THE OUTSIDE INN by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Offbeat, but definitely worth a try. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``What's for breakfast? Read full book review >
TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, NO-LEGGED RHYMES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"But an appealing collection. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of A Hippopotamusn't (1990), more ebullient verse about animals. Read full book review >

BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE by Verna Aardema
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A fine story; outstanding illustrations. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
Borreguita is a little lamb who manages to trick the coyote who wants to eat her not just three but four deliciously satisfying times: she suggests that she'll grow if he waits; she describes the moon's reflection as a cheese, so that he jumps into a pond; she cajoles him into taking her place ``hold[ing] up this mountain'' while she goes for help; and, finally, she bravely volunteers to jump right into the coyote's mouth so that he can swallow her in one gulp—with the result that poor Coyote, his teeth aching, vows to leave the wily lamb alone henceforth. Read full book review >
THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >
BURGOO STEW by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Perfect for story hour or any other time. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two grand debuts: Librarian Patron tells her unique version of ``Stone Soup'' with humor and panache, her characters ``a crowd of five rowdy bad boys'' (hungry, too) who accost a mellow, wise old man—who sends them to their mothers to ask ``kindly'' for just a carrot, etc., for his miraculous stew. Read full book review >

THE GUPPIES OF HILLY DALE HOUSE by Anne Baird
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"An appealing, useful book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Five half-pint realistic stories about a day-care group (the ``Guppies''), each genial episode making its small, wholesome point via demonstration: the toddler who naps in the morning is the only one who's wide awake at lunchtime; an inchworm is fun to hold, but will be happiest outside. Read full book review >
THE RABBITS ARE COMING! by Kathleen Bullock
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"A thoroughly enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In an appealing wordless book, a score of rabbits, each with a balloon, leave Mom and their home in the woods for a joyous escapade, hopping over the fields and into the house of an astonished family. Read full book review >
THE CANARY PRINCE by Eric Jon Nones
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 1991

"It also lacks a source note. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
In a courtly Italian tale (a folk tale, according to the jacket), a princess imprisoned at the wish of her wicked stepmother is visited by a prince whom she is able to turn into a canary so that he can fly to her tower, where he again becomes a man. Read full book review >
COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! by Jill Runcie
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"Young listeners will be eager to chime in for the inevitable reruns. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Farmer Jones counts on the rooster to wake him; what he doesn't know is that there's a whole Rube Goldberg series leading up to this daily event: the farmer's own snores wake an owl, whose hoot wakes a woodpecker, and so on through eight other animals concluding with the dog's bark that wakes the rooster. Read full book review >
WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD? by Burton Albert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 1991

"Quiet, but nice. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The trail in question is the route of a boy exploring ``Summertime Island,'' where he finds a lighthouse, various creatures, ``a ghost town of shanties at the edge of the sea,'' and a derelict boat, then returns to picnic with his parents on the beach at twilight. Read full book review >
SOMETHING MAGIC by Maggie S. Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 1991

"With neither the artistry nor the energy of Anderson's Stina's Visit (p. 734)- -but the story is sweet without being saccharine, while Young's watercolors nicely evoke the lovely setting and warm relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
During an idyllic visit with grandmother in what looks like coastal Maine, a little girl wonders how she resembles Gammy, as everyone says she does (it's the smile, she decides). Read full book review >
GREENBROOK FARM by Bonnie Pryor
ANIMALS
Released: June 26, 1991

"A pleasant farm visit. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl takes the reader on a tour of the farm where she has always lived, confiding her experiences with the babies in the various animal families and concluding with her own new brother. 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 >