GLORY by Jodi Lynn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Glory's story continues in sequels to follow. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In Dogwood, West Virginia, the residents follow their own fire-and-brimstone religion, and most, including 13-year-old Glory Mason, have never even traveled beyond this isolated community set in the Appalachian Mountains. Read full book review >
MURALS by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A unique chronicle of our country's diversity and an engaging look at the connection between the arts and activism: Ancona's latest is first rate. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Photojournalist Ancona (Harvest, not reviewed, etc.) takes his camera to the streets in this exploration of outdoor community murals in cities across the US. Read full book review >

ANIMAL HOUSE & IZ by Betty Hicks
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The Simpsons-looking kids on the cover will attract attention to this upbeat, humorous, and genuine family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Elizabeth, who now prefers to be called Iz, loves the chaotic life of her blended stepfamily: one part perfection—her chic, traveling mom; two parts casual—her laidback dad and stepmom Alice; three parts crazy—her three stepbrothers, Logan and the twins Joey and Jack. Read full book review >
LIZARDS by Margery Facklam
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Don't let this title get away; you'll need more than one. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Which lizard is strong enough to kill a horse? Read full book review >
WHO IS BASEBALL’S GREATEST PITCHER? by Jeff Kisseloff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Play Ball. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
So who is the greatest pitcher in baseball history? Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Cabot's fresh, fast-paced voice catches the new reader up with the important details so that having missed the first three episodes doesn't get in the way of enjoying this one. (Fiction. 11-16)"
The latest in the Princess Diaries (Princess in Love, 2002, etc.) is as hilarious and enjoyable as its predecessors. Read full book review >
THE PUPPETEER’S APPRENTICE by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A must-read in the grand storytelling tradition of Lloyd Alexander and Karen Cushman. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Love (A Year Without Rain, 2000, etc.), as love often does, offers magic, high spirits, and adventure. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"An important addition to library collections and classroom units. (foreword, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Silent stone faces on a tunnel wall in Syracuse. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2003

"An important addition to the huge body of literature about the Revolution and a model of excellent historical writing. (introduction, timeline, maps, index, sources) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With a knack for seeing the story in history, Rappaport (We are the Many, 2002, etc.) and Verniero offer real-life accounts of heroes of the American Revolution. Read full book review >
ON THE WAY TO THE BEACH by Henry Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Perfect for introducing youngsters to the world around them, and especially appropriate for anyone who visits or lives near the seashore. (answer key) (Picture book. 4-12)"
The mid-Atlantic coast with its myriad plants and animals comes to life in this marvelous search-and-find book. Read full book review >
THE KILN by Jennifer Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Suspense and resolution, but not much more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An exciting if thin conclusion to the Fire-us trilogy. Read full book review >
AGNES PARKER...GIRL IN PROGRESS by Kathleen O’Dell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Inspirational and realistic. (Fiction 10-13)"
Eleven-year-old Agnes is on a mission to become the kind of girl who can stick up for herself. 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 >