MAGGI AND MILO by Juli Brenning
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 3, 2014

"Move over Ladybug Girl (2008), there's a new spunky gal-and-canine twosome in town. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What do you need for a frog hunt? Big polka-dot boots, a book about frogs and one giant border collie best friend. Read full book review >
HOPPER AND WILSON FETCH A STAR by Maria van Lieshout
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 3, 2014

"An amusingly absurd adventure that shines starlight on empathy and friendship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hopper and Wilson, two stitched-up, stuffed toys (an elephant and a mouse), sit on their dock with their pet cactus looking at the stars and decide to bring one home for a night light. Read full book review >

FILE UNDER by Lemony Snicket
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Fans can still look forward to Volume 3 of All the Wrong Questions, coming in October 2014: fabulous (which here means "very good" rather than "not real"). (Mystery/short stories. 8-14)"
How many mysteries lurk in the no-longer-seaside town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea? Thirteen. Read full book review >
THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH! by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Willems' formula is still a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pigeon is back, and he is filthy! Read full book review >
SUMMONING THE PHOENIX by Emily Jiang
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

Thirteen young musicians of diverse ethnic background ready themselves to play their traditional Chinese instruments on stage in this informative and gracefully illustrated twin debut. Read full book review >

THE QUEEN & MR BROWN by James Francis Wilkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Young readers on either side of the pond who are tempted to do as the queen does should not be dissuaded. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With winks broad enough to sprain his entire face, Wilkins offers a tale of the queen's outing to London's Natural History Museum with a reluctant corgi in tow. Read full book review >
PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >
BEN & ZIP by Joanne Linden
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"This boardwalk frolic proves even small fries can solve big mysteries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beachside lost-and-found adventure, told from a kid's point of view. Read full book review >
TOOTH & CLAW by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Smartly focused on characteristics that will most interest young animal admirers, this is an attractive addition to a popular series. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Powerful acrylic paintings and detailed pencil sketches introduce awe-inspiring predators whose jaws and claws support their carnivorous diets. Read full book review >
WIND DANCER by Chris Platt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not ground-breaking but one of Platt's better works; horse-crazy kids will love it, as always. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Platt returns with another well-worn horse story. Read full book review >
ROSE AND THE LOST PRINCESS by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Enjoyable magical adventure enlivened by an engaging group of secondary characters from all backgrounds and realms. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rose, an orphan who works as a housemaid while studying magic, helps save a princess from an evil magician. Read full book review >
CHEFS AND WHAT THEY DO by Liesbet Slegers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"The percentage of American children who often visit restaurants of the type described may be relatively small, but blossoming foodies will enjoy learning about activity behind the scenes in a high-end restaurant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Where does the delicious food in a restaurant come from? Read full book review >