ONE LITTLE CHICKEN by David Elliott
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not one of the more necessary counting books available, it's a bit of a disappointment. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This counting book shows different chickens doing diverse dances until they reach the number ten. Read full book review >
STAY AWAKE, SALLY by Mitra Modarressi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A slight treat for both generations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When little Sally is sleepy, Mom and Dad turn the tables on her. Read full book review >

WHERE, OH WHERE, IS SANTA CLAUS? by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A surefire success for Santa storytimes. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Where, oh where, is there a delightfully fresh Christmas story? Read full book review >
BEDTIME FOR LITTLE BEARS! by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Quite lovely and soothing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Over-stimulated Little Bear needs another bit of playful nudging to coax him home for bedtime. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Her intent is that her collection can be used by families of any religion. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
The Divine Hours is a popular series of prayer manuals for adults written by Tickle, a well-known religious educator. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >