ED AND KIP by Kay Chorao
Released: March 15, 2014

"An engaging tale of friendship, play and cooperation, replete with mild suspense and gentle humor. (Early reader. 2-6)"
There's always fun to be had if you know where to look. Read full book review >
CAN YOU SEE ME? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2014

" An inviting exploration of a beautiful biome for budding nature lovers. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Sharp-eyed readers are invited to spot various animals in the Costa Rican rain forest. Read full book review >

TUGBOAT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2014

"Children who love boats will thrill at the sights and see that small size does not preclude great strength. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
It's all in a day's work for a tugboat. Read full book review >
SPLAT! by Roslyn Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2014

"Even the most straight-laced will be hard-pressed not to laugh. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who knew that pigeon poo could be so much fun? Read full book review >
SHARE by Sally Anne Garland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2014

"A warm, cuddly tale and a total delight. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mom says it's important to share, but it's not always easy. Read full book review >

TICKLE by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 11, 2014

"Here's hoping this cheeky tyke never grows up so young readers and their delighted grown-ups can enjoy more adventures (and misadventures, too). (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Patricelli's mischievous, gender-indeterminate cherub claims to be tickle-proof, but readers know the giggles are inevitable. Read full book review >
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 >