with artfully presented differences and similarities, he has crafted a tale that all brand-new grade-schoolers will effortlessly absorb and enjoy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The ageless dePaola casts two of his own Welsh terriers in this carefully constructed series kickoff. 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 >