A TASTE OF HONEY by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is to be hoped that Wallace will tell young readers all about that in a new title equally as fine. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
"Poppy, where does honey come from?" asks an inquisitive little bear in this charming picture book by the author/illustrator of Apples, Apples, Apples (2000). Read full book review >
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TEACHER by Lisa Passen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Expect the unexpected in this purely pleasurable tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Irma Birnbaum, "the toughest teacher in town" and star of Passen's Attack of the 50-Foot Teacher (2000), returns in this hilarious end-of-the-school-year adventure. Read full book review >

GONE AGAIN PTARMIGAN by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A solid nature title, with paintings that are a visual delight and a text that reads like poetry. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Spectacular paintings show the Ptarmigan, or Arctic grouse, through the seasons as he struggles to survive both the harsh climate and a host of predators. Read full book review >
SUMMER SUN RISIN’ by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A cheery introduction to farm life and simple poetry. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sunny acrylic and oil paintings on textured paper coupled with verses featuring colloquial language portray a summer day in the life of a hardworking African-American farm family. Read full book review >
MAISY’S BIG FLAP BOOK by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Brimming with interactive educational opportunities—and a whole lot of fun to boot—this is a notable addition to the Maisy collection. (Board book. 2-5)"
Readers explore basic preschool concepts with that ever-popular mouse, Maisy (Happy Birthday Maisy, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

ELF NIGHT by Jan Wahl
by Jan Wahl, illustrated by Peter Weevers
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2001

"The starry images and veteran author Wahl's (Mabel Ran Away with the Toys, not reviewed, etc.) dreamy sensibility, however, make this an adequate addition to the bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A minor nighttime tale, with an excellent opening line, doesn't hold its magic. Read full book review >
I’M A TIGER TOO! by Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The landscape shimmers from backyard to moonlit forest to ocean and back again in a perfect sense of pretend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energy and imagination reign from the Irish author-illustrator of Lizzie and Skunk. Read full book review >
SKUNKS! by David T. Greenberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Take it for a ride' are particularly desperate—yet mostly Greenberg manages to make the fragrant nightlifer an object of mirth and high-spirited language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Master of revulsion Greenberg (Bugs, not reviewed, etc.) takes on skunks, to the merriment of his audience. Read full book review >
THE POCKET DOGS by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"As a result, a strong current of reassurance flows through this mild drama, a tribulation that young readers can learn to accept will likely turn out just fine. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Even the most secure and loving situations can have their unexpected rough patches, scary episodes that come and go, such as the one that figures in Wild's (Midnight Babies, p. 191, etc.) story. Mr. Pockets is a flighty, but affectionate gent (and is so captured by King's equally wiggly and homey watercolors) who wears a great, baggy coat come rain or shine, summer or winter. Read full book review >
WHEN THE ROOT CHILDREN WAKE UP by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A song, 'Root Children Sleep,' completes the package. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wood (A Cowboy Christmas, 2001, etc.) has retold—and refashioned—a century-old German tale into an engaging, romantic story of the seasons. Read full book review >
PATSY SAYS by Leslie Tryon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Now if only the story made a lick of sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tryon's latest is a disjointed tale of a compulsive pig named Patsy, who volunteers her time to a first-grade class. Read full book review >
CINDERELLA by Ruth Sanderson
adapted by Ruth Sanderson, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A Cinderella for Sanderson fans. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
The author-illustrator of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring (2001) works her particular beguilement over Cinderella, using the Perrault story with elements from the Grimms. 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 >