EVERY LITTLE ANGEL'S HANDBOOK by Belinda Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It may sound precious, but Downes's humor, her orderliness and sense of detail will attract readers, who will pore over the gilded stitchery, selecting their favorite angel accessories. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Dressing up angels is a lot like dressing up dolls, and kids who love choosing outfits will love this book. Read full book review >
MOUSE MESS by Linnea Riley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A tasty frolic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a mouse ventures out for a nighttime snack, he turns the kitchen into a midnight mess. Read full book review >

IS THAT YOU, WINTER? by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The narrative text is set in regular type, while dialogue appears in Gammell's expressive scrawl. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little vinegar and a lot of glory find their way into this evocation of the joys of winter and the beauty of snowfall: Gammell (Jim Aylesworth's Old Black Fly, 1992, etc.) obviously knows a thing or two about snow. Read full book review >
QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY by Bob Graham
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A true sense of family and acceptance comes through in Graham's illustrations; they are loosely sketched and very appealing, while his use of small panels in the oversize pages gives the story momentum and direction. (Picture book. 4-6)"
From Graham (Greetings from Sandy Beach, 1992, etc.), a genial story about a surprising kind of tolerance, featuring a lovable family, a hen, and a dog. Read full book review >
THE GIANTESS by Eveline Hasler
by Eveline Hasler, translated by Laura McKenna, illustrated by Renate Seelig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Seelig's timeless art does not play down the heroine's size—she is large among the other carnival attendees, but she is also lovely; the illustrations are perfect in their soft, misty beauty. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
Inhabiting this tender love story is a gentle giantess who lives in isolation at the edge of the woods so that she won't scare people with her towering height. Read full book review >

TOOT & PUDDLE by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

The activities of a homebody and an enthusiastic world traveler are contrasted in illustrations brimming with humor. Read full book review >
WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >
PUPPY LOVE by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This tender guide is educational, humorous, and irresistible—like puppies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The pair that collaborated on I Love Guinea Pigs (1995) teams up again on a universally appealing subject, rendered quite personal by King-Smith. Read full book review >
IF I CROSSED THE ROAD by Stephen  Kroninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A cross-section of the ocean revealing a multitude of fish works perfectly; a cityscape breaks with the well-composed simplicity of the previous spreads with a garish, in-your-face flamboyance that is at odds with the boy's other wishes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Wacky collages visualize a young boy's daydreams of what he'd do if he were allowed to cross the street. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The feverishly smudged illustrations depict look-alike potato-faced witches amidst a constant swirling tornado of witch hats, brooms, soot, spiders, and party decorations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cinderella meets Halloween in a twist on the old story, in which Lattimore (The Fool and the Phoenix, p. 951, etc.) capitalizes on dirt and the assumption that children revel in it. Read full book review >
FROG GIRL by Paul Owen Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's exquisite and resonant. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Based on the traditions of the Northwest Pacific native people, this engrossing tale warns of the consequences of man manipulating nature. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Several of the lines are awkward or out of meter, making this difficult to read aloud, and no new territory is charted; instead, it's a smattering of brief encounters and a mild overview of the range of animal homes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the collaborators behind Pinky Is a Baby Mouse (p. 468) and following its format, a book about animal homes and habitats. 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 >