WOMBAT GOES WALKABOUT by Michael Morpurgo
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Besides its undeniable kid appeal, the wombat is the mascot of at least two online library discussion groups—they are going to love it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beautiful book design and illustrations drenched in the red-gold light of Australia enhance the warm-hearted story of Wombat. Read full book review >
NOBODY RIDES THE UNICORN by Adrian Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Despite these minor quibbles, this will certainly please the unicorn crowd and will be a popular read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This modern fairy tale tells the story of a fearful and paranoid king who summons the gentlest girl in the kingdom to trap a unicorn in order to kill it for his own selfish purposes. Read full book review >

HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY GOODNIGHT? by Jane Yolen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2000

"Verse and illustration are beautifully matched in these bedtime scenarios familiar to all parents of young children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Huge, fanciful dinosaurs confront their parents at bedtime in this playful romp. Read full book review >
LITTLE WHITE DUCK by Walt Whippo
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Bravo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This favorite song, written in the 1950s, has been a kid-pleaser for generations, thanks to such song stylists as Danny Kaye, Burl Ives, and more recently, Raffi. Read full book review >
OFF WE GO! by Jane Yolen
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Laurel Molk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Pick this up, lickety split. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Little ones know that Grandma's house is best! Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO LOST HIS BELLY BUTTON by Jeanne Willis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"It will take a good storyteller to make it work, but it might be worth the effort. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This quiet, engaging fantasy, illustrated in humorous, expressive color pencil falls flat at its sudden ending. Read full book review >
HOWDI DO by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Along with 1998's edition of This Land Is Your Land, illustrated by Kathy Jacobsen, here's proof that both the breadth and the depth of vision in Guthrie's music can survive the transition to another medium. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Radunsky (An Edward Lear Alphabet, 1999, etc.) suspends collage people constructed with large pieces of brightly colored, painted, or patterned paper over infectiously feel-good lyrics that invite readers and listeners to "stick out your little hand to every woman, kid and man," while singing out the "Howjee, heejee, hijee, hojee, how di do, sir, doodle doo" nonsense chorus. Read full book review >
THE SEALS ON THE BUS by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Hop onboard. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With a tiger at the wheel, the big purple bus rolls all over town, picking up a menagerie of passengers from sheep ("BAAAH, BAAAH, BAAAH") to vipers—get it? — ("HISS, HISS, HISS") to skunks ("SSSS, SSSS, SSSS") before disgorging its dismayed human riders ("HELP! Read full book review >
THE RETURN OF REX AND ETHEL by Arnold Adoff
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"A useful book for when a pet (or a person) dies, especially for those who feel that taking some sort of positive action has a healing effect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A touching story about two girls, two dogs, and the way in which the girls deal with the deaths of their beloved pets. Read full book review >
TIE YOUR SOCKS AND CLAP YOUR FEET by Lenny Hort
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Incorporating eye-popping magazine photo images, they fairly burst from the pages and never fail to ratchet up the hilarity. (Poetry. 4-8)"
Laugh-out-loud nonsense poetry combine with cutting-edge paper collages for an irresistible picture book. Read full book review >
DRAWING LESSONS FROM A BEAR by David McPhail
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"The low-key but powerful message of personal affirmation that runs throughout is one all parents will welcome and all children appreciate. (Don't miss the drawing lessons on the endpapers, either.) (Picture book. 4-8)"
McPhail, master of bear stories, tells what could be his own in this gentle urging to be true to one's calling. Read full book review >
FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"A great read-aloud, a deliciously subversive message. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
It is difficult not to use the word "exuberant" in describing Priceman's lavish hand with shape and color, and here she takes the ancient folk song and places it smack dab in the 21st century. 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 >