BLUE SKYE by Lael Littke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Thoughtful and solidly entertaining. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Still another book that hinges on a child's abandonment by a flighty mother. Read full book review >
TIME WINDOWS by Kathryn Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Well wrought and entertaining. (Fiction. 10- 14)"
When Miranda, 13, and her parents come to live in Massachusetts, Miranda finds an old dollhouse, a replica of their new home, in the attic. Read full book review >

TILL'S CHRISTMAS by Nola Thacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Most disconcerting, the setting is Alabama, but there is no mention of mixed colors in school or community—even though cultural conflict is a theme here.(Fiction. 8-12)"
Till, 11, is horrified when her mother invites an old school chum and her daughter Deirdre, who is Till's age, for Christmas. Read full book review >
ELSEWHERE by Will Shetterly
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, the ideas fascinate, Ron's fate matters, and this in an unusual view of the streets. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An intriguing hybrid fantasy that mixes life on the street with magic and glimpses of unworldly beauty. Read full book review >
COLT by Nancy Springer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Sweet but not saccharine: a satisfying horse story with fine extra dimensions. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Colt, who has spina bifida, is introduced to riding in a special program for handicapped children. Read full book review >

THE TOBY MAN by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary of 18th-century terms (a toby man is 'a robber who holds up travelers on the road'). (Fiction. 7-12)"
Like Lindgren's Ronia, the Robber's Daughter (1983), young Tod Golightly comes "from a long line of robbers." Read full book review >
SOCCER SHOCK by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Brainy Adam wants desperately to make the fifth-grade soccer team but doesn't have much chance until star player Grayson offers lessons in exchange for math tutoring—and, more importantly, Adam discovers that a lightning bolt's near miss has left him with the ability to hear the freckles on his knees talking, so that he has an efficient early-warning system on the playing field. Read full book review >
LOVE ME, LOVE MY WEREWOLF by Stephen Roos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"No surprises here: formulaic but readable and wholesome. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this first in a new series, the third graders of the Pet Lovers' Club organize a Halloween party to benefit a local animal shelter; unfortunately, class bully Dirty Donald promises to come. Read full book review >
TAKING SIDES by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Nonetheless, a fine, useful contribution. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lincoln Mendoza, 12, has felt in limbo ever since moving from San Francisco's Mission District barrio to neat, tree-lined Sycamore—a feeling exacerbated by a game his basketball team is going to play against his former team. Read full book review >
A PLAGUE OF SORCERERS by Mary Frances Zambreno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"This well-wrought fantasy features several engaging characters (especially Delia); logically developed, clearly described rules of both light and dark magic; and a plot that hangs together, twisting cleverly at the climax. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The weather's gone oddly awry; Aunt Merovice has been cursed in a sorcerous duel; an oily foreign visitor is slipping around offering bribes to all and sundry; and now a mysterious plague is felling the city's magic workers—what's a poor apprentice magician to do? Read full book review >
WAR IN THE PERSIAN GULF by Fred Bratman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Beautifully produced and illustrated, one variant of the US Department of State's view of the recent American war. Read full book review >
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE by Robyn Montana Turner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Biography. 8-12)"
First in the new ``Portraits of Women Artists for Children'' series, a brief survey of O'Keeffe's life and work. 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 >