CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"The strength of the main narrative, and a design that includes archival material, modern photographs, and a splendid chart of the invasion, makes this offering a good addition to WWII collections. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A weak beginning and questionable ending flank a riveting account of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, 60 years ago. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Back matter includes tips on becoming an archaeologist, a timeline, how a mummy was made, a primer on the Egyptian pantheon, a glossary, bibliography, and an index. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
A chatty tour through archaeological Egypt seeks to debunk legends of curses and refocus attention onto the culture and artifacts themselves. Read full book review >

CHIEF SUNRISE, JOHN MCGRAW, AND ME by Timothy Tocher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Engaging and engrossing. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Hank Cobb runs away from an abusive, dangerous father. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER by Sarah Dessen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"The plot is too conventional, some secondary characters are stock, the storm that brings everyone together at the end is too handy, but the Wish team is lovable, the romance clicks, and readers will be entertained. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Macy declined Dad's early-morning invitation to jog, changed her mind, and ran out to catch him, only to see him die of a heart attack before her eyes. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Lovers of the Redwall and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series will want to read these stories, which will appeal most strongly to Jacques's fans. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Jacques turns his storytelling talents from the world of animal fantasy to the sphere of human and animal monsters in this collection of six weird tales. Read full book review >

THE FISH IN ROOM 11 by Heather Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Readers will enjoy meeting these clear-cut characters, all of whom get just what they deserve—or better. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Dyer debuts with an amiable rags-to-riches tale featuring a foundling lad who makes unusual friends on the way to winkling out his past. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Dahl and Snicket fans will find themselves on familiar ground. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The famously large and hairy author of the "Eddie Dickens" trilogy opens a new trio of Unfortunate Events—er, "Unlikely Exploits," with the fatal plummet of young Fergal McNally from a 14th-floor window. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp2002, is better suited to motivational reading than educational inquiry. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
In this relentlessly enthusiastic esteem-builder, Swanson argues that everyone gets a "cool kit of science skills," useful in any walk of life. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"It's a competent rendition of a time-tested story, but contains little that's fresh or new. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eddie (Evangeline Dawn), a tough but sensitive girl, lives with her widowed, alcoholic father at the Cadillac Motel in Paradise, Florida. Read full book review >
TOAD RAGE by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 27, 2004

"Worth a squiz. (Aussie glossary) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ugliness may be only skin deep, but that turns out to be deep enough in this droll odyssey from Down Under. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR SEABIRDS by Sophie Webb
ANIMALS
Released: April 22, 2004

Readers take an Alaskan cruise in this follow-up to Sibert Honor winner My Season with Penguins (2000). Read full book review >
THE GIFT MOVES by Steve Lyon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 22, 2004

"Poetic language, a finely drawn plot, and engaging characters will surely make this a favorite of SF and fantasy fans as well as anyone who loves good storytelling. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In his debut, Lyon creates a futuristic world where wealth and material things are not measures of success or happiness. 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 >