SLEEPY PUPPY by Sterling Publishing
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015

"Only for dedicated lovers of pictures of animal babies. (Board book. 6 mos.-1)"
Sleepy puppies put off going to bed as long as they can. Read full book review >
KILL SHOT by Bill Bunn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 6, 2015

"A thrown-together mishmash of fragmentary plot ideas, arbitrary events and discordant themes. (Thriller. 11-13)"
The discovery of a sunken World War II submarine plunges a rootless Labrador teen into a whirl of weird revelations and deadly danger. Read full book review >

WHO IS KING? by Beverley Naidoo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 2, 2015

"A buoyant eye-opener for younger readers under the impression that African folk tales begin and end with Anansi. (introduction, source notes) (Folk tales. 7-9)"
Naidoo and Grobler follow up their Afrocentric collection of Aesop's Fables (2011) with a fresh set of tales drawn from Amharic, Luo, Zulu and other traditions.Read full book review >
THE LOST TREASURE OF LITTLE SNORING by Lyn Gardner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Flashes of wit notwithstanding, the gross is shoveled in with such vigor that even readers who revel in such stuff may weary. (Adventure. 9-11)"
An intrepid lad and his smart-girl best friend repel a pair of particularly putrid pirates in this unbridled farce. Read full book review >
ME, TOO! by Annika   Dunklee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"With its familiar themes and fizzy text, this is one both listeners and readers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Annie is worried when her best friend, Lillemor, befriends Lilianne, the new girl at school. Read full book review >

BUTTON HILL by Michael Bradford
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Rare, scary fun. With tomatoes. (Horror. 11-13)"
A moment's messing with an odd clock plunges a lad into the strange and dangerous borderland between the living world and the realms of the dead in this decidedly offbeat chiller. Read full book review >
HOPPELPOPP AND THE BEST BUNNY by Mira Lobe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"At best an incomplete discussion starter, without much political or psychological depth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A pointed fable on the hazards of competition and the benefits of cooperation. Read full book review >
EAT, LEO! EAT! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Food, family, stories: delizioso! (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nonna's tales about the stelline, chiancaredde and other shapes of pasta she serves entice a reluctant ragazzo to the dinner table.Read full book review >
WHERE IS RUSTY? by Sieb Posthuma
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"The skillful blend of human and canine characteristics in this romp will make for many a chuckle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a city populated entirely by dogs of all breeds—pups are in collars, but all adult dogs are in human clothes—one youngster who must have some beagle in him has an adventure when he wanders away from his mother and his two friends at a department store. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE BACKYARD by Alison Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A simple, predictable survival adventure. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Lost in the woods for three long, cold days, Flynn makes several mistakes that hinder his rescue and survival. Read full book review >
OCTOPUSES! by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pringle inks another winner in a long series of engaging, informative invitations to explore the natural world. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
A veteran science writer introduces the most intelligent invertebrate of all, the octopus, master of camouflage. Read full book review >
THE BUS IS FOR US by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015

"A lovely treatment of a perennially popular topic. (Picture book. 2-5) "
There are so many ways to ride; some are flights of imagination. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >