COUNT ON US by Amy Nathan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Alert readers will also see clearly how far women have yet to go to achieve equality in and out of the service. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Women have served in every war this country has fought. Read full book review >
I KNOW WHO LIKES YOU by Doug Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Climaxed by a dazzlingly ingenious costume party and played out by a cast of teasing, but never mean-spirited preteens, plus a few grownups who actually have a clue, this mild but relentless farce will keep young readers solidly entertained from first page to last. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this amiable, and considerably superior, sequel to The Beloved Dearly (2002), friends fall apart, then draw back together in school, on the baseball field—and in charm school. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Dinosaurs tend to get all the press; young readers who wonder where they came from will find some answers here, memorably delivered. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A breezy look at the flora and fauna of 250-320 million years ago. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

This vivid appreciation combines big, dramatic color photos taken in several countries over a nearly 40-year span with a lively, opinionated history that will clue readers in to both the development (and jargon) of steam railroading, and its enduring fascination. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Like Eloise Greenfield's similarly themed In the Land of Words (2003), this will draw plenty of readers and listeners with its bright colors, and bright words. (Poetry. 7-12)"
Fifteen poets, from Emily Dickinson to Karla Kuskin, celebrate the pleasures of communicating, while Barbour underscores those pleasures with dazzling, sometimes kaleidoscopic scenes of open books and stylized, often unusually colored human or animal figures. Read full book review >

THE GOLDEN HOUR by Maiya Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"A heady, if familiar, mix of history, adventure, fantasy, and character growth. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Williams constructs this page-turner debut out of tried-and-true elements, from time travel and ghostly visions in a derelict old resort, to eccentric great-aunts and children hurting from their mother's sudden death. Read full book review >
MUTINY’S DAUGHTER by Ann Rinaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Young readers might prefer a novel of the mutiny itself, but will appreciate Mary's plight as an outsider trying to find her place in the world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mary is the daughter of a Tahitian woman and the famous Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny against Captain Bligh on the Bounty in 1789. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"An interesting ploy, and if the inner workings are a bit too obvious, still a good read. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1901, Mable, 14, and her older sister, Viola, board with a dairy-farm family in Ontario. Read full book review >
BOSTON JANE by Jennifer L. Holm
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"While this is not as compelling as the previous two titles, Jane's fans will delight in the turn of events and celebrate with her. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the third installment of her trilogy about Boston Jane, Holm continues the drama of white settlers in the Washington Territory, some of whom embrace the Chinook way of life and many of whom disdain their so-called "savage" ways. Read full book review >
AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Fascinating setting as a metaphor for Moose's own imprisonment and enabling some hysterically funny scenes, but a great read no matter where it takes place. (lengthy author's note with footnotes to sources) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Moose's world is turned upside down when his family moves to Alcatraz Island where his Dad has taken a job as a prison guard. Read full book review >
IN DARKNESS, DEATH by Dorothy Hoobler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Well-plotted and fast-paced—a great read. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Adventure (and honor) in the land of ancient Japan—in the world of ninjas and the Shogun—will intrigue young readers who will find themselves fascinated with the details. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, the unusual theme of this collection, and its historical links to the still-mysterious Minoans, will draw students of these ancient stories. (glossary of names) (Folktales. 8-12)"
Weaving across the boundaries between myth and history, Oberman connects 13 Crete-centered tales from unspecified sources into a series of related episodes. 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 >