I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although the love comes shining through, the text often confuses in straining for patterned simplicity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A collection of parental wishes for a child. Read full book review >
LUKE & THE LITTLE SEED by Giuliano Ferri
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Readers will appreciate seeing the good things that come to those who wait, watch, and water. (Picture book. 3-8)"
What could be a better gift for a wee mouse than a mysterious gift that promises both something delicious to eat and branches to climb and play on? Read full book review >

3 FALAFELS IN MY PITA by Maya Friedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Jewish families wanting their children to hear references to the Jewish homeland at a very young age may find something of value in this offering, but few others will. (Board book. 1-4)
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A very basic introduction to Israel. Read full book review >
MATH AT THE ART MUSEUM by Group Majoongmul
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Some may find this simplistic and oversold, but a few highly industrious parents and creative teachers, eager to more fully integrate the arts into Common Core curriculum, may find even these skimpy explorations invigorating. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An ambitious picture-book introduction to the underlying mathematical principles that can be discovered in a major art museum. Read full book review >
WHO EATS FIRST? by Ae-hae Yoon
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Wry text and witty illustrations make for one enjoyable math lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A giraffe, a rhino, a rabbit, a monkey, an alligator and a caterpillar all come upon a peach that has fallen to the ground and have a discussion—and a competition—as to which of them should get the first bite. Read full book review >

UH-OH OCTOPUS! by Elle van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import's fatuous ending falls short, but the illustrations are worth the time spent appreciating them. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small yellow octopus is nonplussed to return home from his daily swim to find someone else's tale protruding from his home. Read full book review >
THE FEAST FOR THE KING by Marlies Verhelst
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Despite the awkward writing, children will have no beef with King Lion's inability to wait for the guests. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Someone has snatched the tender roast from the top of King Lion's meaty birthday "cake," so chef Tarantula sets out to find the culprit. Read full book review >
WHERE IS PIM? by Lena Landström
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pom is the elemental Everychild—and just darlin'. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Dog takes Pom's Pim in this return of one of the most heart-gladdening creatures on Earth (Pom and Pim, 2014).Read full book review >
THE FIRST CASE by Ulf Nilsson
Kirkus Star
by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Gitte Spee, translated by Julia Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"The only sadness is that Volume 2 isn't immediately available. (Mystery. 4-10)"
Who are the scurvy thieves loose in the woodland district? Read full book review >
THE DAY THE SUN DID NOT RISE AND SHINE by Mirjam Enzerink
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import offers a sweet and funny twist on the bedtime book. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Will the morning never come? Read full book review >
SWEET DREAMS, WILD ANIMALS! by Eileen R. Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Slumber and science in harmonious combination, equally suitable for bedtime reading or for sharing with wakeful groups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A cozy combination of restful rhymes, natural history notes and close-up pictures of snoozing creatures. Read full book review >
BUSTER THE LITTLE GARBAGE TRUCK by Marcia Berneger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Bibliotherapy for timid children obsessed with vehicles. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Buster's got a big problem: He's not big enough. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >