SOPHIE'S TERRIBLE TWOS by Rosemary Wells
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A worthy topic and a capable concept that barely miss the mark. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Sophie's birthday, but nothing seems right to this headstrong 2-year-old until Granny saves the day in this rote offering from Wells. Read full book review >
ROBOT BURP HEAD SMARTYPANTS! by Annette Simon
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A lot of eructation, with a little education. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The mechanical rivals of Robot Zombie Frankenstein! (2012) go for the full "alphabelch" in this effervescent return. Read full book review >

MAPLE by Lori Nichols
Kirkus Star
by Lori Nichols, illustrated by Lori Nichols
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling's arrival. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little girl and a tree grow up together in this sweet debut. Read full book review >
WAKE UP MO! by StoryToys
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"A very well-balanced effort. Kids will want to help Mo and his critters wake up and go to sleep over and over again. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
This digital pop-up book for toddlers and preschoolers aims to help youngsters learn about daily routines. Read full book review >
MY FIRST BOOK OF WILD ANIMALS by National Wildlife Federation
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"While full images of all of the animals would have been preferable, this is a simple and useful introduction with eye-catching images. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Lions, tigers, bears and more for the youngest readers. Read full book review >

PETS by Simon Abbott
by Simon Abbott, illustrated by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An enjoyable, affordable addition to this accessible series. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
Paper engineering animates a bevy of domestic animals as the pages turn. Read full book review >
TEENY WEENY LOOKS FOR HIS MOMMY by Nosy Crow
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The simple lost-and-found storyline, cheery illustrations and easy-to-manipulate tabs will make this interactive title a tot favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
This engaging, interactive offering features Teeny Weeny, an adorable little mouse in search of his mother. Read full book review >
LOOK WHAT I CAN DO by Sam McBratney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"While this father-and-son relationship is lovely and their habitat delightful, in this case, neither is well-suited to teaching about a more conceptual world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Little Nutbrown Hare explores colors, actions, shapes, numbers, sounds and the natural world on seven double-page spreads as his doting father looks on. Read full book review >
MOO! MOO! by Sebastien Braun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"The very simple text, easy-to-manage lift-the-flap fun, and the focus on farm animals and their sounds make this chunky offering a solid choice for babies and toddlers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In this refreshingly simple lift-the-flap offering, friendly animals play hide-and-seek all around the farm. Read full book review >
TAKING CARE OF MAMA RABBIT by Anita Lobel
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A sweet little family tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can make Mama Rabbit feel better? Read full book review >
SAY HELLO LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A hoot (pun intended). (Picture book. 1-4)"
Toddlers and their adults nationwide will welcome with open arms this clever coupling of animal sounds and lift-the-flap elements. Read full book review >
LITTLE POEMS FOR TINY EARS by Lin Oliver
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A tenderly crafted collection that captures the joyous individual moments of infant discoveries. (Picture book/poetry. 6 mos.-2)"
Twenty-three original, first-person poems for the very young. Read full book review >