THE REMARKABLE FARKLE MCBRIDE by John Lithgow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Encore! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A welcome debut from an accomplished actor, the remarkable Lithgow. Read full book review >
MY DO IT! by Ros Asquith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"With thick pages and manageable flaps, this merry little book should keep busy tots happily occupied. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Asquith's exuberant story celebrates the fierce independence of toddlerhood. Read full book review >

LUCILLE’S SNOWSUIT by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Mothers everywhere will send up a cheer for this wonderfully funny tale that shows mother does know best. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Snowsuits, the bane of every child's snow-filled days, are the focus of this hilarious tale. Read full book review >
WHO IS IT? by Sally Grindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A playfully tongue-in-cheek game to tickle readers' fancies. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Several classic fairy tales receive a topsy-turvy retelling in this cheerfully irreverent collection of short tales. Read full book review >
INTO THE A, B, SEA by Deborah Lee Rose
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An informative, picturesque tour of the sea that readers can embark upon without ever getting their toes wet. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Vivid collages combined with sprightly verse offer readers a glimpse into the fascinating world of the deep. Read full book review >

JUST ENOUGH by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A lively tale celebrating the wonders of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
From dawn to dusk, a young boy marvels at the many tasks he can accomplish on his own. Read full book review >
MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S GOURD by Cristina Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Gently making the case for respecting traditions, Kessler (No Condition Is Permanent, 1999, etc.) also teaches a bit about a country not often depicted in children's picture books. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Fatima's Sudanese village is caught between the ways of the past and the present in a story based on a true event in modern East Africa. Read full book review >
GIVE THE DOG A BONE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The slapstick humor and zany illustrations make this oversized paddywhack a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Award-winning author and illustrator of over one hundred children's books, Kellogg (The Missing Mitten Mystery, see below, etc.) takes a familiar counting rhyme to greater nonsensical heights, especially when "this old man plays seven and soars right up to doggy heaven," where angel Pinkertons await. Read full book review >
EAT YOUR PEAS by Kes Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While this may not convert any readers into avid pea fans, the underlying message that everyone has individual tastes should help to diffuse dinnertime tensions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child's staunch refusal to eat her peas and her mother's elaborate enticement is the basis for this zany but telling tale. Read full book review >
ONE SMILING SISTER by Lucy Coats
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lively rhymes about fun activities combined with spirited pictures make this one young readers will want to hear over and again. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Exuberant rhymes describe an energetic preschooler's day in this colorful counting book. Read full book review >
HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A dazzling book to stimulate reader's imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn's (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. Read full book review >
NEPTUNE’S NURSERY by Allan Sheather
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Originally published in Australia, this is an exceptionally beautiful, informative, and inviting look at sea life. (Nonfiction/poetry. 5-10)"
This rhyming picture puzzle book challenges young viewers to find the mystery animal as it begins: "I'm like no other creature / On land or in the sea. / Read on and you'll discover / Just how I came to be." 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 >