A GOOD DAY by Kevin Henkes
Released: March 1, 2007

"A glorious celebration of the simple joys of childhood. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What makes a good day good? Read full book review >
ONE NAKED BABY by Maggie Smith
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"A great addition to any collection. (Picture book. 1-5)"
A day's activities negate the result of a toddler's morning bath in this delightful counting adventure. Read full book review >

WHOSE CHICK ARE YOU? by Nancy Tafuri
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An interactive winner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
In a companion of sorts to her Caldecott honoree, Have You Seen My Duckling? (1984), Tafuri demonstrates why she continues to set the standard in books for the very young. Read full book review >
FIX IT, SAM by Lori Ries
by Lori Ries, illustrated by Sue Ramá
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A loving tribute to brothers everywhere; may Sam's stories continue. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Toddler Petey's hero is his brother Sam, who can fix anything, as he proves again and again in the brothers' latest outing. Read full book review >
LOOK AT YOU! by Kathy Henderson
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Just right for sharing with a little one on a lap (or for those whose laps are disappearing), this is a must for any library catering to young families. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Henderson's latest is a celebration of babyhood and all the wonderful daily activities and developmental milestones that a child will experience. Read full book review >

THIS WAY, RUBY! by Jonathan Emmett
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Harry's palette of lavender, blue, green and fuzzy, yummy yellow is perfect for her charmingly bedraggled little duckies and their friendly lakeside surroundings, and Emmett's musical, alliterative language (occasionally typeset to reflect the text) is gentle and engaging. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Darling duckling Ruby, from Ruby in Her Own Time (2004), is still the littlest of the clutch, content to take things in her own time. Read full book review >
TRACTOR DAY by Candice F. Ransom
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering—and perhaps fading—from our landscape. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm. Read full book review >
NIBBLE NIBBLE by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Minor's furry, natural-looking animals and flowery meadows have an almost tactile reality, and his illustrations add movement, drama and context to the poems, making this book a treasure for a new generation. (Picture book/poetry. 2-6)"
Five poems, originally published in 1959, are newly illustrated with lovely, detailed illustrations of bunnies, mice and other animals in natural surroundings. Read full book review >
SHOUT! by Brod Bagert
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"School-age children might not be engaged, but their younger siblings will want to repeat their favorites over and over. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bagert offers recitation poetry for the very young. Read full book review >
PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >
RISE AND SHINE! by Tim Warnes
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"The cub fills the ark with toy animals and pairs of obliging animal friends who continue to interact with the bears as they enjoy some lemonade and a walk through the woods. (music notation) (Picture book. 2-6)"
The appealing bears introduced by Warnes in his version of Jesus Loves Me! (2006) return as the main characters in another satisfying treatment of a traditional children's religious song. Read full book review >
COWLICK! by Christin Ditchfield
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"This is sure to be a sweet beginning to a restful night and will be giggled over and gobbled up; lickety-split—a laptime favorite! (Picture book. 2-5)"
Silly business ensues when the moon rises over a rural home, and two young brothers fall asleep. 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 >