HOP! PLOP! by Corey Rosen Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"An accessible, but not overly exciting introduction to the concept of size differences and friendship. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple but pleasing story of two animal friends, Mouse and Elephant, who have trouble playing together at the playground because of their extreme size differences. Read full book review >
BEBÉ GOES SHOPPING by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Salerno's cheerful, energetic swirls of color and line, ample white space and changing perspectives transform an everyday outing into a dramatic adventure that will leave readers smiling along with Mamá and Bebé. (glossary of Spanish words with pronunciation key) (Picture book. 2-6)"
An energetic young mother, black ponytail jauntily flipping, is accompanied by her equally energetic curly-topped bebé on an outing to the supermercado, "a really big store . . . with groceries galore." Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A winning story of love of family and friends. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Delgado's exuberant illustrations perfectly embody the spirit of "lover boy" Johnny/Juanito, an affectionate child who is always ready with a kiss for those he loves—his daddy, his momma, his teacher and especially his grandmother, who receives the full measure of ten. Read full book review >
NELL’S ELF by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Simply whimsical, yet completely plausible for little ones with fanciful thoughts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rainy, dull day for this preschooler inspires imaginative play with her very own elf creation made from paper and crayons, complete with "pointy ears and fluffy hair" / wearing polka dots . . . and stars . . . and a rainbow . . . and curly-toed shoes . . . and a pointy hat with a feather!" Read full book review >
BABY TALK by Judy Hindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"An added bonus: Baby's body language and words are perfectly in sync, so older siblings can practice 'reading' baby's cues. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Baby's busy day is punctuated by a few of the words and phrases he has learned. Read full book review >

TIME TO GET DRESSED! by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A must for any collection catering to toddlers and their harried parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Solomon likes to dress himself." Read full book review >
BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >
CLINK, CLANK, CLUNK! by Miriam Aroner
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2006

"A terrific traveling companion for John Burningham's Mr. Gumpy's Outing (1971). (Picture book. 2-6)"
A catastrophic clunker of a car stars in this jovial, cumulative tale. Read full book review >
BABY DAY by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"These three bears are 'just right' for repeated enjoyment. (Picture book. 1-3)"
O'Keefe offers a genuine book for babies that is not a board book or a gimmicky format. Read full book review >
GOSSIE & FRIENDS by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2006

"A wonderful addition to Gossie collections. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Adorable goslings and numerous flaps will delight the dedicated fans of Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, Peedie and Ollie. Read full book review >
NO BOWS! by Shirley Smith Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Go on and guess. (Picture book. 2-5)"
She's freethinking and opinionated and about five years old. Read full book review >
SHIP SHAPES by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"An addition to the concepts shelf that stands out for its unique artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Blackstone takes a welcome departure from rhyming in her latest, a look at shapes. 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 >