THE EEYOU by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"Fast Facts''; syllabics chart; glossary; bibliographies; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the author's new ``Global Villages'' series, a look at the indigenous hunters, also known as Cree, who have lived near Canada's Hudson Bay for 6,000 years. Read full book review >
CHEVROLET SATURDAYS by Candy Dawson Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1993

An African-American fifth-grader develops a sturdy sense of responsibility and weathers some personal crises in this value-driven story. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1993

"This debut has some glimmers of promise, but it's an uncomfortable read, despite the happy end. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Alice, 12, has been asked to care for little cousin Amy at Aunt Kate's summer home while her aunt paints. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"Otherwise: fascinating and (especially for budding naturalists) inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sensibly omitting the kind of human drama that encumbered The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo' (1992), a fine author focuses again on the careful observation of nature. Read full book review >
MOONSHINER'S SON by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"Another fine offering from the author of the much- honored Shades of Gray (1989): with strong, memorable characters and a compelling plot, an unusually thoughtful and well-crafted historical novel of these mountain people. (Fiction. 9-14)"
New folks are turning up in the hollow where June Higgins is training his son Tom, 12, as a moonshiner—a demanding craft handed down in their family for generations. Read full book review >

PANTHER GLADE by Helen Cavanagh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"An entertaining novel that develops some worthwhile values in a nicely understated fashion. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Bill isn't exactly happy about spending the summer with great-aunt Cait while his parents go on a business trip abroad; he hasn't seen her since he can remember, has little interest in her work as an archaeologist, and is apprehensive about the wildlife around her home near Florida's Everglades. Read full book review >
THE CRYSTAL DROP by Monica Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"Megan and Ian are strong, believable characters who come through many dangers and reach a haven at the end, but the author's bleak vision of the near future is more vivid than their adventures. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When their mother dies in childbirth, teenaged Megan and her younger brother Ian flee their arid farm—ecological catastrophe has made Canada's Alberta a desert—and, lured by the promise of abundant water, head for the Rockies, braving an array of natural hazards and encountering only a few people (some kind, some not). Read full book review >
WHAT'S FRENCH FOR HELP, GEORGE? by Helen McCann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"Frenetic b&w illustrations punctuate a text that will have many readers demanding their francs back. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Last seen trying to skim the profits from a failed bout of fund-raising (What Do We Do Now, George?, 1991), George is now hacking his way to a free trip to France with his friends (who can afford full price). Read full book review >
MARIA'S ITALIAN SPRING by Gillian Avery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 1993

"Another unusually rich picture of the period—especially for friends of book one and its likable, intelligent heroine. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A reissue of The Italian Spring (NY, 1972), published in Britain in 1964. Read full book review >
THE GREEN BOTTLE AND THE SILVER KITE by Fredericka Berger
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"An unusually perceptive, well-crafted portrait of likable kids who really care about learning to get along with each other. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Phil's dearest wish is a Mylar kite: If he didn't have to share it with persistent sister Maggie (seven) or the boring neighbor kids, it would help his imagination soar. Read full book review >
BACK TO BEFORE by Jan Slepian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1993

"Still, there's entertainment here, plus some thoughtful underpinnings. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The author of The Broccoli Tapes (1989, ALA Notable), plus several other perceptive novels depicting young people coping with various challenges, uses time-travel in a story of two cousins, each mourning the loss of a parent. Read full book review >
AL CAPSELLA TAKES A VACATION by J. Clarke
FICTION
Released: May 21, 1993

"Fans may enjoy this, but it's a weaker effort all around. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In his third appearance, the 16-year-old Australian and his friend Lou hoodwink their parents into letting just the two of them vacation at Scutchthorpe, which a friend has glowingly described as a beach paradise with discos and an abundance of compliant girls. 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 >