THE GREAT CANOE by María Elena Maggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although universally known in its Biblical telling, this version proves the universality of culture and story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional tale of the Great Flood gets a New World setting in this interesting retelling. Read full book review >
YOKO’S PAPER CRANES by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, Yoko's fans will be pleased to see a new story, and may be so dazzled by the illustrations that they will not notice the weaknesses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Origami cranes take metaphoric flight from West to East in this tale of Yoko the kitten's earnest efforts to maintain a connection to her grandparents in Japan. Read full book review >

MCDUFF GOES TO SCHOOL by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Ouf! (Picture book. 3-6)"
A doggy celebration of bilingualism starring everybody's favorite Westie. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE SQUEEGY BUG by Bill Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

In the style of a pourquoi tale, the authors have crafted an explanation about how fireflies came to be. Read full book review >
ELSIE TIMES EIGHT by Natalie Babbitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, the slyness with which Babbitt captures the Elsies' many moods compensates, and moreover, the concept of a suddenly multiplied self, with its many advantages and disadvantages, is sure to appeal to youngsters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fairy godmother who is slightly hard of hearing wreaks arithmetic havoc in this original fairy tale from Babbitt (Ouch!, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

MURPHY MEETS THE TREADMILL by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Well, maybe, but there's no denying Murphy's charm, nor Ziefert's infectious, lighthearted spirit, which Bolam snares with her simple, rosy paintings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ziefert and Bolam (Clara Ann Cookie, Go to Bed, not reviewed, etc.) have combined their talents again to introduce Murphy, the burly yellow Labrador who loves to eat. Read full book review >
THE SNOW BEAR by Miriam Moss
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A warm tribute to the love of a child for its mother with a gimmick that doesn't detract. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Soft snow falls on this delightful story of a young bear's trust that his mother will find him. Read full book review >
LITTLE TREE by E.E. Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The human figures are uncomplicated and childlike, befitting this simple, winning story about how this one little tree finds 'his own special place in the world, a place that was waiting for him all his life.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The little fir tree goes to town: Cummings's poem about a Christmas tree serves as the inspiration for a little story about a little fir tree who wants nothing so much as to find "a new life, his dream life, in a far, far away place." Read full book review >
SCORE ONE FOR THE SLOTHS by Helen Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"And the belly laughs induced by Lester's words will keep everyone awake. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An amusing, if decidedly sleepy, tale of sloths and the very relaxing atmosphere of their school—an institution thrown in jeopardy by a bureaucrat of conventional stripe—from the hand-and-glove team behind Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat. Read full book review >
JACK QUACK by Lucy Nolan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Jack Quack is sure to take off. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The clumsy duckling overcomes his growing pains and gets the girl in this wonderfully silly story. Read full book review >
MRS. GOODSTORY by Joy Cowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Cowley's (Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, 2001, etc.) topic is promising, but the finished result is disappointing—readers may want to 'skip the boring parts.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mrs. Goodstory and a young friend explore the world of fiction in this adventurous tale that attempts to show readers that stories can take you anywhere. Read full book review >
MONSTER MISCHIEF by Pamela Jane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Yum. (Picture book. 3-7)"
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 >