HELLO, DAY! by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"One hopes there's a companion book for evening just around the corner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lobel once again demonstrates that in the hands of a skilled creator, simple is best. Read full book review >
ON TOP OF THE POTTY by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2008

"Several verses within songs also shine, but parents will want to carefully preview all songs before putting on a show for their little toileteers. (Picture book/songs. 2-8)"
Katz and Catrow's fifth song collection has all the punch and visual impact of the previous works, but the duo may finally have crossed the line in terms of content. Read full book review >

ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET! by Anushka Ravishankar
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 2008

"A simple tale of nature versus nurture brilliantly rendered. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A baby elephant suffers an identity crisis until he discovers where he really belongs. Read full book review >
MOTHER’S SONG by Ellin Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2008

"Readers will have to decide for themselves whether this one is archaic or timeless. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Greene, respected folklorist, storyteller and early-childhood expert, revives a 19th-century English nursery love song originally penned by the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould in 1895. Read full book review >
OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2008

"Nothing particularly original here, but a bright enticement to the very young to sing along, and learn about the farm animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eye-catching illustrations enliven a children's musical classic. Read full book review >

BABY FACE by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"A few have the potential of memorization with a chance of becoming a familiar family favorite. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Six babies populate these six poems, paeans to the momentous events of baby life: first steps, a bath, going out in the carriage, getting teeth, going to bed. Read full book review >
BYE-BYE, CRIB by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"Toddlers and parents will see bits of themselves in this delightful look at an early rite of passage. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Baby Kitty, Red Blankie, Big Pillow and their owner, a big boy of a narrator, are reluctantly making the transition from a crib to a big-boy bed. Read full book review >
HA HA, BABY! by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2008

"Indeed, Ma in red-and-white striped stockings, Pa in a fedora hat, Grandma in a fairy godmother costume and Grandpa in pirate togs should easily trigger laughs from little readers, even if baby refuses to smile. (Picture book. 2-4)"
When baby stops laughing, his funny family assumes something's wrong. Read full book review >
YELLOW MOON, APPLE MOON by Pamela Porter
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2008

"Verbal and visual images of nighttime guarantee safe passage to dreamland while the lyrics and music for the featured New Mexican lullaby provide an added soporific. (Picture book. 1-3)"
In this bedtime mantra, a little girl tells the "yellow moon, apple moon" it's time to sleep before acknowledging the familiar things around her. Read full book review >
FABULOUS FISHES by Susan Stockdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Includes an informative note for easy identification of each species pictured, as well as a brief bibliography for beginning researchers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fish of all sorts—tropical and freshwater, smooth and spiky, large and small, schooled and solitary, easy-to-spot and camouflaged—dive and swim through this likable, resonant rhyme that emphasizes outstanding features of each species. Read full book review >
BARK PARK by Karen Gray Ruelle
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"From the opening pages where dogs converge on the park to the closing scenes of soapy mutts splashing in the bath and weary puppies curled up for doggie-dreams, this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Doggies abound in this energetic and enthusiastic showcase of assorted canines capering in the park. Read full book review >
WILL SHEILA SHARE? by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This simple story should be just at toddler and preschooler's level of understanding as well as offering some relief to frustrated adults. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There have been a number of attempts to address the difficult concept of sharing for toddlers, but Savadier approaches the topic for very young children in a very simple story. 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 >