LITTLE POEMS FOR TINY EARS by Lin Oliver
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A tenderly crafted collection that captures the joyous individual moments of infant discoveries. (Picture book/poetry. 6 mos.-2)"
Twenty-three original, first-person poems for the very young. Read full book review >
HELLO, BABY ANIMALS! by Carolyn Merriman
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 10, 2014

"Still, these wide-eyed baby animals are worth saying hello to over and over again. (iPad informational app. 2-6)"
This baby-animal app introduces kits and kittens and pups and puppies. Read full book review >

FIRST NUMBERS by Rob Walker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Designed to prompt discussion, these poorly designed titles will only perplex. (Board book. 2-4)"
This busy board book mixes large numerals, photographs and counting questions to dubious effect. Read full book review >
HOW HIPPO SAYS HELLO! by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Simple text and charming illustrations make this an appealing introduction to some of the world's many languages and cultures. (Board book. 2-5)"
Intrepid Hippo travels the world, making new friends everywhere he lands. Read full book review >
BRIMSBY'S HATS by Andrew Prahin
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sophisticated storytelling, both through words and images, beautifully describes the significance of friendship and what it feels like to miss, keep, love and make a friend. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Brimsby, a hat maker, dearly misses his badger friend, who sailed away to become a sea captain. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Young vehicle-lovers will rev their engines for more. (Picture book. 2-6)"
An energetic, multivehicle ride through a bustling city day. Read full book review >
NEST by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This superficial robin's-eye view of a year does not really get off the ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley's penchant for textile design is clearly apparent in this debut picture book. Read full book review >
THE EYES GAME by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"While Taro Gomi did this gimmick first and better (Peekaboo, 2013, in English; 1990 in Japan), this is a welcome addition to the growing number of board books that go masked. (Board book. 1-3)"
Tullet's latest interactive creation turns an open book into a game of peekaboo. Read full book review >
LITTLE SEED by Callie Grant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Lacking in consistency and coherence, this effort remains an interesting concept unsuccessfully executed. (Board book. 2-4)"
The life story of a seed is set in a biblical context. Read full book review >
TIME FOR BED, FRED! by Yasmeen Ismail
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A perfectly designed read-aloud for the bedtime staller. A sheer delight! (Picture book. 1-5)"
A hilarious, not-ready-for-bed book starring Fred—an irrepressible and irresistible dog—and his diversionary tactics, in whose spirit parents and children will lovingly find the familiar. Read full book review >
POTTYTIME FOR CHICKIES by Janee Trasler
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Spritely entertainment and gentle encouragement for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A pig, cow and sheep attempt to toilet train a brood of boisterous chicks. Read full book review >
BEST FRIENDS PRETEND by Linda Leopold Strauss
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Toddlers and preschoolers will use these pretend ideas as a springboard to all sorts of adventures of their own conjuring. (Board book. 2-5)"
This cheerful celebration of imagination introduces two little girls—the best of friends—who like nothing better than to pretend. Read full book review >