WALKING EAGLE by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2014

"Purest kitsch. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mute young storyteller in a feathered headdress draws all the tribes into a giant, mystical tepee to chant and drum and invite everyone in the world to hold hands. Read full book review >
JOSEPH FIPPS by Nadine Robert
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2014

"A stormy clash between parent and child ends with sunshine and bird song. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A 5-year-old "all filled up with feelings" dreams of wings and walruses in this ruminative import. Read full book review >

CUCKOO! by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 10, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In something of a variant on Andersen's "Ugly Duckling," Cuckoo searches for someone who might understand him. Read full book review >
LITTLE ROJA RIDING HOOD by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 10, 2014

"This spirited interpretation of a classic fairy tale successfully mixes magic and reality, as well as Spanish and English words. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Elya presents a modern twist on a familiar fairy tale in her signature style using rhyming, predominantly English text that skillfully incorporates Spanish words and phrases. Read full book review >
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 >