BEAR’S DAY OUT by Michael Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pure delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A worthy successor to We're Going on a Bearhunt (1989), this rhythmic chant follows bear from his cave—"All alone? / All alone"—to the waves on the shore "By the sea? / By the sea!" Read full book review >
WAKING UP DOWN UNDER by Carol Votaw
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"No one will be able to read this without wanting to travel to see these creatures in person. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-7)"
Votaw's second effort is an adorable look at how the animals Down Under wake up and greet the day (or night, as the case may be). Read full book review >

LITTLE BITTY MOUSIE by Jim Aylesworth
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Additionally, the lilting verse and sing-song refrain make this a treasure of the genre. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this outstanding alphabet rhyme, a wee, purple-frocked mouse goes "Tip-tip tippy tippy" through a lovingly detailed house, going "Sniff-sniff sniffy sniffy" all the way along. Read full book review >
SILLY SCHOOL by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Just the antidote for the first-day-of-school jitters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Beth, the towheaded tot from Fitzpatrick's Silly Mommy, Silly Daddy (2006), returns, this time applying her eponymous phrase to school. Read full book review >
WE LOVE CHRISTMAS! by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The final pages show the two kittens on Christmas morning, gleefully digging into their stockings and dancing around the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Two cheery kittens enjoy preparing for the holiday in this delightful rhyming story for young children. Read full book review >

A STAR SO BRIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pedler's animal characters, often shown in family groups, have a sweet charm, especially one little duck who gazes in amazement at the star's reflection in a pond. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The star over Bethlehem is the focus of this gentle story of Christmas Eve, one that is short enough and simple enough for younger preschoolers who are just learning about the Nativity story. Read full book review >
IVAN THE TERRIER by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"It's something of a one-note joke, however successful, and serves more as a primer for the Wiesner masterpiece than a companion—but there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a sort of Three Pigs lite, a Jack Russell terrier makes mincemeat out of four familiar folk tales as its ever-more-exasperated owner tries to tell them. Read full book review >
WHO WILL SING A LULLABY? by Dee Lillegard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"In and of itself a lullaby, this is a sumptuous bedtime read. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When the cranky baby won't go to sleep, various winged creatures lend their voices and their wings to the cause. Read full book review >
EATS by Marthe Jocelyn
by Marthe Jocelyn, illustrated by Tom Slaughter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2007

"A good choice for storytime sharing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The creators of One Some Many (2004) are back, this time with a concept book about what different animals eat. Read full book review >
FIRST THE EGG by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Another perfectly pitched triumph from an emerging master of the concept book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A deceptively simple, decidedly playful sequence of statements invites readers to ponder, what comes first: the chicken or the egg? Read full book review >
MAISY BIG, MAISY SMALL by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Maisy fans will not be disappointed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy the beloved mouse is back as you've never seen her before in this clever collection of opposites. Read full book review >
ROAR! by Margaret Mayo
by Margaret Mayo, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Should attract the very young, who might get the mistaken idea that kangaroos, panda bears and lions all live near each other. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eleven species of wild animals frolic in their habitats. 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 >