THE TURKEY PRINCE by Izzi Tooinsky
adapted by Izzi Tooinsky, illustrated by Edwina White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

In this earnest retelling of a Hasidic tale, a young prince with feelings of inadequacy concludes that he is really a turkey, and so takes up residence under the kitchen table. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Also containing a rather lame flip-o-rama and instructions on how to draw the characters, this book is silly good fun. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It's easy to see how Pilkey's high-action, easy-reading chapter novel with a comic-book feel would appeal to younger readers. Read full book review >

THE HICKORY CHAIR by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fine story with a theme seldom visited. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this loving, warmly sentimental tale an old man fondly remembers his childhood days with his grandmother. Read full book review >
THE CASE OF THE MOSSY LAKE MONSTER by Michele Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In fact, teachers will be among the first fans of this series, as the cases would make great read-alouds in elementary classrooms, with built-in science experiments as follow-up activities. (Fiction. 8-11)"
There's always room for another detective team on the junior fiction shelves, and the dynamic duo of fifth graders, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, have the added appeal of being amateur scientists as well as amateur sleuths. Read full book review >
NO MORE! by Doreen Rappaport
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An excellent account of the many ways in which slaves participated in bringing down the greatest evil in our nation's history. (author's note, chronology of important events, bibliography, recommended reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A poem about the impossibility of enslaving the mind and soul of a person in chains sets the tone for this stunning collection of stories and songs in tribute to slave resistance in America. Read full book review >

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE by Robert J. Favole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, the author's note is ultimately more interesting than this predictable, didactic effort. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A mysterious agency singles out two teens for a dangerous mission to the past. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"They may well have other questions—especially having to do with parents' sexuality—which they don't find answered here, but this is a fine and encouraging place to start. (print and on-line resources) (Non-fiction. 9-13)"
As in their previous collaborations (Colors of Freedom, Voices of Rape, not reviewed), Bode and Mack portray an issue through the voices of children and adults affected by it. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

Armstrong (Spirit of Endurance, 2000, etc.) gives the "Dear Mr. President" series a sturdy kickoff with this fictional correspondence between Teddy Roosevelt and a Polish teenager working in the Pennsylvania coal mines. Read full book review >
MORE SPICE THAN SUGAR by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Morrison closes with notes on the historical figures here, though no information about the poets—still, this makes uplifting reading, meriting a place alongside Ann Whitford Paul's All By Herself (1999) and Isabel Joshlin Glaser's Dreams of Glory: Poems Starring Girls (1995). (Poetry. 8-12)"
" ‘ . . . i'm gonna beat / out my own rhythm,' " proclaims the child in Nikki Giovanni's "The Drum," and Morrison (I Scream You Scream, 1997, etc.) expands on that theme with 44 more forthrightly feminist declarations. Read full book review >
GHOST TOWNS OF THE AMERICAN WEST by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Children seeking a sense of this partly mythic time and place in American history, or just a delicious shiver, will linger over his tribute. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Bial (A Handful of Dirt, p. 299, etc.) conjures up ghostly images of the Wild West with atmospheric photos of weathered clapboard and a tally of evocative names: Tombstone, Deadwood, Goldfield, Progress, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock, the OK Corral. Read full book review >
THE MAN-EATING TIGERS OF SUNDARBANS by Sy Montgomery
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An appealing science adventure. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
The author of The Snake Scientist (not reviewed) takes the reader along on another adventure, this time to the Bay of Bengal, between India and Bangladesh to the Sundarbans Tiger Preserve in search of man-eating tigers. Read full book review >
FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Useful for replacing aging space titles. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In this glossy photo essay, the author briefly recounts the study and exploration of the moon, beginning with Stonehenge and concluding with the 1998-99 unmanned probe, Lunar Prospector. 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 >