EARTH STAR by Janet Edwards
Released: April 15, 2014

"Amaz—simply amaz. (Science fiction. 11-16)"
This far-future science-fiction sequel skips tired genre tropes to offer a fresh and thrilling adventure about hazardous archaeological excavation, a mystery in the sky and a potential threat to all of humanity. 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 >

BUGGED by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Tailor-made for epidemiologists-in-the-making and connoisseurs of the gross. (glossary, multimedia information sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
From the creators of Poop Happened! (2010), a swarm of bug-driven disasters suffered through the centuries. 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 >
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler
Released: April 15, 2014

"Working in the grand tradition of children's fantasy, Wexler's off to a promising start. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Being a Reader comes with significant challenges in this fantasy filled with ever-changing library stacks, enchanted books and talking cats. 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 >
CURIOSITY by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 10, 2014

"A thrilling look at the 19th-century age of automata—"a time of curiosity-seekers"—and the riveting story of a likable Philadelphia boy whose life of the mind helps him transcend his extraordinary, oft-cruel circumstances. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Rufus Goodspeed is dangerously good at chess. Read full book review >
STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Oscar Wilde
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 9, 2014

"With great respect for the past, this edition succeeds in bringing the illustrations into the present. (Fairy tales. 6-10)"
Three of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales for children are republished with gorgeous original art by Robinson. Read full book review >
THE BAMBINO AND ME by Zachary Hyman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lively, fun-filled and altogether delightful. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
The historic rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is the catalyst for a young fan's extraordinary adventures in Yankee Stadium. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >
THE CHICKEN SQUAD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Most of the more challenging words are repeated many times as the chickens recount the story for each other and Tail, making this a great first chapter book. (Comic mystery. 6-9)"
In this delightful spinoff of the J.J. Tully series, this time the chickens are in charge—sort of. Read full book review >