THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Published simultaneously with The Grandma Book (ISBN: 0-316-05802-5), which shares the same message as well as some of the same text and images. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Working his way through the family one member at a time, Parr gives pre-readers a positive spin on the role of Grandpas. Read full book review >
“I’M NOT CUTE!” by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Young listeners will recognize themselves without realizing it; their parents will smile knowingly. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Baby Owl sets out to explore the woods. Read full book review >

WALK ON! by Marla  Frazee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Frazee's saucy invitation to all generations to 'walk on' has just enough kick and sass to incite action in babies (and grown-ups) everywhere. (Picture book. 1-3)"
"Is sitting there on your bottom getting boring?" asks an unseen narrator of a roly-poly tot with one curl on his head, followed by the announcement, "It is time to learn how to walk!" Read full book review >
I LOVE IT WHEN YOU SMILE by Sam McBratney
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"Heartwarming and certain to tease smiles from even the grumpiest of little jumpers. (Picture book. 2-6)"
McBratney presents another loving parent/child story in this endearing tale of a mother kangaroo's playful attempts to cheer up her grumpy son, Little Roo, and her success in getting him to smile again. Read full book review >
HOP! PLOP! by Corey Rosen Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"An accessible, but not overly exciting introduction to the concept of size differences and friendship. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple but pleasing story of two animal friends, Mouse and Elephant, who have trouble playing together at the playground because of their extreme size differences. Read full book review >

BEBÉ GOES SHOPPING by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Salerno's cheerful, energetic swirls of color and line, ample white space and changing perspectives transform an everyday outing into a dramatic adventure that will leave readers smiling along with Mamá and Bebé. (glossary of Spanish words with pronunciation key) (Picture book. 2-6)"
An energetic young mother, black ponytail jauntily flipping, is accompanied by her equally energetic curly-topped bebé on an outing to the supermercado, "a really big store . . . with groceries galore." Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A winning story of love of family and friends. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Delgado's exuberant illustrations perfectly embody the spirit of "lover boy" Johnny/Juanito, an affectionate child who is always ready with a kiss for those he loves—his daddy, his momma, his teacher and especially his grandmother, who receives the full measure of ten. Read full book review >
NELL’S ELF by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Simply whimsical, yet completely plausible for little ones with fanciful thoughts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rainy, dull day for this preschooler inspires imaginative play with her very own elf creation made from paper and crayons, complete with "pointy ears and fluffy hair" / wearing polka dots . . . and stars . . . and a rainbow . . . and curly-toed shoes . . . and a pointy hat with a feather!" Read full book review >
BABY TALK by Judy Hindley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"An added bonus: Baby's body language and words are perfectly in sync, so older siblings can practice 'reading' baby's cues. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Baby's busy day is punctuated by a few of the words and phrases he has learned. Read full book review >
TIME TO GET DRESSED! by Elivia Savadier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A must for any collection catering to toddlers and their harried parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Solomon likes to dress himself." Read full book review >
BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >
CLINK, CLANK, CLUNK! by Miriam Aroner
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2006

"A terrific traveling companion for John Burningham's Mr. Gumpy's Outing (1971). (Picture book. 2-6)"
A catastrophic clunker of a car stars in this jovial, cumulative tale. 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 >