WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"In the end, a boy and girl appear—'We are children and we play'—which is what youngsters will likely want to do, mimicking each animal's movement, while hearing this story read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >
COOL CARS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2005

"Topping it all off with a simple diagram of car parts, this is an enjoyable learning tool that will surely ignite curiosity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Enhancing the Amazing Machines series aimed at preschoolers, Mitton deals with the vehicles that kids and adults use every day. Read full book review >

BUZZY HAD A LITTLE LAMB by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"That's what school is all about, Ziefert suggests in her subdued way: learning to use the old bean in new and constructive ways. (Picture book. 2-5)"
How do you cope when the thing you depend on for your security can't come with you to school? Read full book review >
STARRY SAFARI by Linda Ashman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"With full-page waggish illustrations painted in thick strokes with lively colors, this mini-thriller is proof that imaginations really can go wild. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This adventurous romp through the before-bedtime jungle is accentuated by fantastic sound effects: "Beep! Read full book review >
FIREBEARS by Rhonda Gowler Greene
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Green has written an exciting and charming ode to all firefighting heroes, whatever their species, aimed at the young cubs who will love the excitement. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Andreasen's 1950s-hued décor adds quaintness to this exceptional look into a day in the life of firemen, or rather, firebears. Read full book review >

YOU CAN DO IT TOO! by Karen Baicker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sturdy, with the kid-friendly font and big, bright, fingerpaint-y pictures readers recognize as Wilson-Max, this one is positively sure to please. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another charmer from the team that created I Can Do It Too! (2003). Read full book review >
OSCAR’S HALF BIRTHDAY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"An endearing family sure to warm hearts and possibly spark a new tradition. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The love and excitement of a family for their youngest member just cannot be contained for an entire year, so they must celebrate Oscar's half-birthday. Read full book review >
WHAT BEAR LIKES BEST! by Alison Ritchie
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Playing with friends really is the thing to like best. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bear, a joy-filled creature, is having a lovely relaxing time traipsing through a chalky bright meadow with nothing to do but rest, splash, scratch, swing and skip. Read full book review >
IF YOU GO WALKING IN TIGER WOOD by Alan Durant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

"Sporting die-cut holes, including one through the front cover, this is an outing with a toddler-pleasing combination of danger and safety. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"If you go walking in Tiger Wood, / you'd better be good. / The tigers might be watching . . . "—as indeed they are. In Boon's leafy scenes a pair of anxious children creep along, startling at glimpses of a baboon, a deer and other benign forest residents, while remaining oblivious to the gathering array of smiling, green-eyed felines padding along behind. Read full book review >
SNUGGLE UP, SLEEPY ONES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A sensory treat all around, but the flowing cadence of the rhyming couplets will lull young sleepyheads pleasantly into la-la land. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A myriad of young exotic animals end their day and rest their sleepy eyes in this rhythmic bedtime read. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2005

"Longer than most picture books, and perhaps too indelicate for read-alouds with younger audiences, this is perfect for second through fifth graders and their sometimes-crude sense of humor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this amusing, and mildly scatological, pourquoi tale set during the "Spring of Creation," the animals discover a tiny hairless creature they have never seen before—the first human. Read full book review >
EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE! by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"EWSLUGp1989 and like ap-pea-ling fare and a perfectly timed complement to Little Pea (see below). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler finds better things to do with an approaching spoonful of peas than merely chowing down. 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 >