MEET DIZZY DINOSAUR! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Tailor-made for ticklers and ticklees alike. (Picture book. 1-3)"
From authorial pseudonym on, an invitation to interact with a jolly red dinosaur. Read full book review >
HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK by Fhiona Galloway
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Other, better nursery-rhyme board books abound. (Board books. 6 mos.-2)"
A digitally illustrated board book presents familiar nursery rhymes to babies and their caregivers. Read full book review >

I AM THE WOLF...AND HERE I COME! by Bénédicte Guettier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Originally published in France, this vibrantly colored, vertically bound offering featuring a silly and slightly scary wolf will keep kids coming back for more. (Board book. 2-4)"
Watch out! The big, bad wolf is coming to get you. Read full book review >
EMERGENCY RESCUE by Annette Rusling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Nonfiction for wee ones that is equal parts entertaining and educational. (Board book. 2-5)"
This large, chunky nonfiction offering presents basic information about rescue vehicles accompanied by realistic images and a siren sound. Read full book review >
FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >

FARM PUZZLE AND STICKER BOOK by Tiger Tales
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Engaging elementary exercises in recognition and coordination skills; more suitable for private play spaces and libraries than public ones. (Novelty. 2-4)"
Packaged in a sturdy carrying case, a jigsaw puzzle and a sticker booklet with wipeable pages provide plenty of bucolic business for little eyes and sticky fingers. Read full book review >
BIG TRACTOR by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Definitely worth a second look among the extensive array of books about large vehicles. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A burly man in a plaid shirt and baseball cap addresses his tractor as "Ol' Partner," reminding his green-painted friend of all the jobs they do together over the course of one agricultural year, from spring to winter. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by Linda Booth Sweeney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"Gale-force gusts of invigorating artwork and imagery will leave readers breathless in windswept wonder. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Whipping, wild wind calls a grandmother and her grandson out-of-doors into the frenzied, fantastic fray with a kite and giddy grins. Read full book review >
POOKIE POP PLAYS HIDE-AND-SEEK by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A happy book that should stand up to substantial toddler abuse. (Board book. 1-3)"
The familiar game played with sturdy pull tabs. Read full book review >
MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. Read full book review >
BEARS AND A BIRTHDAY by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Preschoolers will enjoy this very festive celebration. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Get ready for a very special party! Read full book review >
HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >