SALLY AT THE FARM by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2014

"A playful romp that has lost little in its adaptation and miniaturization. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
The black Labrador of picture-book fame makes her board-book debut. Read full book review >
RUN, DOG! by Cécile  Boyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2014

"The text consists solely of commands—"Jump!" "Catch!" "Run!" "Fetch!" "Good dog"—but the illustrations tell a compelling story that young children will enjoy deconstructing for themselves. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A yellow dog exuberantly chases a red rubber ball through the park, wreaking havoc. Read full book review >

Released: March 11, 2014

"Since the book was originally published in French, one might excuse the text as "lost in translation," but that cannot exonerate the photographs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sturdy paper, large, spare text, and bold colors imply the youngest audience, but both words and pictures are bound to mislead in this poorly composed gender-role primer. Read full book review >
BABY'S GOT THE BLUES by Carol Diggory Shields
Released: March 11, 2014

"A final verse brings lots of kisses and a smile to baby's face—an unusual end to a blues song, but perfect for this ballad about an infant's everyday frustrations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A baby sings the blues, naming his many woes in each verse: wet diapers, mushy meals, legs that don't walk quite yet and nap time in a crib that feels more like a cage. Read full book review >
THE ODD ONE OUT by Britta Teckentrup
Released: March 11, 2014

"Although the verses tend toward doggerel rather than fine poetry, and are at times grammatically questionable, the very young and their adult readers will improve their differentiation skills while having fun spotting the odd ones out. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this classic take on a hunt for the odd one out, Teckentrup creates elegant Escher-like wallpapers of prints depicting a varied selection of interesting animals. Read full book review >

GO! GO! GO! STOP! by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2014

"A wonderful read-aloud and a lighthearted and lively celebration of action words. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Green and Little Red learn the power of two simple words (Go! and Stop!) as they direct a construction site's workflow in this entertaining tale that will leave readers raring for more. Read full book review >
OCEAN by Fox & Sheep
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 6, 2014

"Less than ankle deep, informationwise, but all the color and movement should keep the Oshkosh set poking away for a while. (iPad informational app. 2-4)"
The focus is mainly on fun in three populous underwater scenes, but a few facts float past too. Read full book review >
THE BOX & I by Sue Moring
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 6, 2014

"Ho-hum. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
It's a running joke with parents: Buy your kids expensive toys, and they'll end up playing with the box. Read full book review >
CREATURE COLORS by Andrew Zuckerman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"For little animal lovers everywhere. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This simple title features two toddler favorites: colors and animals. Read full book review >
PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with "Boo"), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >
DADDY WRONG LEGS by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"Good, silly fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
A split-page board book allows readers to mix and match the upper bodies and legs of animal daddies, a skeleton father and a human dad. Read full book review >
TINY RABBIT'S BIG WISH by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"Tiny Rabbit should be introduced to David Kirk's Oh So Tiny Bunny (2013), which also successfully explores the same theme. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Like lots of children and lots of picture-book characters, tiny rabbit wants to be big. Very big. Read full book review >