HOW PENGUIN SAYS PLEASE! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Good manners travel well in this board book for preschool linguists. (Board book. 2-4)"
A brief, age-appropriate introduction to eight common world languages for toddler travelers. Read full book review >
BABY LOVES TO PARTY! by Wednesday Kirwan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"Great for a birthday read and enjoyable all year long. (Board book. 1-2)"
A little one grabs a pair of shutter shades and gets a major groove on. Read full book review >

THE DAD WITH 10 CHILDREN by Bénédicte Guettier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"1 dad + 10 tykes = sublime silliness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A single dad blessed (or cursed—mileage may vary) with 10 very young children builds a boat and sails away. Read full book review >
WHOSE TOOLS? by Toni Buzzeo
by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by Jim Datz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A nifty, unexpectedly sophisticated exploration of the tools and professions connected to the world of construction. (Board book. 2-5)"
This board book is an extended guessing game featuring 24 construction tools. Read full book review >
HI! by Ethan Long
Kirkus Star
by Ethan Long, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A completely satisfying, age-appropriate package. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A clever, deceptively simple board book introduces animal sounds. Read full book review >

NEW FRIEND by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A pleasant-enough trip to the farm. (Picture book. 2-7)"
"Plows, harrows, and cultivators!" Read full book review >
SHEEP GO TO SLEEP by Nancy Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"A beguiling bedtime book and a nice choice for just before nap time. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Count the sheep as they fall asleep…. Read full book review >
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR CROC! by Jo Lodge
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Some literal jaw-dropping at the climax gives this party-hearty pop-up a big finish. (Pop-up picture book. 1-3)"
Toddlers who find Lodge's Happy Birthday Moo Moo (2001) a touch tame will happily fasten on this toothier follow-up, a British import.Read full book review >
I LOVE KISSES by Camilla de la Bédoyère
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Unfortunately, the Hallmark sentiments in the primary text make this book feel generic and just transitorily cute. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fifteen examples of animal affection, which looks not so different than the human kind. Read full book review >
PAKKUN THE WOLF AND HIS DINOSAUR FRIENDS by Yasuko Kimura
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bland tale for diaper-clad dinophiles, mildly spiced with visual pleasures and surprises. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Children who dote on silly, googly-eyed monsters need look no further than this imported tale of a wolf chasing an errant chicken egg. Read full book review >
MAZEL TOV! IT'S A BOY/MAZEL TOV! IT'S A GIRL by Jamie Korngold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"A joyful and eminently useful book. (Picture book/religion. 2-7)"
The joy of welcoming a new baby into a Jewish home is portrayed in this dos-à-dos, dual-gender photo essay. Read full book review >
FAMILIES by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"Vibrant photographs—especially action shots—will capture children's attention, build language skills and, one hopes, start conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"We hope this book…will lead children and their parents to engage in conversation about their families." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >