TOOLS by Taro Miura
by Taro Miura, illustrated by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The spare text and heavy paper are perfect for young children, though older children interested in tools will be drawn in, too. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Simplified, highly accessible images and minimal text introduce the world of tools to young readers in this clear and visually appealing identification book. Read full book review >
THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN by June Sobel
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The cheerful and rhyming text paired with the frothy art creates an enchanting trip to dreamland. (Picture book. 2-5)"
As The Goodnight Train traverses la-la land, the rhythmic chugging and the cadenced clickety-clacking will eventually lull even the most stalwart child to sleep. Read full book review >

TUGGA-TUGGA TUGBOAT by Kevin Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A perfect ending to a perfect voyage. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Whatever it is, tugboats have it, some mojo that gives them an aura of joyfulness. Read full book review >
MR. COOKIE BAKER by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The old-fashioned illustrations, with their two-dimensional and geometric simplicity, add much to the delicious result. (cookie recipes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Baker's shop is an inviting place, filled to the gunnels with frosted sugar cookies. Read full book review >
CARS by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The diverse typography and page-design help propel this winner past the finish line. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The pit crew of Hubbell, Halsey and Addy continue their successful series of preschool books about vehicles with this high-octane look at cars. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Short, breezy and full of activity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Featuring lots of short words, thematic repetition and paired antonyms, Guy's latest is great for short read-alouds with preschoolers as well as first reading experiences for kindergartners and first graders. Read full book review >
BUBBLE AND SQUEAK by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Banta's full-page soft acrylic illustrations give Bubbles and Mom spunk, and playful endpapers with Bubble tumbling around in her jammies add to this tale's appeal for intimate sharing at bedtime. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Heartwarming and delightful, the story brings readers right into the tiny mouse Bubble's bedroom as her mother tucks her into bed. Read full book review >
YES by Jez Alborough
by Jez Alborough, illustrated by Jez Alborough
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

In Alborough's third book for young children about Bobo, the young chimp says "yes," repeatedly, to taking a bath. Read full book review >
WHAT IS SCIENCE? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sure to find a place on many nursery and kindergarten bookshelves. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)"
Short rhyming verses give young children an idea of the vast array of topics that scientists study. Read full book review >
NO MORE EEE-ORRH! by Lydia Monks
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"They should attract young listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The braying of Dicky Donkey annoys everyone in town, but are they better off without it? Read full book review >
HUGO THE LIFESAVING SAILOR by Lorette Broekstra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Hugo, with his sense of adventure and I-think-I-can gumption, will hold enormous appeal to the lap-reading set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hugo swaps his airplane from Hugo the Flying Firefighter (2005) for a smiling sailboat, Gypsy. Read full book review >
DO LIONS LIVE ON LILY PADS by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2006

"Perfect for story hours, classroom reads or just a rambunctious reading with a single lap-sitter, this is sure to elicit laughs and loud answers from any audience. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Walsh repeats her winning formula, this time asking children about animal's homes. 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 >