BEAR OF MY HEART by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A must-have for the parents of young children and the libraries that serve them. (Picture book. 2-6)"
No matter what they are doing, what their moods are, or how far apart they may be, a bear parent reassures a bear cub that she will always be there: "You are the bear of my heart, dear, / and I am the one who loves you." Read full book review >
CHATTERWORLD by Zakiyyah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"The rhymes are occasionally stilted and the illustrations a trifle sweet, but taken as a whole, this seems an effective teaching tool that children will enjoy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This trilingual collection of counting rhymes is divided into two parts. Read full book review >

THIS IS THE STABLE by Cynthia Cotten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Against a background of flying birds and feathery wings, the title stands out in huge, shiny red letters, inviting readers inside. (Picture book. 2-8)"
With a gentle, perfectly rhyming text, this cumulative tale presents the Nativity story in a beautifully illustrated version just right for younger children. Read full book review >
MRS. FICKLE’S PICKLES by Lori Ries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The simplicity of this breezy rural story will invite repeat readings and a slurp or two of anticipation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ries follows a pickle grower step-by-step from buying the seed to eating the pickles she loves. Read full book review >
I’M ALL DRESSED! by Robie H. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A fun look at the battle most often waged between preschoolers and their parents. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In the latest of the Just Being Me series, a preschooler asserts his independence and dresses himself for his Grandpa's birthday party. Read full book review >

PUG IN A TRUCK by Nancy Coffelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A glossary wraps it up perfectly. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A friendly dog sees the world from the front seat of a tractor-trailer truck. Read full book review >
GOD GAVE US CHRISTMAS by Lisa Tawn Bergren
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The illustrations for this volume are by a different artist than the preceding two entries in the series, and while these illustrations are attractive and polished, the polar bears aren't quite as captivating as those in the previous volumes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bergen offers her third entry in her popular God Gave Us series, this time focusing on explaining the broader and more philosophically complex concepts of God's and Christ's presence in the world and the theological reasons behind Christmas. Read full book review >
YOU AND ME, BABY by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"As most know, babies love looking at babies, so the question is, 'Where's the board book?' (Picture book. 0-3)"
The simple interactions between baby and mommy or daddy are the focus of Gentieu's marvelous photos and Reiser's repetitive text. Read full book review >
CIRCUS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A winning concept expertly executed; could become a young child's favorite book. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A tour of the big top, with scores of flaps to lift. Read full book review >
I HAVE A LITTLE DREIDEL by Maxie Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Latke recipe, game directions and song sheet are appended. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The standard dreidel song is enhanced with extra verses describing the Hanukkah celebration of family gathering, making and eating latkes, lighting of the menorah and, of course, rules and ways to play the dreidel game. Read full book review >
SALLY’S SNOW ADVENTURE by Stephen Huneck
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The innocent tone of the uncomplicated story is well-matched to Huneck's distinctive woodcuts, showing Sally and friends in striking contrast against the wooden floor of the lodge or cavorting on the snowy mountainside. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Huneck offers another drolly humorous story in his series about Sally, the black Labrador, who this time visits a "dog-friendly lodge" in a wintry mountain setting. Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Mixing an age-appropriate level of suspense with a satisfying ending, this is a good-humored delight. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by a circle game she fondly remembers from a Colombian childhood, Rueda's sprightly participatory picture book is ready-made for storytime. 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 >