LITTLE GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"This simple, satisfying story will work well with two- and three-year-olds right up to first-graders, and the large full-page and full-spread illustrations and lively text make this a fine choice for story hours with bird or artist themes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A young artist observes a hummingbird named Little Green that flits from flower to flower outside the boy's window. Read full book review >
LOOSE TOOTH by Anastasia Suen
adapted by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Allan Eitzen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

The questionable co-optation of cherished characters from classic children's literature continues, exemplified by this third entry by Suen and Eitzen in the Peter's Neighborhood series (Willie's Birthday, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

TESSA’S TIP-TAPPING TOES by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although the storyline isn't exceptional, this will fit well into lots of thematic story hours (mice, cats, dancing, singing, or follow-your-heart). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Crimi (Don't Need Friends, not reviewed, etc.) and Carrington (Sometimes I Feel Like a Stormcloud, not reviewed, etc.) team up for a humorous tale of a tap-dancing mouse and a singing cat who are more interested in their particular talents than in the traditional game of cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Proimos's (The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton, not reviewed, etc.) poetry packs a wacky punch. Read full book review >
HUNTING THE DADDYOSAURUS by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"C'mon, find him already, your yodeling charges may demand, even while they merrily hoot the refrains. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This rhyme-along item features two young, roly-poly, soft-toned dinosaurs stalking their father as he leaves a trail of clothes, crumbs, and other detritus after returning home from work. Read full book review >

ONCE UPON A FARM by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Rendered in the browns, blues, and greens of rural America, Rand's expressive illustrations provide perfect accompaniment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An African-American boy remembers the life and death of the family farm in Bradby's (Momma, Where Are You From, 2000, etc.) latest poetic offering. Read full book review >
LITTLE RAT SETS SAIL by Monica Bang-Campbell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Let's hope Little Rat learns to swim in the next offering, as those who go down to the sea to sail should really learn to swim first. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Little Rat's parents have signed her up for sailing lessons, but she doesn't want to learn to sail; in fact, she doesn't even want to get wet. Read full book review >
JACK AND RICK by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who are just learning to sound out basic vocabulary will enjoy this amusing tale, one of several that McPhail has created for the Green Light easy reader series. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
No one can beat McPhail (I Love You Because You're You, 2001, etc.) at illustrations of bears, and Rick the bear joins a long list of the artist's ursine charmers who can't fail to win over young readers. Read full book review >
LOW SONG by Eve Merriam
by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Pam Paparone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The rich language, rhyme, and rhythm of the text make this an engaging story for preschoolers and a logical choice for new readers too, who might try writing their own 'High Song' sequels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Merriam (Where's That Cat, 2000, etc.) has a poet's gift for the sort of lively language play that delights young children with just a few well-chosen words, such as "Heels / Wheels / Flippery seals and slippery eels." Read full book review >
STORM IS COMING! by Heather Tekavec
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

A clever suspense story for very young children also gently shows them the face(s) of silly fears. Read full book review >
DOG EARED by Amanda Harvey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Terrific—a dazzling combination of humorous, liquid writing and old-fashioned, tinted line drawings, certain to find a home with anyone who needs a shot of confidence-building. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Otis is a dog, but that doesn't mean he's immune to an insult hurled his way by a passing bully, a spike-collared boxer with a sneer on his mug. Read full book review >
THE VERY BUSY DAY by Diana Hendry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Leo Lionni said it first and better in Frederick. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big Mouse out-drones the Little Red Hen in this clash of wills that's a companion volume to Hendry's The Very Noisy Night (1999). 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 >