HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK by Fhiona Galloway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Other, better nursery-rhyme board books abound. (Board books. 6 mos.-2)"
A digitally illustrated board book presents familiar nursery rhymes to babies and their caregivers. Read full book review >
I AM THE WOLF...AND HERE I COME! by Bénédicte Guettier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Originally published in France, this vibrantly colored, vertically bound offering featuring a silly and slightly scary wolf will keep kids coming back for more. (Board book. 2-4)"
Watch out! The big, bad wolf is coming to get you. Read full book review >

EMERGENCY RESCUE by Annette Rusling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Nonfiction for wee ones that is equal parts entertaining and educational. (Board book. 2-5)"
This large, chunky nonfiction offering presents basic information about rescue vehicles accompanied by realistic images and a siren sound. Read full book review >
FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >
FARM PUZZLE AND STICKER BOOK by Tiger Tales
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Engaging elementary exercises in recognition and coordination skills; more suitable for private play spaces and libraries than public ones. (Novelty. 2-4)"
Packaged in a sturdy carrying case, a jigsaw puzzle and a sticker booklet with wipeable pages provide plenty of bucolic business for little eyes and sticky fingers. Read full book review >

BIG TRACTOR by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Definitely worth a second look among the extensive array of books about large vehicles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A burly man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap addresses his tractor as "Ol' Partner," reminding his green-painted friend of all the jobs they do together over the course of one agricultural year, from spring to winter. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Linda Booth Sweeney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"Gale-force gusts of invigorating artwork and imagery will leave readers breathless in windswept wonder. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Whipping, wild wind calls a grandmother and her grandson out-of-doors into the frenzied, fantastic fray with a kite and giddy grins. Read full book review >
POOKIE POP PLAYS HIDE-AND-SEEK by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A happy book that should stand up to substantial toddler abuse. (Board book. 1-3)"
The familiar game played with sturdy pull tabs. Read full book review >
MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. Read full book review >
BEARS AND A BIRTHDAY by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Preschoolers will enjoy this very festive celebration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Get ready for a very special party! Read full book review >
HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >
FIRST WORDS by Rob Walker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Bright but small pictures provide many opportunities for vocabulary development when read one-on-one, but don't try to use this in a group setting. (Board book. 1-3)"
A busy addition to the Bright Start Right Start series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >