DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2004

"All in all, the rhymes aren't particularly funny or memorable—a middling sort of collection in a crowded genre. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fyleman, best known in the US for her poem "A Fairy Went A-Marketing," was a well-known children's writer and editor in England in the first decades of the 20th century. Read full book review >

HANDS by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Photos of a lush open-up paint box, brushes, and paint splotches are irresistible—have some paints ready for readers to use themselves. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An unseen first-person protagonist tempts readers to try their hand at crafts by showing various tools up close. Read full book review >
HANUKKAH, OH HANUKKAH by Susan L. Roth
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"While other related information such as why the menorah is lit is not included, this will serve as a fun, simple artistic introduction to the holiday for the youngest child. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bright collage art using a wealth of textured, patterned papers and lace bring this traditional holiday song to life. Read full book review >
JOEY AND JET by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An excellent introduction to what can usually be a difficult concept for youngsters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A game of fetch teaches young children how to describe locations. Read full book review >

WOW! CITY! by Robert Neubecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Filled with energy and excitement, this works as a travel guide for the very youngest readers and fun title to share for programs and lap-sit reads. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A young girl comes down from her mountain home for a visit to New York City with her father. Read full book review >
SLEEPING CUTIE by Andrea Davis Pinkney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Nothing here on the level of some of the Pinkneys' other work—the attractive, brightly colored ink illustrations emphasize sweetness over artistic richness—but the musical interlude adds a lively touch of nightclub excitement to this bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cutie LaRue is sweet as cream—until bedtime rolls around. Read full book review >
TOM AND SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Vulliamy's winsome watercolor characters are all smiles in this happy bedtime story that should dispel all fears of leaving loved ones behind on the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Vulliamy's follow-up to Small (2002), pre-schooler Tom's favorite little mouse doll, follows a familiar path blazed by the now-classic George Shrinks. Read full book review >
WHERE IS BEAR? by Lesléa Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Newman lacks her usual flair, but the text is simple enough for the youngest ears and proves that together is better. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The game is hide-and-seek. Read full book review >
KNUFFLE BUNNY by Mo Willems
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The natural audience for this offering is a little older than its main character: they will easily identify with Trixie's grief and at the same time feel superior to her hapless parent—and rejoice wholeheartedly at the happy reunion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anguish begets language in this tale of a toddler's lost stuffie. Read full book review >
THIS IS THE BABY by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2004

"This baby is a fun, giggly romp. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As this story reveals, dressing a toddler can be like performance art. Read full book review >
SUPERMARKET! by Charlotte Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Little ones will love this. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Riding high in a shopping cart, a toddler tears up the grocery store in this satisfying romp. 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 >