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 >
BEARS IN THE BATH by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Splish! Splash! Everyone will look forward to a bath. (Picture book. 2-5)"
These bears, returning in the third book in the series having conquered chairs and beds (Bears in Chairs, 2009; Bears in Beds, 2012), are in need of a bath. Read full book review >

WHO'S IN THE TREE? by Craig Shuttlewood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A cousin to Eric Hill's Spot series, derailed by a problematic end. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Drollery for the diapered set: Distinctly out-of-place creatures lurk beneath glued-in flaps. Read full book review >
TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Mies van Hout
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Most songbooks fall into two categories: either a traditional picture book with one song or a big volume with an assortment of songs. This effort hits a nice in-between note. (Picture book/songbook. 2-6)"
Twelve children's songs are presented in this picture book with accompanying CD. Read full book review >
HANNAH'S NIGHT by Komako Sakai
Kirkus Star
by Komako Sakai, illustrated by Komako Sakai, translated by Cathy Hirano
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Absolutely enchanting. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A child wakes in the middle of the night and embarks on a quiet adventure. Read full book review >
POM AND PIM by Lena Landström
Released: April 1, 2014

"A perfect primer for the existential philosophy required for a small one to make it through the day. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Pom and his potato-shaped rag doll, Pim, make their way through the ups and downs of everyday life. Read full book review >
SWAMP CHOMP by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"The illustrations invite children to take their time finding animals and figuring out their activities; the text would sparkle equally if the author had played more with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
The names of several animals that might inhabit a cypress swamp, along with a plethora of verbs, adorn pages full of brightly colored animals, plants and water. Read full book review >
HERE COMES DESTRUCTOSAURUS! by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A familiar interchange, featuring a less-ferocious-looking cousin of the tempestuous T. Rex of Bob Shea's Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (2008) and its sequels. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A parent/caregiver—unseen after a glimpse at the beginning—translates a "terrible twos"–style tantrum into a movie-monster rampage. Read full book review >
PLANTS FEED ME by Lizzy Rockwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Delicious on its own, and it will pair well with other books about gardens, plants and healthy eating habits. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
This simplest of informational picture books offers a sensible, sunny celebration of the plants—specifically the parts of plants—that we eat. Read full book review >