TWELVE WAYS TO GET TO ELEVEN by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 1993

"An attractive book that invites the logical investigation of more concepts than most counting books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the late poet, a whimsical exploration of enumeration. Read full book review >
SHY VI by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 1993

"A good additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Violet, a quiet mouse among eight lively sibs, is too shy to raise her voice or to complain when her brother stands on her tail or her sister snores in her ear. Read full book review >

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEACOCKS by Linda Merrill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1993

"Still, a remarkable true story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When James McNeill Whistler finds his portrait of a princess in ``dismal surroundings'' in Frederick Leyland's dining room, Leyland agrees to let him redecorate—if he doesn't touch the costly leather wall covering. Read full book review >
DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE by D.V. Kelleher
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning readaloud. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A fast-paced, well-written adventure featuring a secret club of six schoolchildren who model themselves on TV and comic-book superheroes sworn to ``fight evil wherever it is and help those in trouble.'' Newcomer Rachel, eager to be valued for her special ``power'' (her artistic ability, which earns her the secret identity of ``The Sketcher''), chafes under the heavy-handed leadership of Chris, the group's captain. Read full book review >
ISABELLA'S BED by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

When they visit Grandmother, the children sleep in ``Isabella's'' handsome bed and explore the trunk of South American treasures at its foot. Read full book review >

J.B.'S HARMONICA by John Sebastian
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Perhaps best for readers not quite ready for chapter books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
James Bear has always wanted a harmonica, but when he gets one, and practice yields results, people compliment him with comparisons to Dad—an accomplished concert player. Read full book review >
MAYBE YES, MAYBE NO, MAYBE MAYBE by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Pleasantly understated b&w art. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of two delightful picture books brings her witty, believable dialogue and awareness of children's preoccupations to a chapter book. Read full book review >
YO, HUNGRY WOLF! by David Vozar
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Irresistible for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Three well-known tales featuring the big bad wolf, retold in witty, rhythmic rap and cleverly linked. ``He blows at his foes till his lungs feel all tattered./The pigs feel exposed `cause their house has been scattered''—but though the wolf's ``got a plan/For house infiltratin','' he's a natty dresser who boggles at the soot in the chimney and sets out for ``Little Red's'' Grandma's in hopes of an easier meal. Read full book review >
KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Read full book review >
ANNA IS STILL HERE by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, a compelling book, even stronger than its fine predecessor. (Fiction. 8-14)"
The author of the autobiographical novel Hide and Seek (1991), based on her own WW II experiences, again uses linked vignettes to evoke the painful difficulties, after the war, of resuming a normal life. Read full book review >
JACK CREEK COWBOY by Neil Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive, realistic portrayal of present practice in an occupation where, in the popular mind, the myths are still strong. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The author of several photo documentaries (All in a Day's Work, 1989) depicts two boys helping their ranch-hand dad herd cattle. Read full book review >
STELLALUNA by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Delightful and informative but never didactic: a splendid debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Attacked by an owl, Stellaluna (a fruit bat) is separated from her mother and taken in by a bird and her nestlings. 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 >