MAKING UP MEGABOY by Virginia Walter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"An eerie, disturbing puzzle that leaves readers to identify and assemble the pieces themselves, with results that may not be satisfying. (Fiction. 11-13)"
With a series of shocked responses to an apparently random murder, Walter (Hi, Pizza Man, 1995) challenges readers to make sense of a senseless act. Read full book review >
RABBIT AND THE MOON by Douglas Wood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Baker's watercolors are another disappointment; Rabbit's limbs change length and proportions unpredictably, so that sometimes his shape is that of a natural-looking rabbit, and other times that of a human child in a fur suit. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
Wood (The Windigo's Return, 1996) retells a Cree legend that explains not only why there's a rabbit in the moon, but how the whooping crane came to have long legs and a red blaze on his head. Read full book review >

PEGASUS by Marianna Mayer
adapted by Marianna Mayer, illustrated by K.Y. Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Children hungry for heroes will find this robust fare for their imaginations. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
PLB 0-688-13383-5 In the heightened language and measured cadence of a classic hero's tale, Mayer (Turandot, 1995, etc.) relates the story of the winged horse Pegasus and the brave Bellerophon. Read full book review >
PETER AND THE WOLF by Miguelanxo Prado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"This book is a winner: dramatic, transporting, and attuned to the value of wildness in nature and how it touches lives irreplaceably. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Prado's interpretation of Sergei Prokofiev's tale is a fine combination of raw power and arch simplicity. Read full book review >
MAX THE MIGHTY by Rodman Philbrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Despite Max's certainty that happy endings don't happen, everything is tied up satisfyingly at the end. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Freak the Mighty (1993), Max, the freakishly gigantic child, comes to the rescue of Rachel, called Worm because of her devotion to books. Read full book review >

POPCORN by James Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Backyards tell stories'), and more with familiar and elegant candor. (Poetry. 8-10)"
"The dredge dredges sludge:/Sludge like fudge,/sludge that won't budge,/Sludge you wouldn't care to tudge." Read full book review >
THE UN-WEDDING by Babette Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Loosely drawn line-and-watercolor illustrations portray the bickering couple in hilarious detail, made all the funnier by the posh British backdrop that is their battleground. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Demetrius and Paula Ogglebutt have a problem—their parents. Read full book review >
GOOD-BYE, CHARLES LINDBERGH by Louise Borden
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"The lyric style and muted pastel drawings heighten the book's nostalgic mood, for it is far more atmosphere than story; as in the tales that grandparents pass on to their loved ones, this one has the tenor of a personal remembrance that also brings history to life. (Picture book. 5-9)"
If little stories combine to make up history, then this small tale contributes to the legacy of Charles Lindbergh. Read full book review >
GUESS WHO'S COMING, JESSE BEAR by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Although this book is not as edgy and gleeful as Kevin Henkes's A Weekend with Wendell (1986), Carlstrom has developed a winning formula for painlessly introducing young preschoolers to basic skills and information. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Writing in simple, almost conversational verse and varying the meter to avoid singsong, Carlstrom brings her irrepressible young bear back for a seventh appearance, this one built around the days of the week. Read full book review >
THE EXILES IN LOVE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"His invasion of the Conroy home will be as memorable for readers as it is for the sisters, and in the second half, when he is kept mostly offstage, no one will lack compassion for poor Rachel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This third book about the irrepressible Conroy sisters (The Exiles at Home, 1994, etc.) takes them on a vacation to France with Big Grandma, who renews her acquaintance with a married male friend. Read full book review >
MAKE THINGS FLY by Dorothy M. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Although so many of the pieces are available in other volumes, the wind's ways form a benevolent umbrella under which to collect them anew. (indexes) (Poetry. 7-11)"
``I wonder if a little breeze,/too small to play upon the trees,/can play on spider webs?'' asks Aileen Fisher, in a typically short poem in this collection on the subject of the wind. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"All in all, Lindsay has crafted a fun-filled trip full of the unexpected, the slightly unnerving, and joy abounding. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The quiet and offbeat life of teenaged Millicent Moore is the background for some heartwarming, humorous adventures in this debut novel. 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 >