MAISY’S NATURE WALK by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

Maisy greets the arrival of spring with a jaunt through the countryside. Read full book review >
UNCLE BOBBY’S WEDDING by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"At the festive wedding, Chloe declares, 'I planned it all from the beginning,' as she realizes that she isn't losing an uncle, she's gaining one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A modest, affable look at jealousy and reassurance. Read full book review >

THE DUCK WHO PLAYED THE KAZOO by Amy E. Sklansky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"This underwhelming rhyme would have been better suited to one in a collection of children's poetry, but there could be some satisfaction in its reassuring message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A white duck, pictured alone on a wilderness lake, loves to play his kazoo. Read full book review >
DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >
OLD MACDONALD HAD AN ARK by Sally Lloyd-Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Sharp-eyed children will notice the absence of Mrs. MacNoah and the female counterpart for MacNoah's canine companion. (Nonfiction/picture book. 2-6)"
The traditional song is combined with the familiar biblical tale to create a sing-along story that will have the Sunday school kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Specific enough to hold interest, yet universal enough to appeal to those from almost all walks of life, this is the perfect springboard for family reminiscences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Told in an irrepressible toddler's voice, this is stream of consciousness at its best. Read full book review >
JAZZMATAZZ! by Stephanie Calmenson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Calmenson and Degen have created a bright, syncopated jam session sure to please storytime audiences—but not recommended for bedtime reading. (author/illustrator note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
"When the weather gets cold / And a mouse slips in, / A jazzmatazz story / Is sure to begin." Read full book review >
TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >
WHERE’S MY HUG? by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pair this with Else Holmelund Minarik's A Kiss for Little Bear for a hugs-and-kisses storytime. (Picture book. 2-7)"
When mom wants a hug from her primary-schooler son, Jake, he rolls his eyes. Read full book review >
THE POTTY TRAIN by David Hochman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Nonetheless, train enthusiasts will toot 'Chugga chugga poo-poo.' (Picture book. 2-4)"
The latest addition to toilet-training literature takes the train analogy and rides the rails to success . . . one hopes. Read full book review >
PRINCESS BABY by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"This sparkly, lighthearted tale is bound to enchant hopeful young ladies-in-waiting. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Katz's latest work is ideal for the early-preschool and toddler set. Read full book review >
BLUE GOOSE by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A nice enough title to guide young children's understanding of color blending, but not a standout. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Leave it to a gaggle of brightly hued barnyard fowl—including, in addition to the eponymous goose, Yellow Chick, Red Hen and White Duck—to paint their drab environment while the farmer (named Gray, of course) is away. 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 >