GALÁPAGOS GEORGE by Jean Craighead George
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A heartfelt if imperfect tribute to one George by another who will also be missed. (key terms, timeline, resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The passing of Lonesome George, the last of the saddleback tortoises from the island of Pinta, provides the occasion to demonstrate how different species might descend from a common ancestor. Read full book review >
FRENZY by Robert Lettrick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Never achieves the scare it intends. (Horror. 9-12)"
Summer camp turns deadly: fluffy, foaming, frenzied and deadly. Read full book review >

HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON? by Steve Light
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Lots for young readers to see and count. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy has misplaced his pet dragon and must search for him all over the city, counting up from one dragon to 20 lanterns. Read full book review >
THE ALMOST FEARLESS HAMILTON SQUIDLEGGER by Timothy Basil Ering
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Appealing—and empowering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With his dad's help, a young frog conquers nighttime fears by harnessing his imagination. Read full book review >
A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive portrait of an ever-fascinating figure. (source notes, further reading, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
John Brown's fight to end slavery in the United States is presented in a broad historical context that reveals an impact far beyond the time it occurred. Read full book review >

THE SIMPLES LOVE A PICNIC by J.C. Phillipps
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A funny family story packed with mayhem and good spirits. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Silly humor abounds as a family tries to enjoy a picnic in the park. Read full book review >
LULU'S MYSTERIOUS MISSION by Judith Viorst
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Great fun for Lulu fans old and new. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Another wild adventure featuring the exasperating and inexplicably lovable Lulu (Lulu and the Brontosaurus, 2010; Lulu Walks the Dogs, 2012). Read full book review >
PANDA-MONIUM AT PEEK ZOO by Kevin Waldron
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"In spite of this misfire, few will be able to resist this sweet tale of adult incompetence and youthful problem-solving skills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade, a party and a panda veer tenuously close to a disastrous fiasco in this charming sequel. Read full book review >
STONE GIANT by Jane Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, this is a handsome offering that helps youngsters understand both an artist's process and how this stunning statue became the enduring symbol of a city and its people. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Sutcliffe make a big impression with this eye-catching introduction to one of Western civilization's most iconic sculptures. Read full book review >
HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >
FLY AWAY by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A story that never cloys, succeeding on all levels. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Filled with little moments of quiet wisdom and gentle humor, Newbery winner MacLachlan's story about family love soars. Read full book review >
DUCK & GOOSE GO TO THE BEACH by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Anyone ever simultaneously excited and nervous about leaving home and traveling to new places will identify with this droll duo on their first amusing trip to the beach. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this latest Duck & Goose escapade, Duck and Goose spontaneously trek to the beach, where their reactions are decidedly mixed. Read full book review >