SHHH! by Valeri Gorbachev
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A lovely incarnation of snoozetime. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gorbachev charms in this salute to naptime. Read full book review >
BE QUIET, MIKE! by Leslie Patricelli
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A marvelous model of a family ultimately nurturing the member who marches to his own beat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mike the monkey is a born drummer. Read full book review >

WHERE'S THE PARTY? by Katharine Crawford Robey
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"An irresistible invitation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Neighborhood birds singing about a party wake Kate up and seem to invite her. Read full book review >
NO ONE BUT YOU by Douglas Wood
FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"A touching and genuine exhortation that just teeters on the edge of sentimentality but is lifted by a strong purpose: Self-discovery can be found in the most surprisingly simple of moments. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Wood and Lynch pair once more (Grandad's Prayers of the Earth, 1999) to celebrate the simple joys of individual moments. Read full book review >
THE LOUD BOOK! by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2011

"The overall format of fuzzy illustrations and sweet simplicity of moments suited its quiet predecessor a bit better, but the collaborators have created a worthy companion to their previous success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For each kind of quiet found in Underwood and Liwska's Quiet Book (2010) there are now just as many kinds of LOUD! Read full book review >

BEDTIME HULLABALOO by David Conway
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Still, this could be an amusing African-themed complement to The Napping House. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A terrible racket at bedtime sends leopard off to find its source. Read full book review >
YIP! SNAP! YAP! by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"With its guttural growls, baleful barking and raucous racket, this onomatopoetic tribute to canine cacophony will have wee readers simply howling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This playful, participatory rhyming text eagerly invites readers to bark with a rowdy dog, chomp with a greedy dog, snooze with a sleepy dog, cool off with a hot dog, hunt with a sniffer dog, sing along with a pack of puppy dogs and beware of guard dogs, itchy dogs and yappy dogs. Read full book review >
NOAH’S BARK by Stephen Krensky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"While this choice makes the book plenty ecumenical, it also will render readers unfamiliar with the story mystified at Noah's foreknowledge of the flood and determination to build the ark. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Krensky uses the basic elements of the Noah's Ark story for his own original pourquoi tale of how the animals came to have their own distinctive sounds. Read full book review >
SPLIT by Stefan Petrucha
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"For a much better wrought interdimensional comedy, try Printz Award-winning Going Bovine (2009) instead. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
When Wade's mother dies, his reality splits. Read full book review >
CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >
NIGHTY NIGHT, BABY JESUS by Molly Schaar Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Idle, a former DreamWorks artist, uses bold, stylized shapes and exaggerated lines that show her animation background, and Mary looks a bit like Disney's Pocahontas, but kids will be drawn to the illustrations for their movement and bright colors. (Picture book/religion. 2-5)"
This sweet and simple story follows ten different animals as they approach Mary and the Christ Child in the stable. Read full book review >
CLANG! CLANG! BEEP! BEEP! by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2009

"A vivid sliver of city life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Using rhymed couplets of only four or five words, Burleigh makes a poem of the noises any child might hear in an urban environment: the alarm clock, the subway, traffic, demolition. 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 >