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 >
WELCOME TO DOG BEACH by Lisa Greenwald
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Remy's quiet tale of change and growth marks a promising start to a new series. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A characteristically sensitive exploration of the emotional life of preteens from Greenwald. Read full book review >
MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY by Pamela Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Hassled parents will appreciate having yet another resource to combat this common childhood worry. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little squirrel imagines hiding in his mom's briefcase and sneaking off to work with her. Read full book review >
WHOOSH! by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Water babies are sure to wade into this one. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Filled with onomatopoeia and animals both familiar and new, this book shows children that there are creatures that love water just the way they do. Read full book review >
THE COLOR BOOK by Sophie Benini Pietromarchi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Color explorations should be robust and clear; this one's dull and oddly alienating. (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Verbosity and loose metaphor overwhelm a few pretty spreads and intriguing projects in this unfocused tribute to colors. Read full book review >
BRUNO & LULU'S PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES by Patricia Lakin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"A playful, comic romp of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 7-9)"
All the playground's a stage for these two pals. Read full book review >
THE FLEA by Laurie Cohen
Released: April 15, 2014

"Too rudimentary to be more than a joke with a mildly amusing punch line. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A tiny flea with size issues gets mad rather than wiser in this terse and unsatisfying fable. Read full book review >