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 >
TWO BUNNY BUDDIES by Kathryn O. Galbraith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"Learning how to navigate the path of friendship is an important part of life, and these bunny buddies learn a lesson that is gently, beautifully shown rather than told. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In this simple but insightful story, two rabbits discover that lunch with a pal is more fun than eating alone. Read full book review >
WE'RE GOING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET by Stefan Page
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"The idea for this book is just right for the board-book set, but the art may prove too abstract for youngsters still learning to connect what they find on their plates to what they see on the page. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A trip to the local farmers market provides the ingredients for a feast. Read full book review >
THE GREAT DAY by Taro Gomi
by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Taro Gomi, translated by Ichibon Hajimeni
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"On balance, the book is original and refreshingly lacking in sugary cuteness—a keeper indeed. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An upbeat tale of a superachiever first published in English in 1987 as First Comes Harry, newly retranslated by Hajimeni. Read full book review >
CAT SAYS MEOW by Michael Arndt
Released: March 4, 2014

"This is one of those rare picture books with something for everyone to enjoy, beginning with colors, sounds and shapes for the youngest. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No other book of simple sentences about animal sounds also boasts eye-catching, often humorous graphics that show the letters of the sound forming the animal's head or body. Read full book review >
SPRINGTIME BABY by Elise Broach
Released: March 4, 2014

"This joyful lift-the-flap adventure will inspire little ones to head outdoors to see if spring has sprung in their neck of the woods. (Board book. 1-3)"
Broach rounds out her celebration of the seasons (Seashore Baby, 2010; Snowflake Baby, 2011; Barnyard Baby, 2013) with this cheerful ode to the wonders of spring. Read full book review >
SOME BUGS by Angela DiTerlizzi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 4, 2014

"Deceptively simple, with innovative illustrations and a catchy narrative, this book adeptly supplies information, a sense of accessibility, close looking and joie de vivre. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture book that capers with joy in the buggy natural world. Read full book review >