IT IS NIGHT by Phyllis Rowand
Released: April 22, 2014

"Fresh illustrations give luminous new life to this reissue of a bedtime story originally published in 1953. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could be more pleasant than a cozy circle of smiling animals on a starlit night?   Read full book review >
THE LION AND THE MOUSE by Jenny Broom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Almost too squeaky-clean to be much fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lackluster take on the well-worn Aesop's fable that does not stand up as well as other picture-book interpretations, notably Jerry Pinkney's masterful wordless version.  Read full book review >

DIGGER DOG by William Bee
Released: April 22, 2014

"Digger-obsessed children will be enthralled, though others may easily pass on this one-note dog. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Digger Dog is obsessed with finding buried bones, but will he be able to dig up the world's largest? Read full book review >
LITTLE PEAR TREE by Rachel Williams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"While not particularly accurate (if only pear trees really grew this fast), this is a lovely poetic encounter in both word and image. (Board book. 2-5)"
An artful exploration of the seasons. Read full book review >
BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >

SNUGGLE THE BABY by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"An intriguing concept, but toddlers and preschoolers will need to be closely supervised if it's to last beyond a single reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed. Read full book review >
MY BUS by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A pleasant ride, dissonance between the actual and described setting notwithstanding. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In an elemental bit of grouping and number play, Joe the bus driver picks up and drops off animal passengers on his route. Read full book review >
MY BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Britta Teckentrup
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 13, 2014

"Not the best for clarifying concepts but too visually striking to ignore. (Board book. 1-3)"
An appealing but potentially confusing concept book about opposites. Read full book review >
BAA, MOO, I LOVE YOU! by Sandra Magsamen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"While the ending is a little sentimental and some of the rhymes a little forced, the simplicity is spot-on for the youngest readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Farm animals greet each other with signature sounds. Read full book review >
CRABBY CRAB by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Thank you, Chris Raschka, for reviving this sublimely ridiculous series. Chrissy Chris! (Picture book. 2-7)"
The Thingy Things are back, and they're thingy-er than ever, with two new entries and the republication of two earlier titles. Read full book review >
BABY ANIMAL FARM by Karen Blair
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Here's hoping these youngsters step out for another adventure very soon. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A gaggle of tots meets various baby animals at the farm. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lots for young readers to see and count. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy has misplaced his pet dragon and must search for him all over the city, counting up from one dragon to 20 lanterns. Read full book review >