STELLA LOUELLA'S RUNAWAY BOOK by Lisa Campbell Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"As usual, Ernst's big, comic illustrations stage the action beautifully, advancing the text and supplying plenty of funny details to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This cumulative tale from Ernst (Duke the Dairy Delight Dog, 1996, etc.) features Stella, who is all in a dither because she has misplaced her library book. Read full book review >
WINTER LULLABY by Barbara Seuling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"From mountains to desert, from hayloft to underwater stream, the imagery and ideas offer delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This carefully crafted question-and-answer book is more than a lullaby; its excellent content need not be saved for bedtime. Read full book review >

HONK! by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly funny are the disapproving expressions on the faces of birds and balletomanes alike, and scenes of Mimi with her short skinny legs, large feathered chest, and haughty demeanor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
After peering in the window at the Paris Opera House, Mimi the swan is smitten with ballet. Read full book review >
MAURICE THE HIPPO by Maarten Bos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The story may not exhibit much follow-through, but the large simple figures situated on vivid backgrounds and the poking about of the hippo all the way to his birthday party will have preschoolers eager for each turn of the page. (Board book. 2-5)"
This brightly hued board book follows the meanderings of a merry hippo. Read full book review >
BABY BORN by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Such a sturdy, well-considered board book will please both parents and children. (Board book. 1-3)"
An adorable lift-the-flap book that works on a number of levels. Read full book review >

MISS MALARKEY WON'T BE IN TODAY by Judy Finchler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"O'Malley's artwork, filled with humor and strong on facial expressions, conveys all the anxiety a teacher can muster as she speculates about her absence and its consequences. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A worthy sequel to Finchler and O'Malley's Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10 (1995). Read full book review >
WHEN PIGASSO MET MOOTISSE by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Laden further lightens the story with goofy wordplay—moosterpiece, pork of art—that adds little when the quality of the artwork and the book's detonation of color are already such pleasures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
During their youthful art wars in Paris, Picasso and Matisse had a brief falling out after a competitive spat. Read full book review >
CAT AND MOUSE IN THE NIGHT by Tomek Bogacki
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This book is a good first step in taking the gloom out of night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bogacki (Cat and Mouse in the Night, 1997, etc.) continues the adventures of cats and mice, here taking on the specter of the night. Read full book review >
I HEARD A LITTLE BAA by Elizabeth MacLeod
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Phillip's cheerful, brightly colored illustrations and their crayon-like outlines add considerable humor to the text. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Using rhythm, rhyme, animal noises, and gatefold pages for the guessing-game element of surprise, this book should be an instant hit with the very young. Read full book review >
THE GREATEST TREASURE by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The message has immediacy, even if Demi's retelling lacks flair; the stylized artwork, too, is static even at the tale's triumphant end. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This wise old tale from China speaks of the ill winds that may accompany great wealth. Read full book review >
THE LOST AND FOUND by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The illustrations offer plenty to pore over, and will sustain Teague's fans until his next work rolls out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wobbly offering from Teague (Baby Tamer, 1997, etc.), in which Wendell and Floyd, who missed their math test when a giant squid trapped them in the restroom, are waiting to see the principal when a new girl, Mona, approaches the lost and found box in search of her lucky hat. Read full book review >
WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU SHUT YOUR EYES? by Cynthia Zarin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Durham's appealing, childlike illustrations, bold colors, friendly characters, and clever use of the page add just the right touch to a delightful verse that is not only fun to read aloud to groups of children, but a fitting bedtime story, as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The imagination runs wild in this second adorable book from Zarin and Durham (Rose and Sebastian, 1997), who celebrate creative minds and individuality. 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 >