MY POP POP AND ME by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A slight but delectable bit of whimsy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baking project turns into an afternoon of adventure and fun for a little boy and his grandfather. Read full book review >
ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Music and recipes are included for those who want the full experience. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Yodeler Jones's Spaghetti Emporium & Musicale is in trouble when the Fried Fritter Fricassee opens next door. Read full book review >

HUSH LITTLE DIGGER by Ellen Olson-Brown
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not as cleverly crafted as Daniel Kirk's Hush Little Alien (1999), but for those children with a vehicle mania, this illustrated lullaby will drive away the blues. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Olson-Brown borrows the tune of "Hush Little Baby" and adapts it for the benefit of the automotive-obsessed youngster. Read full book review >
EMILY’S BALLOON by Komako Sakai
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The brevity of text combined with relatively simple illustrations make this tale perfectly suited to a toddler's interest, working well for either cozy shared storytime or for larger groups during read-aloud sessions. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Author and illustrator Sakai's gracefully executed tale illuminates the pure joy with which toddlers embrace even the most ordinary occurrences. Read full book review >
BABY SHOES by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Fast-moving rhyme and playful illustrations invite kids on the go to scuff, scrape and have a blast breaking them in. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens when an active toddler gets a pair of brand-new shows? Read full book review >

THE NIGHT IS SINGING by Jacqueline Davies
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Gratifying and readable night after night. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ready for bed with her favorite bunny tucked under her arm, a little girl climbs the stairs to her room while the sounds of the night begin to sing their lullabies. Read full book review >
TWO IS FOR TWINS by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Each illustration sports a plethora of pairs (snails, swings, braids, etc.) to discover and to help master the number two. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Twins are two-er than anyone." Read full book review >
MAX’S ABC by Rosemary Wells
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Some of the text is a bit strained to fit the alphabet concept, but it's overshadowed by Max and Ruby's antics and Wells's expressive illustrations that perfectly capture their realistic sibling relationship. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In a lighthearted romp through the alphabet, Wells's endearing rabbit siblings Max and Ruby are back. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE NIGHT VISITORS by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2006

"With the nostalgic pastel-and-watercolor illustrations, this is a kid-perfect vehicle for encouraging children's minds to take off. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Jack, the scruffy but adorable little terrier, has a boy. Read full book review >
MOVE! by Steve Jenkins
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 2006

"These flaws notwithstanding, there's no denying that this is an extraordinarily pretty and child-friendly package. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
Textured collages array themselves across gracious expanses of white space in Jenkins's trademark clean design. Read full book review >
TIME TO GET UP, TIME TO GO by David Milgrim
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2006

"A must-have for every parent of a toddler boy, but will be enjoyed by little girls, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Parents of young sons will especially appreciate this simple example of a boy as caretaker, whose joy in showing his "baby" the wonders of the world is evident. Read full book review >
THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. 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 >