LITTLE LOLA by Julie Saab
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"The duo promises further adventures for their little clothed kitty—she's off to a good start. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What kind of adventure will Little Lola have? Read full book review >
FLIP & FIN by Timothy Gill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Particularly good for kids not ready to move beyond nonthreatening shark stories. (Picture book. 5-7)"
These twin sand sharks just love a good joke.  Read full book review >

THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Enjoyable but inessential. (Mystery11-14)"
Relationships, secrets and lies aplenty for caper-loving fans. Read full book review >
THE EIGHTH DAY by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"A promising start to a new trilogy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Jax wakes to an empty world, believing that he is the sole survivor of some terrible event. However, his isolation ends after only one day when he wakes again to life as usual. Read full book review >
LILY THE UNICORN by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"All will agree: Lily is lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers first see Lily the unicorn, a picture of exuberance in pink and blue, bounding across a field of flowers. She has energy and enthusiasm for many activities and friends—doesn't everyone? Read full book review >

THE ISLANDS OF CHALDEA by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Aileen says of one of her friends, "[w]e stay awhile with each other, then part." If that's all we get, we can be grateful for the while we have. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The fates of four countries hang in the balance, and only an apprentice magicworker can save the day. Read full book review >
HOOEY HIGGINS AND THE TREMENDOUS TROUSERS by Steve Voake
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Lots of laughs and hijinks make this fast-paced series great for readers with a sophisticated funny bone. (Chapter book. 7-11)"
Best buddies Hooey and Twig are back, this time competing in a contest to invent something that will make the world a safer place. Read full book review >
THE LION AND THE MOUSE by Jenny Broom
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Almost too squeaky-clean to be much fun. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lackluster take on the well-worn Aesop's fable that does not stand up as well as other picture-book interpretations, notably Jerry Pinkney's masterful wordless version.  Read full book review >
THE DYERVILLE TALES by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

An overwrought fairy tale within a fairy tale.

Twelve-year-old Vincent, "he of the fair skin and the sad eyes, the disheveled hair and the honest smile," has spent the last two years in an orphanage, ever since the total destruction of his home by a dragon. Read full book review >

DECEPTION'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"A comfortably formulaic prelude to a projected sequel that will likewise be spun from some of the oldest surviving Irish legends. (afterword, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The latest entry in Friesner's Princesses of Myth series shifts scene but not much else. Read full book review >
CAMP REX by Molly Idle
by Molly Idle, illustrated by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"What adventure's next? (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fresh from the pages of Tea Rex (2013), Cordelia, her younger brother and his teddy this time join their dino pals for a camping expedition. Read full book review >
ABUELO by Arthur Dorros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"This book succeeds at both specificity and universality, presenting the distinct culture of the gaucho cowboy and the plains of South America through a story that will resonate broadly with many children and families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
More than 20 years after Abuela, illustrated by Elisa Kleven (1991), Dorros offers a gentle story of the lessons a grandfather imparts to his grandson while riding horses together on the plains before the boy moves to the city. Read full book review >