I LOVE YOU TOO by Ziggy Marley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"The art will draw and hold young children's attention, but the words hang together better when sung rather than spoken. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lyrics inspired by an exchange with Marley's 3-year-old daughter are set to bright paintings of a multicultural cast of children and adults enjoying each other's company indoors and out. Read full book review >
JIM CURIOUS by Matthias Picard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Required prop notwithstanding, a thoroughly immersive outing. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Two pairs of 3-D glasses included with the book add plenty of depth to an explorer's undersea adventures in this wordless import. Read full book review >

BRAVO, CHICO CANTA! BRAVO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Food for thought for monolingual mouselings—not to mention their parents and teachers. (afterword) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A little mouse's foreign-language skills save his family from a cat in this mother-daughter debut. Read full book review >
THE BOX OF HOLES by Carmen Gil
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Disappointing and odd. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A wordy, rambling story with an arbitrary conclusion. Read full book review >
MONSTER NEEDS HIS SLEEP by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sure to be a welcome choice for the going-to-bed time that never seems to end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Czajak and Grieb (Monster Needs a Costume, 2013) pair up once again for a hilarious take on the many creative ways a monster attempts to avoid bedtime. Read full book review >

TEA WITH GRANDPA by Barney Saltzberg
Released: April 15, 2014

"The welcome modern twist to Saltzberg's intergenerational story is sweetly affirming for today's far-flung families. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl and her grandpa do not let distance keep them from their daily commitment to have tea together. Read full book review >
IT'S CATCHING by Jennifer Gardy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Infectious. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A slim volume about a small protagonist. Read full book review >
LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's "not-the-same" as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >
PLANT A POCKET OF PRAIRIE by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"This not-so-whimsical flight of fancy could well inspire a new generation of conservationists. (notes about prairies and prairie wildlife) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Readers won't find a definition of what a prairie actually is, but they will learn about the wealth of flora and fauna it contains—and how the loss of any of its life forms affects others tremendously. Read full book review >
TOE SHOE MOUSE by Jan Carr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A honey-coated story of interspecies friendship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little mouse finds friendship at the ballet. Read full book review >
DREAMER, WISHER, LIAR by Charise Mericle Harper
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amusing, heartfelt time travel about friends and wishes—old and new. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Bracing for a lonely summer, Ash is surprised when the little girl she babysits and some unexpected time travel open new horizons. Read full book review >
FLUFF DRAGON by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A Bieber joke at about the 100-page mark justifies the entire book. It will be dated by the end of the year, but by then, readers will be eagerly waiting for the next volume. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
This is a book that shouldn't work. Read full book review >