JUAN BOBO GOES TO WORK by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"His gift is that he makes us laugh, and that is more than enough. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
The Puerto Rican folk character Juan Bobo, a.k.a. Read full book review >
THE WORLD TURNS ROUND AND ROUND by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Despite its slightness and occasional clumsiness, this has obvious tie-ins for teachers building units on ancestry or geography, and would be suitable for classroom use. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Classmates of various ethnicities receive gifts from their relatives in other countries. Read full book review >

CUBES, CONES, CYLINDERS, & SPHERES by Tana Hoban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Another welcome addition, by one of the best in the field, to books that make mathematical concepts accessible. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pictures tell the story in this wordless book. Read full book review >
A PIG IS BIG by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Not Florian's best effort, but a good conversation-starter with a young child about comparative size. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"What's big?" asks a pleasant pink pig as he compares himself to cows, cars, trucks, streets, the neighborhood, the city, and the earth, and finally to the universe, which "makes everything seem small." Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Written primarily for those who are already familiar with the celebrations, this title will not serve the informational needs of the general reader. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Organizing according to the Jewish calendar, Kimmelman describes Jewish religious holidays, Israeli national holidays, and the observance of the Sabbath. Read full book review >

SANTA’S NEW SUIT by Laura Rader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Ho, ho, ho. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Looking over his battered—not to mention monotonous—wardrobe a week before Christmas, Santa decides that it's time for a change. Mrs. Claus is worried, and rightly so, for after trying on everything from a tux at "Nip and Tux" to an alligator suit from "Costumania," Santa returns from "The Snappy Dude" clad in hideous purple tattersall with matching hat. Read full book review >
JINGLE BELLS, HOMEWORK SMELLS by Diane DeGroat
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"This latest will tickle those who have met Gilbert in Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink; Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet; and Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyone knows how difficult it is to get everything done at Christmastime because there are so many distractions. Read full book review >
MOISHE’S MIRACLE by Laura Krauss Melmed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A nifty parable—understated, funny, with sharp characterizations—that is atmospherically caught on the page by Slonim's flourishing, clever art, matching the tone perfectly. (explanatory note, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Here is a gratifying Hanukkah tale of the wages of selfishness. Read full book review >
CHRISTMAS AT MUD FLAT by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

Stevenson (The Most Amazing Dinosaur, p. 640, etc.) returns to Mud Flat, there to measure the doings and take the eccentric pulse of that homey burg and its population of guileless animals. Read full book review >
RADIO RESCUE by Lynne Barasch
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Through her warm, transporting watercolors and her stout text, she manages to turn the world of dots and dashes—hardly the obvious stuff of a compelling narrative—into a tour of a time and an enthusiasm worth taking again and again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this admiring memoir of her father as a young ham radio operator in New York City during the 1920s, Barasch pulls readers into the initiate world of Morse code and early intercontinental communications. Read full book review >
BEAR NOEL by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Satisfying to the last wordless page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On Christmas Eve, the one night of the year that all the animals can gather together without fear, the creatures of the north woods await the arrival of Bear Noel. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE STONE by Harriet Peck Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2000

Readers who enjoyed Peck's Ulaq and the Northern Lights (1998) will also enjoy this tale in which animals of the desert southwest discover Native American petroglyphs on the walls of a cave and recognize pictures of their own ancestors in the rock art. 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 >