MOMMY, I WANT TO SLEEP IN YOUR BED! by Harriet Ziefert
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A perfect read before falling asleep. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet nighttime routine is followed by tears when Charlie can't sleep in his own bed—he doesn't know how. Read full book review >
MY FIRST MENORAH by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Just the right size and amount of information for little ones eager to 'turn the page to light the next candle.' (Board book. 1-3)"
Hanukkah with its various celebrations and traditions is simply described in hard pages that offer flame-shaped cut-outs in gold foil to create a menorah on the left side with each successive turn of the page symbolizing the lighting of the eight individual candles. Read full book review >

I DREAMT I WAS A DINOSAUR by Stella Blackstone
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Enjoyable for the illustrations, not for the mediocre text. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Blackstone uses her old standby style of inconsistent rhyming verse to describe the beasts a young boy met when he dreamt he was a dinosaur. Read full book review >
MY NANA AND ME by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A loving tribute with effective images and broad appeal. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A day of small adventures for a pre-school girl and her grandmother. Read full book review >
SWEET DREAMS, MAISY by Lucy Cousins
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A welcome addition to the legion of Maisy adventures. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cousins produces a sweet evening serenade for toddlers. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Lewin's brush and watercolor illustrations are as loose and lively as ever, barely restrained by the A-to-Z format that juxtaposes a big lowercase letter with each visual vignette. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Preschoolers familiar with the Caldecott Honor-winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type will recognize that cacophonous crew of barnyard animals in this spin-off "alphabetical adventure." Read full book review >
IT’S ALL ABOUT ME! by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A wonderfully sweet look at the challenges and benefits of adding children to the family, from the perspective of someone with experience. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A first-born child learns that family life just might not be all about him . . . and that might not be so bad. Read full book review >
RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT by Anastasia Suen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Not exactly Go Car, Go, but, nonetheless, a blithe and youthful lap read. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A toddler plays king of the world as he maneuvers his toy vehicles around the track. Read full book review >
THE THREE BEARS’ CHRISTMAS by Kathy Duval
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"Preschool teachers will want to add this holiday version of 'The Three Bears' to their repertoire of 'just-right' tales for holiday story times. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Christmas Eve at the house of the Three Bears in their little cabin in the woods. Read full book review >
BABY BROTHER by Tanneke Wigersma
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2005

"Succinct and creatively simple. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mia's letter to Grandma describes behavioral changes in her pet cat, Stripe, as she grows heavy in the belly, refuses her own food, has trouble jumping as before, boldly threatens the neighbor's large, scary dog and searches for a special new hideaway. Read full book review >
ARE YOU GOING TO BE GOOD? by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"Karas's drawings are full of spirit, just like Robert and Great-Gran Sadie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A silly tale about manners gets exuberant pictures to match. Read full book review >
THERE WAS NO SNOW ON CHRISTMAS EVE by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The illustrations for this well-designed volume are all in double-page spread format in a large size, making this an excellent choice for reading aloud to a group. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Many young children have a difficult time understanding the historical orientation of long ago and far 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 >