BEAR AT HOME by Stella Blackstone
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Toddlers may actually sit still for this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Having taken readers through all kinds of weather (Bear in Sunshine, not reviewed) and the days of the week (Bear About Town, not reviewed), Bear takes readers on a guided tour of his home. Read full book review >
LITTLE WHISTLE’S DINNER PARTY by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Soothing, intimately small-scale, and just the ticket for a cozy bedtime read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rylant seems poised to reel off another long series of warm, fuzzy episodes for new and pre-readers. Read full book review >

MIM’S CHRISTMAS JAM by Andrea Davis Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The Pinkneys have again succeeded in presenting a lesser-known aspect of African-American history as a moving, sensitive story with which modern young readers can identify. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It's 1915 and Pap is in New York City, working on the construction of the subway system. Read full book review >
CHANUKAH LIGHTS EVERYWHERE by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Disappointing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This Chanukah offering from Rosen (Elijah's Angel, 1992, etc.) attempts to find metaphoric comparison for the lights of the Chanukah menorah. Read full book review >
THE BEST SINGLE MOM IN THE WORLD by Mary Zisk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Practical, if not special. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A little girl tells the story of her adoption as her mom has told it to her. Read full book review >

YOU’RE A BROTHER, LITTLE BUNNY! by Maribeth Boelts
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The illustrations are in poster paint colors and depict familiar family scenes whether bunny or otherwise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This straightforward variation on the theme of the new sibling adds nothing new to the genre that includes such masterpieces as Russell Hoban's A Baby Sister for Frances (1964) and Kevin Henkes's Julius the Baby of the World (1991). Read full book review >
OLIVIA SAVES THE CIRCUS by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans will not be disappointed by this uniquely new sequel. (Picture book. 3-7)"
She's b-a-a-c-k. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU by Liza Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Baker's repetition of reassurances is bound to make any child feel cherished. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mother pledges her unwavering love for her child in a simple, yet wonderfully affirming poem that covers the gamut of emotions expressed by young children. Read full book review >
OLD BEAR’S SURPRISE PAINTING by Jane Hissey
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans old and new will delight in the return of the pals. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Old Bear teaches his fellow toys (and young readers, too) a worthy lesson about the benefits of teamwork. Read full book review >
SQUEAK’S GOOD IDEA by Max Eilenberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Whether the expedition involves playing in the yard alone or heading off to school, Eilenberg's tale serves as inspiration for fledgling adventurers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What's a little elephant to do when he wants to play outdoors but everyone is too busy to accompany him? Read full book review >
HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >
HANNA’S CHRISTMAS by Melissa Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An entertaining Christmas tale meant to tie in to a line of mail-order clothing, but not much more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hanna's family has to move to America from Sweden right before Christmas, and Hanna is terribly homesick, at least until a surprise gift from her Grandmother shows up in a box full of Christmas goodies. 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 >