BIG BEN by Sarah Ellis
by Sarah Ellis, illustrated by Kim LaFave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"The sweet after the sour: Perhaps Ben will have that leftover Chinese food as a midnight snack. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's not easy to be darling and genuine, but this story from Ellis manages both without a hitch. Read full book review >
WHAT KIND OF KISS? by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A warm and cozy depiction of the contented bliss of a well-loved child. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Osculation is the name of the game in this cheerful little tale packed full of love. Read full book review >

I WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU by Caralyn Buehner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A perfect way to show little ones they are cherished. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a tender tale that captures the essence of childhood, a mother describes the myriad reasons she adores her offspring. Read full book review >
BABY HEARTS AND BABY FLOWERS by Remy Charlip
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Dulcet bedtime reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small, gentle, loving lullaby, in a perfect marriage of text and image. Read full book review >
SKIDAMARINK by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Each page fuels and satisfies expectations as the foldouts deliver their goods, and it is a testament to Karas's sweetly disarming artwork that these two don't appear an oddly matched couple, but made for one another. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This engaging piece of tomfoolery will be a fidgety reader's delight (though it must have been a bookmaker's nightmare). Read full book review >

WAKE-UP KISSES by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"The night does not seem that exciting—just dark. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As the sun dips below the horizon, some animals are just beginning to stir and wake to face the busy night ahead. Read full book review >
MY CHINATOWN by Kam Mak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"The first-person voice and strong composition of art with vivid colors symbiotically make this boy's personal emotional journey a universal experience. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Fifteen untitled poems, handsomely illustrated with photo-realistic paintings, express the feelings of a young Chinese boy from Hong Kong as he adjusts to his new home in New York's Chinatown. Read full book review >
BEARS! by Paul Stickland
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A little odd, but pretty funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bouncily surreal rhyming tale, drenched in golden-brown bearish hues. Read full book review >
THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Tanya Linch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Linch (My Duck, 2000, etc.) gives this oddly-written, deceptively simple folk ditty a playful tone with illustrations featuring a trio of chunky, earth-colored felines sporting comically ingenuous expressions and brightly colored, striped or polka-dotted, paw gear. Read full book review >
BATHTIME PIGGYWIGGY by Christyan Fox
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"The oversized text, simple, crayon-drawn forms, and saturated colors give this plenty of visual appeal, and even children able to navigate the relatively challenging vocabulary will enjoy diving into PiggyWiggy's mini-adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Operating on the principle that it's never too soon to form career plans, this primer introduces a porcine post-toddler for whom bath time offers a chance to dream about water-related occupations, from deep-sea diver and submarine captain to long-distance swimmer, or maybe champion surfer. Read full book review >
GUS AND BUTTON by Saxton Freymann
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Playing with food has never been this much fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Definitely on a roll—or more accurately, a rutabaga—the creators of Dr. Pompo's Nose (2000) assemble another world entirely from photographs of lusciously fresh, cleverly sculpted produce. Read full book review >
SAILING OFF TO SLEEP by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A tender read-a-loud that ends comfortingly in mother's arms and then snuggled into bed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this before-bed adventure, a mother and daughter build a story together. 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 >