EYE TO EYE by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album. Read full book review >
THE STOWAWAYS by Meghan Marentette
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"In the tradition of memorable mouse heroes, the Stowaways deliver page-turning, cliffhanging, heartwarming, first-rate adventure. (map) (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
An adventure-seeking mouse leaves the safety of home to search for his missing grandfather in the terrifying World Beyond, with perilous consequences. 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 >
TWO SPECKLED EGGS by Jennifer K. Mann
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers may not look at their classmates the same again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two opposites may not be as opposite as they imagined in Mann's look at grade school cliques and oddballs. Read full book review >
WATER CAN BE . . .  by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Kids of all ages will gain a new appreciation for water, and Salas and Dabija will surely gain new fans. (glossary, further resources) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
In a look at the forms, functions and uses of water, Salas and Dabija turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Read full book review >

HE HAS SHOT THE PRESIDENT! by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Suitable for avid younger historians and older reluctant readers. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Traditional journalistic questions are applied to Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral, as well as the roundup and executions of John Wilkes Booth and his associates. Read full book review >
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers will empathize as April displays spunk and resilience in addressing her mistakes and remaining true to herself. (Fiction. 11-14)"
April's much-anticipated eighth-grade year rapidly devolves into a debacle. Read full book review >
CHASING CHEETAHS by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another winning combination of elegant design, thoughtful organization and fascinating information. (bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
A trusted pair of wildlife observers introduce Namibian cheetahs and a woman who has taken on the responsibility for saving them. Read full book review >
WASHDAY by Eve Bunting
by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"An appealing snapshot of rough-hewn life that might well make kids appreciate washing machines. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's washday. That doesn't mean putting clothes in the washing machine and turning the knob or driving to the laundromat; it's 1889, when it's the old-fashioned way of getting clothes clean. 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 KING'S DRAGON by Scott Chantler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Just a quick side jaunt in the journey, but it's a diversion that adds further depth to a particularly well-wrought tale. (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Chantler puts his ongoing tale of magic, treachery, kidnapping and hot pursuit largely on pause to fill in some back story on the chief pursuer. Read full book review >
OPERATION FIREBALL by E.S. Farber
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"The ending sets up the next in the series, which involves another bet: Will Fish enter the one-legged whaler's haunted house—on Halloween? Go fish! (Fiction. 8-11)"
Ahoy. The three intrepid boys from Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles (2013) are back in a nautical adventure. Read full book review >