WHOSE BABY AM I? by John Butler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ideal for the smallest explorer, Butler's book of cuddlesome creatures is enchanting. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Simple text introduces young children to an array of animal babies. Read full book review >
SHADOW NIGHT by Kay Chorao
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"An afterword encourages children to explore shadow play and create their own stories and creatures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When eerily looming shadows become too much for a small boy, his parents devise an ingenious method to ease his fears. Read full book review >

TABITHA’S TERRIFICALLY TOUGH TOOTH by Charlotte Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Accompanied by her faithful feline, Tabitha is as much fun to watch as she is to read about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Middleton's quirky debut features a spunky heroine and her troublesome, tenacious tooth. Read full book review >
WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lennie Goodings
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"A comfy tale to share with young dreamers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mama bear and her cub while away the day, pondering the possibilities of what the young bear will do when he is big. Read full book review >
SLEEP TIGHT, GINGER KITTEN by Adèle Geras
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A tiny kitten leaves no spot untouched in his quest for a napping space. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers who may not have the opportunity to sit around many campfires will welcome the musical arrangement at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Presumably in an effort to encourage listeners to chime in, Spengler repeats each line of this campfire ditty, about being chased by a bear, above and below scenes of a young camper, pigtails flying, high-tailing it just ahead of a ferocious looking, honey-colored pursuer. Read full book review >
ONE RAINY DAY by Valeri Gorbachev
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Particularly funny details include tail-accommodating patches on the seats of Pig's and Goat's pants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Friends Pig and Goat are together again in Gorbachev's (Chickens, Chickens, 2001, etc.) combination friendship story, tall tale, and counting book. Read full book review >
OOMPH! by Colin McNaughton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"A jolly cartoon atmosphere swathes the proceedings, thanks to McNaughton's comic artwork, and readers can take a few cues from Preston, who is a real gentleman, brimming with good manners. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A whole lot of smooching distinguishes this latest Preston Pig adventure in which he (and Mr. Wolf) go for a vacation at the beach. Read full book review >
AIR SHOW by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Any way you cut it, too little or too much sends this effort into a tailspin for all but the most rabid, very young plane fanatic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For all its fine lines and whispery color by newcomer Mariniello, this appreciation of airplanes suffers from a crippling split personality. Read full book review >
MILO’S HAT TRICK by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The pacing and delivery are stage-worthy, as is Agee's vastly expressive artwork, which is chockful of visual humor. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Agee displays his masterful drollery to particularly good effect in this tale of a semiskilled magician in need of a good trick. Read full book review >
RACCOON ON HIS OWN by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A young raccoon goes for an unexpected solo trip through a swamp. Read full book review >
MABELA THE CLEVER by Margaret Read MacDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The tale is somewhat moralizing at the end—'Limba grandparents say, ‘If a person is clever, it is because someone has taught them their cleverness' '—but children will respond nevertheless to this plucky little heroine who saves herself by her wits. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
"In the early times, some were clever and some were foolish. The Cat was one of the clever ones. 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 >