HICCUP SNICKUP by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Wickstrom's decidedly cockamamie characters, pop-eyed and slightly frantic, work wonders with the text, yet even still the real magic of this book comes in a read-aloud. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Long presents a fairly charming, old family cure for the hiccups. Read full book review >
PET BOY by Keith Graves
by Keith Graves, illustrated by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Certainly a very useful book to have on hand when a chorus of avoidance meets the dog's desire for dinner and a scratch behind the ear. (Picture book 5-8)"
For those times when it is forgotten that a pet is not a toy, Graves provides a pointed little cautionary tale. Read full book review >

BABY GETS THE ZAPPER by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"It's an even bet whether children or weary parents will yearn more for a remote like this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The TV remote begins changing more than just channels once Baby gets hold of it: one "ZAP!" and all the toys get up and play on their own. Read full book review >
DINOSAURS AFTER DARK by Jonathan Emmett
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2001

"He cites Where the Wild Things Are as his inspiration, but when it comes to emotional or psychological depth, he misses the boat there too. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spotting a passing dinosaur from his bedroom window one night, young Bobby follows it to a square surrounded by tall, dark office buildings where a host of dinos has gathered for a wild rumpus. Read full book review >
I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

Sure to warm the auricles of newly independent readers (and older reading advocates) everywhere, this rhapsody features a brown-and-white bunny only a little bigger than its beloved storybook. Read full book review >

THE OTHER DOG by Madeleine L'Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Touché indeed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Consequences attendant upon the arrival of a new member of the household, told from the perspective of a superior poodle, from the usually more sedate Newbery winner. Read full book review >
ERNIE DANCES TO THE DIDGERIDOO by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"As a story, it's a great list. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lester's lively, evocative artwork far outstrips her clunky narrative in this introduction to Australia's northern outback state of Arnhem Land. Read full book review >
THE INSIDE-OUTSIDE BOOK OF TEXAS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"True Texans may quibble at what is not included, but given a state with the fourth and ninth largest cities in the United States along with vast rural areas, it probably isn't possible to cover everything. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
In another inside-outside book, Munro tackles the big state of Texas in a giant-sized format and vividly colorful style. Read full book review >
SHADOWS by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A first choice for larger public library collections and school libraries, this work outshines Robert Louis Stevenson's 'My Shadow,' the standard poem on the subject. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Shadows are a scientific phenomenon often studied in the early elementary grades, because all the materials for experimentation are readily at hand. Read full book review >
EAGLET’S WORLD by Evelyn Minshull
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"An author's note offers additional background on eagles that will be useful for classroom discussions. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Minshull (The Cornhusk Doll, 1987) follows an eaglet from preconscious life inside his egg through his first successful flight past snow-capped mountains as a young adult. Read full book review >
ALEX DID IT! by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A playful tale of mischief and redemption with universal appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trio of rascally bunnies discovers the illicit benefits of deceit and turns their forest topsy-turvy. Read full book review >
WHO WILL GO TO SCHOOL TODAY? by Karl Rühmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Just the thing to entice aspiring truants back to the classroom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A reluctant preschooler decides to play hooky from school. 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 >