HICCUPOTAMUS by Steve Smallman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though there's not much to the story, the energetic wordplay coupled with cheery images makes this an easy crowd-pleaser. (Picture book. 3-7)"
By a bubbling creek in the jungle, Mouse squeaks out a musical beat. Who else wants to join in? Read full book review >
WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND by Suzanne Chiew
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Young listeners will readily embrace this warm tale of friendship, cooperation and community. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there someone you count on through thick and thin? Read full book review >

MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >
THE FIRST SLODGE by Jeanne Willis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"From the primordial ooze to the red fruit, the illustrations serve to reinforce the Adam and Eve metaphor, and the whole thing may leave readers rooting for the serpentlike Snawk. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The prolific Willis' offbeat fable of cooperation and sharing features a solitary green, bipedal, two-armed, sluglike being called a Slodge. Read full book review >
A MONSTER MOVED IN! by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"The lunch is the star of this book; both plot and humor are otherwise predictable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A maniacally cheery Mom and Dad give bored Ben a number of rainy-day activity suggestions, from reading to building a rocket to going on a dragon hunt, in Knapman's silly boy-meets-monster tale. Read full book review >

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 >
LITTLE PUPPY LOST by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Pleasant and heartwarming but with somewhat sluggish illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about a lost puppy's adventure, ultimately finding friends and home. Read full book review >
BIRD & DIZ by Gary Golio
by Gary Golio, illustrated by Ed Young
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Exuberant and gorgeous—like the music. (afterword, suggested recordings) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The innovative collaboration between jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker is celebrated within a double-sided, accordion-fold format. Read full book review >
SNIP SNAP POP-UP FUN by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"Toddlers and young preschoolers will snap this up. (Pop-up picture book. 3-4)"
Big, colorful animals pop out from beneath big, sturdy flaps in this safari for the Snugli set. 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 >
WHAT'S THE TIME CLOCKODILE? by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2015

"A rudimentary introduction to a classic skill. Up next: how to dial a phone, play CDs, use a film camera…. (Novelty. 3-4)"
Hey kids! Learn how to read an analog clock just like your (grand)parents! Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >