RAINY DAY! by Patricia Lakin
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"The format's bold minimalism is attractive; Nash's simple crisp illustrations, in black Prismacolor pencil and Photoshop, combine with easy rhymes and large simple type to invite early readers, who should be able to tackle the text themselves. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Four rhyme-happy crocodiles find fun during a long steady storm. Read full book review >
SPRING THINGS by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The minimum of words should make this more inviting to its very young target audience, while the pictures might stimulate creative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Winter's thaw brings numerous activities, in pictures and verse. Read full book review >

A GOOD DAY by Kevin Henkes
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A glorious celebration of the simple joys of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What makes a good day good? Read full book review >
ONE NAKED BABY by Maggie Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"A great addition to any collection. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A day's activities negate the result of a toddler's morning bath in this delightful counting adventure. Read full book review >
WHOSE CHICK ARE YOU? by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An interactive winner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In a companion of sorts to her Caldecott honoree, Have You Seen My Duckling? (1984), Tafuri demonstrates why she continues to set the standard in books for the very young. Read full book review >

FIX IT, SAM by Lori Ries
by Lori Ries, illustrated by Sue Ramá
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A loving tribute to brothers everywhere; may Sam's stories continue. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Toddler Petey's hero is his brother Sam, who can fix anything, as he proves again and again in the brothers' latest outing. Read full book review >
LOOK AT YOU! by Kathy Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Just right for sharing with a little one on a lap (or for those whose laps are disappearing), this is a must for any library catering to young families. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Henderson's latest is a celebration of babyhood and all the wonderful daily activities and developmental milestones that a child will experience. Read full book review >
THIS WAY, RUBY! by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Harry's palette of lavender, blue, green and fuzzy, yummy yellow is perfect for her charmingly bedraggled little duckies and their friendly lakeside surroundings, and Emmett's musical, alliterative language (occasionally typeset to reflect the text) is gentle and engaging. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Darling duckling Ruby, from Ruby in Her Own Time (2004), is still the littlest of the clutch, content to take things in her own time. Read full book review >
TRACTOR DAY by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering—and perhaps fading—from our landscape. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm. Read full book review >
NIBBLE NIBBLE by Margaret Wise Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Minor's furry, natural-looking animals and flowery meadows have an almost tactile reality, and his illustrations add movement, drama and context to the poems, making this book a treasure for a new generation. (Picture book/poetry. 2-6)"
Five poems, originally published in 1959, are newly illustrated with lovely, detailed illustrations of bunnies, mice and other animals in natural surroundings. Read full book review >
SHOUT! by Brod Bagert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"School-age children might not be engaged, but their younger siblings will want to repeat their favorites over and over. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bagert offers recitation poetry for the very young. Read full book review >
PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. 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 >