LARRY GETS LOST IN WASHINGTON, DC by John Skewes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A few standard-issue facts shoveled into a quick dog's-eye view of the Smithsonian and environs do not an effective tour make. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The compulsively errant pooch's latest touristic ramble takes him around the National Mall. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE SUN by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"A well-designed, well-written book that offers readers a greater awareness of and sense of relationship to the other inhabitants in their environments. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
An engaging peek into how various creatures cope with the hottest of days. Read full book review >

HANDS ON! MATH PROJECTS by Andrew King
Released: April 1, 2014

"Though there is a lot in one place, it's not quite on par with Marilyn Burns' Brown Paper series or David A. Adler's popular books; still it may be useful to those who work with kids in a teaching capacity. (Math activity book. 6-12)"
Lots of hands-on games, activities and challenges allow readers to learn and practice some valuable math skills and concepts. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend? Read full book review >
FROG FREAKOUT by Ali Sparkes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not much of a leap, plotwise, but it should hop off shelves where the series has spawned fans. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Midway through this 14-volume British series, mad scientist Petty Potts follows her favorite experimental subjects, twins Josh and Danny Phillips, to summer camp with a new body-transforming concoction. Read full book review >

IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >
SALLY GOES TO HEAVEN by Stephen Huneck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gentle, understated and comforting to both children and adults. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The final entry in the late Huneck's series about Sally the black Labrador is a touching account of Sally's death from old age and her joyous experiences in heaven. Read full book review >
MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS by Sarah C. Campbell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"For visual learners, this is a particularly accessible demonstration of an intriguing concept. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Through examples of what fractals are and what they aren't, this photo essay introduces a complex mathematical idea in a simple, inviting way. Read full book review >
THE GREAT BIG GREEN by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Two fertile imaginations grow a grand salute. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An abundantly illustrated puzzle poem provides a spectacular celebration of green in the world. Read full book review >
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE WOOLLY BEAR CATERPILLAR by Laurence Pringle
Released: April 1, 2014

"Straightforward and informative. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
The author of more than 100 children's books looks closely at a familiar creature. Read full book review >
THE GRUDGE KEEPER by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Wordplay and humor provide an effective vehicle for a valuable moral. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper." So begins this original fairy tale that provides a literal illustration of the idiom "holding a grudge." Read full book review >
HOW TO LOSE A LEMUR by Frann Preston-Gannon
Released: April 1, 2014

"Simple but silly and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wild adventure follows when some lemurs take a shine to a slightly wary boy. Read full book review >