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 >
A CHILD’S BOOK OF PRAYERS by Juli Kangas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A fine choice for a baby gift or as a child's first book of prayers for a home library. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
This sweet and traditional collection includes 25 children's prayers and poems with a Christian theme. Read full book review >
BUNNY FUN by Sarah Weeks
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Williams's figures are oversized, emphasizing the boldness of their romp, and the inviting design should attract the very young, but will parents want to encourage such (mis)behavior? (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rainy day triggers indoor mischief. Read full book review >
NOBUNNY’S PERFECT by Anna Dewdney
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"That humor helps to sweeten the message. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dewdney's whimsical primer of good manners for little ones is bound to elicit giggles. Read full book review >
YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >
WE BELONG TOGETHER by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There is no back story here, no explanation of why children might be available for adoption, only the joyful welcome arms of diverse people who have something to offer the child who needs a home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Parr, the Dr. Feelgood of children's books and television, brings his optimistic, sunny attitude to this latest offering. 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 >