THE QUAYSIDE CAT by Toby Forward
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gorgeous illustrations combine with the poetic language of the narrative to create a winsome journey. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
A wharf cat gets a taste of life at sea. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE SUN by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A well-designed, well-written book that offers readers a greater awareness of and sense of relationship to the other inhabitants in their environments. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
An engaging peek into how various creatures cope with the hottest of days. Read full book review >

THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend? Read full book review >
SALLY GOES TO HEAVEN by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The final entry in the late Huneck's series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally's death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven. Read full book review >
MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS by Sarah C. Campbell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"For visual learners, this is a particularly accessible demonstration of an intriguing concept. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Through examples of what fractals are and what they aren't, this photo essay introduces a complex mathematical idea in a simple, inviting way. Read full book review >

THE GREAT BIG GREEN by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Two fertile imaginations grow a grand salute. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An abundantly illustrated puzzle poem provides a spectacular celebration of green in the world. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE WOOLLY BEAR CATERPILLAR by Laurence Pringle
Released: April 1, 2014

"Straightforward and informative. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
The author of more than 100 children's books looks closely at a familiar creature. Read full book review >
THE GRUDGE KEEPER by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Wordplay and humor provide an effective vehicle for a valuable moral. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper." So begins this original fairy tale that provides a literal illustration of the idiom "holding a grudge." Read full book review >
HOW TO LOSE A LEMUR by Frann Preston-Gannon
Released: April 1, 2014

"Simple but silly and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wild adventure follows when some lemurs take a shine to a slightly wary boy. Read full book review >
WASHDAY by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"An appealing snapshot of rough-hewn life that might well make kids appreciate washing machines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's washday. That doesn't mean putting clothes in the washing machine and turning the knob or driving to the laundromat; it's 1889, when it's the old-fashioned way of getting clothes clean. Read full book review >
THE WING WING BROTHERS GEOMETRY PALOOZA! by Ethan Long
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though the slapstick from their hysterical debut, The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular (2012), is evident, the painless-learning piece is still missing. (Math picture book. 4-6)"
Those wild Wing Wing Brothers are back in their third escapade, this time exploring geometry. Read full book review >
SWAMP CHOMP by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"The illustrations invite children to take their time finding animals and figuring out their activities; the text would sparkle equally if the author had played more with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
The names of several animals that might inhabit a cypress swamp, along with a plethora of verbs, adorn pages full of brightly colored animals, plants and water. Read full book review >