WHERE IS PIM? by Lena Landström
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pom is the elemental Everychild—and just darlin'. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Dog takes Pom's Pim in this return of one of the most heart-gladdening creatures on Earth (Pom and Pim, 2014).Read full book review >
THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH by Chris Barton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A picture book worth reading about a historical figure worth remembering. (Picture book biography. 7-10)"
An honestly told biography of an important politician whose name every American should know. <.p> Read full book review >

THE FIRST CASE by Ulf Nilsson
Kirkus Star
by Ulf Nilsson, illustrated by Gitte Spee, translated by Julia Marshall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"The only sadness is that Volume 2 isn't immediately available. (Mystery. 4-10)"
Who are the scurvy thieves loose in the woodland district? Read full book review >
THE DAY THE SUN DID NOT RISE AND SHINE by Mirjam Enzerink
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"This Dutch import offers a sweet and funny twist on the bedtime book. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Will the morning never come? Read full book review >
SWEET DREAMS, WILD ANIMALS! by Eileen R. Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Slumber and science in harmonious combination, equally suitable for bedtime reading or for sharing with wakeful groups. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A cozy combination of restful rhymes, natural history notes and close-up pictures of snoozing creatures. Read full book review >

THE FLYING HAND OF MARCO B. by Richard Leiter
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Little listeners will be hoping their hands will take flight on their next road trips. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Just how high can a wayward hand fly? Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF THE BEAVER'S TAIL by Stephanie Shaw
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"An easily digestible fable with a simple moral and added classroom value as a natural science add-on. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
Shaw puts an ecological spin on an Ojibwa fable about pride and its consequences. Read full book review >
LAUREN IPSUM by Carlos Bueno
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure. (Fantasy/philosophy. 8-14)"
A lost girl travels through a fantastical Alice in Wonderland-esque world filled with The Phantom Tollbooth-like computer-programming metaphors.Read full book review >
TRASH TALK by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Enclosed in these pages is plenty of food for thought and examples for direct action. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
To dumpster dive, to glean, perchance to dream of a zero-waste world. Read full book review >
A CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO ARCTIC BIRDS by Mia Pelletier
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Interesting for bird lovers whose homes are in temperate climes as well, especially those who might see some of these intriguing Arctic nesters in winter. (Nonfiction. 8-15)"
An Arctic ecologist introduces a dozen bird species that take advantage of the food available in the brief but bountiful summer to nest and raise their young in the far north. Read full book review >
SOMETHING SURE SMELLS AROUND HERE by Brian P. Cleary
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Inviting illustrations and offbeat topics showcase limericks aplenty for amusement or poetic inspiration. (further reading) (Picture book/poetry. 6-11)"
Cleary presents 26 limericks (and, tantalizingly, half of a 27th) for kids. Read full book review >
FISHFISHFISH by Lee Nordling
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A peaceful meditation that should delight readers with its multiplicity of composition. (Graphic adventure. 4-8)"
Fish—big, small and many—visually tell their tales as three underwater adventures converge in a cleverly developed wordless graphic format. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >