SQUARES by Yusuke Yonezu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"An engaging, visually appealing introduction to basic shapes, developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Die-cut squares and rectangles form a variety of images as pages are turned, introducing little ones to the versatility of these basic shapes. Read full book review >
3 FALAFELS IN MY PITA by Maya Friedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Jewish families wanting their children to hear references to the Jewish homeland at a very young age may find something of value in this offering, but few others will. (Board book. 1-4)
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A very basic introduction to Israel. Read full book review >

WHERE IS PIM? by Lena Landström
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pom is the elemental Everychild—and just darlin'. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Dog takes Pom's Pim in this return of one of the most heart-gladdening creatures on Earth (Pom and Pim, 2014).Read full book review >
TIME TO BUILD by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"This sturdy introduction to some basic construction equipment also highlights the value of cooperation, giving it wide appeal. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simple introduction to the functions of some basic tools: tape measure, saw, wrench, drill, screwdriver, and hammer. Read full book review >
ON THE FARM by Kate Riggs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A fine board-book addition to an already full field of farmyard books. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Cheerful yet realistic-looking farm animals introduce toddlers to farm-animal sounds and environs. Read full book review >

THE BUS IS FOR US by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A lovely treatment of a perennially popular topic. (Picture book. 2-5) "
There are so many ways to ride; some are flights of imagination. Read full book review >
A NEW HOPE by Jack Wang
Released: March 31, 2015

"A surprisingly good choice for parents who are more familiar with Star Wars than Goodnight Moon. (Board book. 2-4)"
Apparently you're never too young for Star Wars. Read full book review >
COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >
HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >
MAISY'S TRACTOR by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015

"Well done, Maisy! Keep up the good work. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Hop on the tractor for a busy day on the farm with the unflappable Maisy. Read full book review >
MAKE A WISH, MIDAS! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015

"Give babies Mother Goose; leave mythology for later. (Board book. 1-3)"
Like his Greek god namesake with the golden touch, toddler Midas loves yellow. Read full book review >
BRUSH YOUR HAIR, MEDUSA! by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015

"While the mini-myth concept falls flat, this is a lighthearted look at the conflict between grown-ups and strong-willed tots with their own agendas. (Board book. 2-5)"
This selection in the Mini Myths series introduces a little girl named Medusa, whose hair—while it may not be made of poisonous snakes—does seem to have a life of its own. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >