According to Manga Entertainment's website, The Karas volume 1 is due on April 25, 2006 while volume 2 is due on September 26, 2006. These titles have not yet been solicited for these dates which are "subject to change without notice."
Wolf Children is honest about the gross reality of raising kids (and pets) while still leaving room for fantasy, which is really the only way a movie about single motherhood can work for a general family audience, as Wolf Children largely does.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.