FOX by Kate Banks
Kirkus Star
by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2007

"Hallensleben's lush, brushy landscapes of sunny greens and moonlit blues, his coppery, winsome fox pup and Banks's wise, spare lines combine for a package sure to gratify preschoolers and caregivers alike. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The team behind The Great Blue House (2005) bestows yet another treat, this time tracing the maturation of a fox pup from his spring birth to fall, as he leaves his parents. Read full book review >
FIREFIGHTERS! by Patricia Hubbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"This one's a siren song for those youngest of firefighters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This rhyme will burn bright for imaginations that are ignited by sirens, red trucks and lifesaving heroes. Read full book review >

THE STORY OF GIRAFFE by Ronald Hermsen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Not just another Noah story, but one to think about. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Noah tells Giraffe that he can't board the Ark without a girl giraffe. Read full book review >
HURRY! HURRY! by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Highly recommended. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bursting from the barn on the title page, a proud hen exhorts all critters to hasten in and witness the "tap, tap, tappity-tap" of the farm's incipient addition. Read full book review >
MY GRANDMA/MI ABUELITA by Ginger Foglesong Guy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Full of excitement and family warmth, this is a charming title for the very youngest book lovers. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Once again, Guy and Escrivá combine their talents to produce an almost wordless bilingual story. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Reiser's illustrations are simple, expressive, brightly colored and full of joie de vivre. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What is most impressive about Reiser's Margaret and Margarita stories is the way she manages to transform the bilingual book from its roots as a story in which the text is simply given in two languages into a vehicle in which each version functions as a complement to the other. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >