ARLO ROLLED by Susan Pearson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Gardening goodness, just the ticket for a science storytime or cozy lap reading. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arlo the pea wants to grow up to find out what he'll be. Read full book review >
HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

CRABBY CRAB by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Thank you, Chris Raschka, for reviving this sublimely ridiculous series. Chrissy Chris! (Picture book. 2-7)"
The Thingy Things are back, and they're thingy-er than ever, with two new entries and the republication of two earlier titles. Read full book review >
THE BIG BAD BLACKOUT by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A cozy, comfortable book for a rainy night. (Fiction. 5-9)"
It's hurricane season in Virginia, and Stink and Judy Moody are in for some dark nights. Read full book review >
SOCCER STAR by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A lovely story about soccer, gender and hope. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A soccer story with a gender-equality twist. Read full book review >

THE ALMOST FEARLESS HAMILTON SQUIDLEGGER by Timothy Basil Ering
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Appealing—and empowering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With his dad's help, a young frog conquers nighttime fears by harnessing his imagination. Read full book review >
HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lots for young readers to see and count. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy has misplaced his pet dragon and must search for him all over the city, counting up from one dragon to 20 lanterns. Read full book review >
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLYFISH by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"There's nothing new under the sea, but these creatures are irrepressible, even Crabby. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cantankerous crab lives up to his name, bullying everyone in the ocean until he realizes the importance of friendship. Read full book review >
DUCK & GOOSE GO TO THE BEACH by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Anyone ever simultaneously excited and nervous about leaving home and traveling to new places will identify with this droll duo on their first amusing trip to the beach. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this latest Duck & Goose escapade, Duck and Goose spontaneously trek to the beach, where their reactions are decidedly mixed. Read full book review >
BEARS IN THE BATH by Shirley Parenteau
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Splish! Splash! Everyone will look forward to a bath. (Picture book. 2-5)"
These bears, returning in the third book in the series having conquered chairs and beds (Bears in Chairs, 2009; Bears in Beds, 2012), are in need of a bath. Read full book review >
DINNER WITH THE HIGHBROWS by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Like the central meal it features, this clever concoction will likely please some preschool palates, but it may take slightly older and more sophisticated readers to easily digest the combination of fun foolishness and explicit advice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An invitation to have dinner with a friend's family leads to an unpredictable evening for a young boy. Read full book review >
PANDA-MONIUM AT PEEK ZOO by Kevin Waldron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"In spite of this misfire, few will be able to resist this sweet tale of adult incompetence and youthful problem-solving skills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade, a party and a panda veer tenuously close to a disastrous fiasco in this charming sequel. Read full book review >