AREN'T YOU LUCKY! by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually sensible and sympathetic; the deftly drawn illustrations nicely reflect the text's warmth. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The author of When I Was a Baby (1989) takes a realistic look at becoming a big sister, covering familiar ground as the narrator waits for the new arrival, discovers that the baby isn't much fun and gets lots of attention, and finally grows into appreciation of the title's sentiment when she discovers that she really can help with her little brother. Read full book review >
AN OLD FASHIONED 1 2 3 BOOK by Elizabeth Allen Ashton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Well done: a pleasant way to revisit an old favorite, but too bad that the pictures' original contexts go unnoted. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Selecting more than a dozen of this much-imitated illustrator's charming, still-vibrant paintings, Ashton fashions appropriately traditional-sounding verse to link the art with the numbers from 1 to 10. Read full book review >

ALL JOIN IN by Quentin Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Blake's ear is as good as his eye: his nifty turns of phrase are as much fun as his daft, hyperactive characters. Subversive, but never mind—''Join In!'' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Seven delightful poems, together with wickedly deft, hilarious illustrations, celebrate noise-generating activities: tantrums, gleeful squeals, sorting pots and pans, yowling back yard cats—even a bit of house cleaning ends in pandemonium here. Read full book review >
BUNNY BOX by Lena Anderson
illustrated by Lena Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1991

"Perceptive, beautifully drawn, perfect to share. (Picture book. 0-4)"
The forthright toddler and cheerful big rabbit of Bunny Party (1989) now joined by a delightful baby bunny. Read full book review >
THE CACTUS FLOWER BAKERY by Harry Allard
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

"This offbeat fable is told with pleasingly dry wit, winningly extended in Delaney's cartoonlike but endearing illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sunny, a snake, is ostracized by the other animals until Stewart, an armadillo mailman who has broken his glasses, turns up to become a friend and help her start a bakery. Read full book review >

THE BEAR NEXT DOOR by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

"Natural-sounding dialogue, warm humor, and expressive cartoon-style illustrations make this an appealing choice for beginning readers. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Arlo Gopher doesn't make a good start with his new neighbor, Vic Bear: on moving day, his sprinkler dampens Vic's belongings. Read full book review >
LITTLE BIG MOUSE by Nurit Karlin
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

"This modest but deftly fashioned charmer also features a witty text, as deceptively simple as its illustrations.~(Picture book. 2-6)"
With a sure hand and a vigorous cartoon style, Karlin pictures a mouse who sets out to discover how he can become big, and instead finds out that everyone's size is relative. Read full book review >
LEO THE LION by Gerda Wagener
by Gerda Wagener, translated by Nina Ignatowicz, illustrated by Reinhard Michl
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

A German story about a lonely lion who longs to be petted like a cat. Read full book review >
NINE O'CLOCK LULLABY by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 1991

"A useful, attractive concept book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning in Brooklyn, N.Y. at nine p.m., Singer samples activities that might be taking place simultaneously around the world, moving west to east, including an anomalous Indian time- zone (half an hour different) and contrasting points in the same zones (Zaire and Switzerland). Read full book review >
GANZY REMEMBERS by Mary Grace Ketner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 1991

"This warm evocation of the links and contrasts between age and youth marks a solid debut for both Ketner and Sparks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A child visits her great-grandmother in a nursing home, where 'Ganzy' reminisces about her own childhood in rural Texas: riding her horse dangerously fast, finding a sparrow's nest in her father's overalls on the clothesline, or taking in travelers- - including Pancho Villa in disguise. Read full book review >
BEAR by John Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 28, 1991

The little bear is too young for independence when his mother disappears; but with time, perseverance, and luck he does learn to manage on his own. Read full book review >
I WONDER IF I'LL SEE A WHALE by Frances Ward Weller
ANIMALS
Released: March 28, 1991

"Both author and artist capture the excitement and awe of the experience; Lewin's impressionistic watercolor rendering of the sea and its mightiest inhabitants is powerfully evocative, while his portraits of the rapt child underscore the wonder of the sightings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In smooth, first-person narration, a girl tells about an extraordinary sighting of several whales off the coast of Massachusetts. 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 >