WHERE'S MY TUSHY? by Deborah Aronson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"Captain Underpants look-alikes return with a caper sure to tickle preschool funny bones at storytime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Playful rhyming couplets reveal the necessity of backsides. Read full book review >
CURIOSITY'S MISSION ON MARS by Ron Miller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"An informative, useful look at a current and ongoing mission to explore our nearest neighbor in the solar system. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A brief overview of how Curiosity, the rover NASA sent to Mars in November 2011, is making amazing discoveries suggesting some parts of Mars may have been habitable—and could be again in the future. Read full book review >

PRINCESS WANNABE by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"Despite the can't-miss lesson, it's nice that storytime is such a big deal, even in the castle, and children will enjoy seeing all the familiar characters gathered here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A frothy bit of storytelling and soft, squiggly art full of easily recognized folk from other tales. Read full book review >
THE BABY TREE by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"A gentle, appropriate answer to a perennial question. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a small boy learns a baby's coming to his family, he wonders where it's coming from. Read full book review >
LOVE AND OTHER FOREIGN WORDS by Erin McCahan
Released: May 1, 2014

"Lively characters and a satisfying plot foil reader expectations in the best possible way. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Narrator Josie, 15, is a bossy, Styx-loving, gifted eccentric and happy to stay that way, but the family status quo—her loving parents and older sisters—is about to be shaken up. Read full book review >

SHATTERED by Teri Terry
Released: May 1, 2014

"Though this series started strong, it ends with a whimper. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
A girl with many names adds even more in this final book in the Slated trilogy, set in a dystopian future England controlled by the Law and Order Party. Read full book review >
SCAN by Walter Jury
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2014

"Car chases, explosions and action galore—awesome. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Tate Archer stumbles into a secret intergalactic conflict. Read full book review >
THE CHUPACABRA by Jean Flitcroft
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"Scary and informative. (Horror. 10-12)"
An Irish teenager's Mexican vacation takes a turn for the terrifying. Read full book review >
THE LOCH NESS MONSTER by Jean Flitcroft
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"Vanessa's emotional roller coaster takes center stage, but there's enough Nessie lore and presence to please the most demanding cryptid fans. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
An Irish teenager still grieving for her two-years-dead mother gets some unusual help in this decidedly unpredictable series opener. Read full book review >
A TIME TO DANCE by Padma Venkatraman
Released: May 1, 2014

"A beautiful integration of art, religion, compassion and connection. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 13-17)"
Flowing free verse tells the story of a teenage dancer in Chennai, India, who loses a leg and re-learns how to dance. Read full book review >
SUSAN MARCUS BENDS THE RULES by Jane Cutler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"World War II, segregation and prejudice in a book that feels decades old in its approach. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The summer before fifth grade brings changes for a Bronx girl. Read full book review >
PRANKS AND ATTACKS! by Laurent Richard
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2014

"Good for a few laughs but only for readers who are willing to overlook the cultural cluelessness. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
For one wannabe samurai, the path to martial arts stardom is paved with mischief and hijinks. Read full book review >