MUNG-MUNG by Linda Sue Park
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"And it'll have them nuff-nuffing all the way home. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"What kind of animal says "Mung-Mung, BoBo, Gav-Gav, Wow-Wow," or "Woof-Woof?" Read full book review >
IT’S TOO SOON! by Nigel McMullen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A snuggly last-book-of-the-night read that both adults and children will appreciate. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As any caretaker knows, toddlers hang onto their day with a sticky-fingered grip, and for Anna, who is being looked after by her Gramps, the skill at delaying bedtime is finely honed. Read full book review >

SPARKY by Flora McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The volume's well-designed cover seems promising, with a smiling Sparky showing off his puppy-dog charms against a bright orange background, but the story itself lacks sparkle. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Sparky is an engaging, brown-and-black puppy experiencing his first day in his new home with a little girl named Mary. Read full book review >
LITTLE QUACK’S HIDE AND SEEK by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Cuddlesome ducklings add instant eye-appeal while the predictable rhythms of the tale are satisfying for small fry. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother duck and her quintet of ducklings play a rousing game of hide-and-seek in this playful counting tale. Read full book review >
WAKE UP, IT’S SPRING! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"With just enough detail to define the scene, but not enough to overwhelm, they highlight the animals and objects that are familiar to children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Nature plays the childhood game of telephone in this tale of spring's arrival. Read full book review >

GOOD NIGHT, HARRY by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The velvety artwork has a dreamy quality, combined with familiar details that will hasten and cushion the fall into sleep. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Lewis delivers a sweet, slightly melancholy tale of Harry the stuffed elephant, first introduced in My Friend Harry (1995). Read full book review >
LITTLE BUNNY FOO FOO by Paul Brett Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Storytimers will be singing along from page one. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The Good Fairy doesn't like tomfoolery. Read full book review >
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT A BIG TURNIP by Tatiana Zunshine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This classic is deserving of a more energetic retelling and those abound. (Picture book/folktale. 2-6)"
A pedestrian narrative dominates this retelling of a traditional Russian tale of a turnip that grows so large that it can't be pulled out of the ground until various members of the family—Grandie, Grannie, and Annie (and their pets)—pull and pull and pull. Read full book review >
LET’S COUNT THE PUPPIES by Katharine Kunhardt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The crowded counting arena offers more successful choices from a pedagogical standpoint, but lab lovers may consider this a sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Plump Labrador retriever puppies are the starring characters in this counting book with a determinedly cheery text and photographs of the appealing dogs from a single puppy waving a paw up to 12 pups posed on a bench. Read full book review >
LITTLE DUCK LOST by Erica Briers
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This classic quest story, embellished with touches of whimsy, is bound to become a beloved favorite of little ones. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A mislaid duckling struggles to find his way home in this warm debut for the author. Read full book review >
ANNA’S BOOK by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perfect for preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Introducing Anna, eager, curious, playful, demanding, self-centered, but as sweet and lovable as any toddler can be. Read full book review >
THE BABY’S BOOK OF BABY ANIMALS by Kay Chorao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A winsome assortment of cuddlesome creatures adds to the overall appeal. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Chorao provides readers with a compelling mixture of old and new poems, songs, and rhymes in a treasury of verse that can be read for years to come. 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 >