THE LITTLE WATER SPRITE by Otfried Preussler
Released: Feb. 28, 1961

"Endowed with a daring spirit, this lively little sprite ventures into many exciting and amusing episodes, including a trip with a strong current over the mill wheel, a joke played on a naive fisherman which saves Cyprian the Carp, a punishment for contracting dry feet, and a host of additional pranks, games and adventures calculated to delight and entertain. The book received a special award in the German Children's Book Prize of 1957 and has been translated into several languages.</p>"
<p>An enchanting fantasy about the life of a young water sprite growing up in the cool green world of the mill pond. Read full book review >
THE RESCUERS by Margery Sharp
Released: Oct. 29, 1959

"Here, on mouse scale, are all the elements of gang plotting, adroit execution, and hairbreadth escape. Here also is a sly humor which digs sharply into the human scheme. Good entertainment, funny, absurd, and thoroughly beguiling.</p>"
<p>An ingenious fantasy, an almost credible satire, this story—a departure from the author's usual material—deals with a trio of mice and their rescue of an imprisoned Norwegian poet. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 22, 1958

<p>Into the closet and over the bridge to a lilliputian land of elegant nobility go the perfectly normal Mason family. Read full book review >
ROLAND by Nelly Stéphane
Released: June 15, 1958

"Little Roland has an extraordinary gift with the crayon. In fact, whatever he draws comes to life. A delightful knock, but at times it gets complicated, for outside of his ability to draw poor little children the gifts they could normally not afford, he also threatens his mother with turning her tidy home into a menagerie of animated creatures. Roland compromises in the end, but not until he and his renders have enjoyed an afternoon of most lively Gallic whimsy.</p>"
<p>There is no doubt about it. Read full book review >
A DOLL FOR MARIE by Louise Fatio
Released: Oct. 1, 1957

<p>Marie, a poor Parisian child, acquired an antique doll through the fortuitous quarrel of a dachshund and a fox terrier. Read full book review >

CALICO THE WONDER HORSE by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: June 15, 1950

"Sophisticated black and white pictures tell the spoofing story of the capture of bad man Stewy Stinker and his gang by Hank and Calico. Too ''silly'' for those who like their cowboys straight — but the satire may tickle others not so solemnly indoctrinated.</p>"
<p>Due undoubtedly to the reputation of this author acquired in the interim, the publishers are re-issuing this early book of 1941. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE ISLAND by Golden MacDonald
Released: June 15, 1946

"Gift merchandise for the carriage trade."
Companion volume to Little Last Lamb in this story of a little island in the ocean, and the changes that come to it during the four seasons, of the lobsters and gulls and spiders and seals who visit it and of a special visitor who came and learned that he and the island were attached to the rest of the world. Read full book review >
POCAHONTAS by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Released: June 15, 1946

"But the d'Aulaires have a market, so don't overlook the book."
Whenever the d'Aulaires choose an American subject, I feel a distinct sense of disappointment. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1943

"The Robert Lawson pictures—simple line drawings—are just right for the text."
We loved this one, and prophesy that the youngsters will too. Read full book review >
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS by Richard Atwater
Released: Sept. 26, 1938

"It is all given reality when he receives a present of a penguin, which makes its nest in the refrigerator on cubes of ice, mates with a lonely penguin from the zoo, and produces a family of penguins which help set the Poppers on their feet."
This is rather a silly story, and I don't believe children will think it particularly funny. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1937

"Has a certain sort of comic strip humor in it, which has a market, but it's not an important book from any angle. Illustrated by Minnie H. Rousseff. Bertram goes in for fire breathing dragons to take the place of stoking the furnace, etc. this time.</p>"
<p>Nonsense book, sequel to Bertrand and His Funny Animals. Read full book review >
NOW OPEN THE BOX by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 20, 1934

"But it is fun—and it has amusing pictures—and everyone will adore the little bitty dog."
A follow-up on Junket is Nice has a difficult standard to achieve, and one must confess that Now Open the Box doesn't quite make the grade. 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 >