THE BUG CEMETERY by Frances Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Newcomer Hill never tries to soft-pedal the burn of death, but she goes a long way toward giving young readers a sense of balance in celebrating life while the Grim Reaper goes about his work. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bug funerals are one thing, but when a family pet has to be buried, the children in this tale learn to take pleasure in those still living as they experience their first loss of a loved one. Read full book review >
LITTLE FLOWER by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Little Flower is a simple pig, and her adventures should be equally so. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweetly winning as the main character may be, Rand's story is mildly confusing enough to keep readers from fully enjoying the book. Read full book review >

THE PERFECT PET by Carol Chataway
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Perhaps the most appealing of all are Hamlet, Pygmalion, and Podge, rendered as pleasingly stumpy little characters with exaggerated features. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anyone who has ever been owned by a cat will relate to this search for the perfect pet. Read full book review >
SQUEAKY CLEAN by Simon Puttock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"McQuillan (Get Well Soon Book, not reviewed) illuminates the story with her brushstroke textures of pudgy cuteness brightened with sparkling colors on silky paper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The three little piglets in this rambunctious tale, like most wee ones, have a knack for getting downright filthy. Read full book review >
HIP, HIP, HOORAY DAY! by Barney Saltzberg
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The second in an ongoing series, Saltzberg's lighthearted portrayal of the complexities of friendship will strike a familiar chord with readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Saltzberg follows up the success of The Problem with Pumpkins (2001) with this endearing tale of best friends and a birthday. Read full book review >

NICOLO’S UNICORN by Sylvaine Nahas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Buy this one for the art and all of those unicorn fans, and have children come up with an ending on their own. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Otherworldly artwork accompanies Nahas's American debut, the story of a boy who dreams of meeting a unicorn. Read full book review >
THE MARVELOUS MOUSE MAN by Mary Ann Hoberman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A rollicking, readable remake from one of the best versifiers in the business, and a strong debut for the illustrator. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A classic legend gets a more or less good-humored makeover with a happier ending. Read full book review >
MILES AWAY FROM HOME by Joan Cottle
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Comical watercolors follow the story, the best being Miles doing the limbo, arms splayed and head thrown back, at a beach party thrown in his honor after his resurrection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It happens often enough: Your best intentions are misinterpreted, or go awry, and you get nothing but grief for your trouble, nothing but trouble for your acts of kindness. Read full book review >
BEWARE OF THE STORYBOOK WOLVES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Don't miss the Little Wolf in heels, hairy legs, and party dress being dipped by the prince on the dance floor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Child fractures a few fairy tales, and the wolves get it in the chops once again, in this story of a young boy and his bedtime worries. Read full book review >
ALBERT by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This fits nicely with Tohby Riddle's The Singing Hat (p. 187). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young recluse makes an unusual connection to the outside world in Napoli's (Beast, 2000, etc.) first picture book. Read full book review >
BETTY DOLL by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a beautiful, loving treatment of one woman's life, but in the end likely to resonate more with adults than children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A doll becomes the vehicle for Polacco's (The Butterfly, 2000, etc.) deeply felt remembrance of her mother, Mary Ellen. Read full book review >
RIDE by Stephen Gammell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Clearly not. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mr. Gumpy's quarrelsome crew has nothing on this pair of siblings, dragged out by their parents for a pleasant drive. 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 >