BOOM, SNOT, TWITTY by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 17, 2014

"Serene, quietly joyous and utterly life-affirming. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Three friends with different philosophies spend a companionable day together, crocheting and weathering storms. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU TOO by Ziggy Marley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"The art will draw and hold young children's attention, but the words hang together better when sung rather than spoken. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lyrics inspired by an exchange with Marley's 3-year-old daughter are set to bright paintings of a multicultural cast of children and adults enjoying each other's company indoors and out. Read full book review >

BRAVO, CHICO CANTA! BRAVO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Food for thought for monolingual mouselings—not to mention their parents and teachers. (afterword) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A little mouse's foreign-language skills save his family from a cat in this mother-daughter debut. Read full book review >
THE BOX OF HOLES by Carmen Gil
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Disappointing and odd. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A wordy, rambling story with an arbitrary conclusion. Read full book review >
SNUGGLE THE BABY by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"An intriguing concept, but toddlers and preschoolers will need to be closely supervised if it's to last beyond a single reading. (Board book. 2-4)"
This interactive offering invites little ones to practice taking care of babies, playing with them, feeding them and putting them to bed. Read full book review >

MONSTER NEEDS HIS SLEEP by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sure to be a welcome choice for the going-to-bed time that never seems to end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Czajak and Grieb (Monster Needs a Costume, 2013) pair up once again for a hilarious take on the many creative ways a monster attempts to avoid bedtime. Read full book review >
TEA WITH GRANDPA by Barney Saltzberg
Released: April 15, 2014

"The welcome modern twist to Saltzberg's intergenerational story is sweetly affirming for today's far-flung families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl and her grandpa do not let distance keep them from their daily commitment to have tea together. Read full book review >
BREE FINDS A FRIEND by Mike Huber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Not a lot to dig into here, but it's an inclusive depiction of children at play. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An interest in worms and digging in the dirt helps a little girl make a friend at school. Read full book review >
LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's "not-the-same" as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >
TOE SHOE MOUSE by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A honey-coated story of interspecies friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse finds friendship at the ballet. Read full book review >
MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY by Pamela Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Hassled parents will appreciate having yet another resource to combat this common childhood worry. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little squirrel imagines hiding in his mom's briefcase and sneaking off to work with her. Read full book review >
WHOOSH! by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Water babies are sure to wade into this one. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Filled with onomatopoeia and animals both familiar and new, this book shows children that there are creatures that love water just the way they do. Read full book review >