GOOD-BYE, VIVI! by Antonie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Although the text (translated from the German) is a bit clunky, and the theme well-trodden, readers will find Granny's offering heartwarming, and the illustrations soft and inviting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An extremely gentle look at aging and death. Read full book review >
JOHNNY ON THE SPOT by Edward Sorel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Sorel's artwork acts almost as a time machine itself; it has the character and energy to lift readers from their seats and set them down in the Big Apple some 70 years ago. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a wonderful, transporting story, set in New York City during the early 1900s, Johnny has just listened to the last gasps of his old radio. Read full book review >

THE DISAPPEARING ALPHABET by Richard Wilbur
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The joining of the talents of the incandescent Diaz and the wry, venerable Wilbur has produced an enchanting picture book. Read full book review >
BRIDGES ARE TO CROSS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This book will open young eyes to the marvels of bridge-building, and carry readers to a whole wide world of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Stunning, detailed cut-paper designs illustrate an impressive celebration of bridges. Read full book review >
MY NAME IS GEORGIA by Jeanette Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A powerful message, precisely told, as fine as Michael Bedard's Emily (1992) or Barbara Cooney's Eleanor (1996). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
A picture-book evocation both fierce and tender of one of America's greatest painters. Read full book review >

TO THE ISLAND by Charlotte Agell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Vivid yellows and intense turquoise blues convey the beauty of an island retreat, and the peaceful trip home at day's end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adventurous quartet embarks upon a sailing expedition to an island oasis for a day of fun. Read full book review >
GETTIN' THROUGH THURSDAY by Melrose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Bennett depicts the characters' emotions exceptionally and realistically; the facial expressions tell readers all they need to know about the story's subtext. (Picture book. 3-7)"
André hates Thursdays. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The rich colors and vivid patterns of Acosta's illustrations echo Latino pottery and design, making this an irresistible package. (Picture book/folklore. 4-10)"
A lovely creation myth from Costa Rica is retold in read-aloud rhythm and illustrated with gorgeous, tropical paintings. Read full book review >
MICHELANGELO'S SURPRISE by Tony Parillo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The tour of the Renaissance palazzo is good and provocative, while the paintings are architecturally savvy and washed in Mediterranean color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1494, in Florence, Italy, it snowed. Read full book review >
MARTHA WALKS THE DOG by Susan Meddaugh
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This humorous portrayal of the power of words to alter behavior is one that even very young listeners will appreciate. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Words can heal—that's the moral Martha (Martha Blah Blah, 1996, etc.) the talking dog unexpectedly learns when she tangles with Bob, the "BAD DOG" of the neighborhood. Read full book review >
YOU ARE HERE by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, photographed by Nina Crews
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This is a slice of real life, that makes a child's fanciful interludes part of every day. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Crews (Snowball, 1997, etc.) starts with a rainy day and two girls, Joy and Mariah are stuck inside and so dream up a game_they will go on a trip. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAISY by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A merry little tale that celebrates children's universal love of birthdays. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Toddlers can gleefully participate in the festivities in this Maisy (Maisy Goes to Bed, 1990, etc.) adventure. 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 >