WATER by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Andrea Kang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A sweet encouragement to play. (Board book. 1-3)"
The newest title in the Baby Unplugged series by pediatrician Hutton (Book, 2012, etc.) takes a toddler-friendly approach to its examination of the properties and virtues of water. 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 >
BREATHE by Scott Magoon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Richly composed and sweetly appealing—just right for baby storytimes as well as one-to-one sharing. (Picture book. 6 mos.-3)"
A very young white whale swims into the wider world of the arctic seas, celebrating first adventures of the very young. Read full book review >
GARDEN by Lorena Siminovich
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2014

"The clever book-in-a-book construction, appealing collage illustrations and focus on parent-baby pairs will make this one a favorite for shared reading and individual exploration. (Board book. 1-3)"
Two books in one introduce youngsters to garden critters and their babies. Read full book review >
A TREE FOR ALL SEASONS by Maryse Guittet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2014

"Skippable. (Board book. 2-4)"
A year in the life of a tree. Read full book review >
WHO CAN JUMP? by Sebastien Braun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2014

"Simple and sweet lift-the-flap fare that toddlers will love. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Toddlers are introduced to a variety of animals that jump in this lift-the-flap offering. Read full book review >