IN MY WORLD by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Despite the design problem, and a superfluous text, this gifted graphic artist is in top form here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
"The world is made of things I like," Ehlert (Waiting For Wings, 2001, etc.) begins, then proceeds to elaborate: "creeping bugs, wiggling worms," frogs and fruit, flowers and rain, sun and moon. Read full book review >
A NEW BARKER IN THE HOUSE by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Focusing more on the challenges of meeting someone who speaks a different language than on adjusting to a new sibling, this latest episode in the Barkers' adventures is a welcome, timely addition to the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Barker family (Meet the Barkers: Morgan and Moffat Go to School, 2001) is back, and they're adopting a child. Read full book review >

LOON LAKE by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Rain Bird, Rain Goose, Call-up-a-Storm. These are names native people of the North give to the loon. Read full book review >
BILL GROGAN’S GOAT by Mary Ann Hoberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Keeping the rhythm and rhyme of the familiar song, Hoberman (The Looking Book, below, etc.) updates and extends its ending. Read full book review >
A FAMILY LIKE YOURS by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great start to some comparisons of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Don't be fooled by the title—this delightful offering is a welcome departure from stories about family groupings. Read full book review >

UGH! A BUG by Mary Bono
by Mary Bono, illustrated by Mary Bono
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"All in all, a delightfully fun look at the creatures of the outdoors from the perspectives of small children. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her debut, Bono scores a hit as she presents readers with the down-and-outs of sharing the world with insects; after all, "There will always be some bugs wherever you go." Read full book review >
ATLANTIC by G. Brian Karas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A lovely departure for the artist whose work usually makes readers laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Descriptions of the water and overviews of natural processes combine to make this a unique presentation of the story of the Atlantic Ocean. Read full book review >
RIVERS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An adequate introduction to the water cycle for early childhood. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Where do rivers come from? Read full book review >
ARE TREES ALIVE by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A feel-good story from the tree-hugging illustration on the front cover to the cozy family picnic at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Responding to her daughter's question about how trees breathe without noses, the author celebrates the common features of trees and humans in this multicultural picture book more successful for its art than its science. Read full book review >
HARLEY by Star Livingstone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An interesting story that will appeal to kids who like uncommon animals and to any family who owns llamas. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An unusually long easy-reader format—but then llamas are unusual animals, and a guard llama that watches over a flock of sheep is even more extraordinary. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Cool. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
In this terrific picture-book biography, Scat Cat Monroe, a slick, fast-talking cat tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Scat. Read full book review >
DINNERTIME! by Sue Williams
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"However, while younger readers may be slightly alarmed, older preschoolers will enjoy the gasps and starts of this rousing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A passel of roly-poly bunnies eludes the ravenous clutches of a sly fox. 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 >