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 >
TEN EGGS IN A NEST by Marilyn Sadler
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A happy and entertaining tale. (Early reader. 2-5)"
Ten eggs hatch, and the counting begins in this tale aimed at the very youngest readers. Read full book review >
JESUS SAVES ME by Callie Grant
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 26, 2014

"The inferior book design and dense text do not serve this Bible verse well. (Board book. 2-4)"
An exegesis of John 10:14-16 for toddlers. Read full book review >
I HATCHED! by Jill Esbaum
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"Invigorating and ebullient. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A killdeer chick bursts from its egg raring to go. Read full book review >
PEEK-A-BOO BUNNY by Holly Surplice
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Preschoolers who are just beginning to understand the game of hide-and-seek will find this irresistible. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A gray rabbit plays hide-and-seek with his forest friends in this delightfully illustrated, simple story with a bouncy, rhyming text. Read full book review >
NOAH'S ARK by Margi McCombs
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"While the gimmick is fun, this ark doesn't hold water. (Board book. 1-3)"
A very simple retelling of Noah and the Great Flood. Read full book review >
SMILE, POUT-POUT FISH by Deborah Diesen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An upbeat early book on feelings with a simple storyline that little ones will respond to. (Board book. 1-3)"
This simplified version of Diesen and Hanna's The Pout-Pout Fish (2008) is appropriate for babies and toddlers. Read full book review >