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 >
THE LITTLE BIRD WHO LOST HIS SONG by Jedda Robaard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 5, 2015

"With so many exquisite titles currently in board-book format, caregivers can safely skip this and its companion. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little Bird looks everywhere for his lost song. 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 >
MAPLE & WILLOW APART by Lori Nichols
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2015

"Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Two sisters must adjust to being apart when one starts kindergarten. 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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >