I catalog hundreds of new picture books each year, and I read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t review them all, but I can share them. Below are a few recent titles. (Summaries have been taken directly from the books whenever possible.) Rating System: 🙂 Good, 🙂 🙂 Great, 🙂 🙂 🙂 Excellent. Don’t let my ratings keep you from reading a title just because I didn’t give it a smile. You may absolutely love it!
🙂 Snappsy the alligator is trying to go about his very ordinary day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story with slanderous claims.
On Sundays in New Orleans’ Congo Square, slaves were able to gather, sing, dance, and play music together. Here, at least for half a day, they could feel free from their oppression.
🙂 This story follows a day in the life of a rabbit family, from sleeping to grazing to hiding from danger.
🙂 In this twist on the classic song “The Wheels on the Bus”, the wheels on the tuk tuk go round and round all over the city in India.
🙂 Cat loves to nap. If only he could find a good resting place to hide from playful Kitten.
🙂 Bored with doing the same thing all the time, Number Three quits and sets out to see what else he might do, then, after trying many other possibilities, finally finds the perfect job.
🙂 When the glass kingdom begins cracking, the king and queen fail in their quest to get help from the fairy Bloom…so they send Genevieve, an ordinary girl..to save the day.
🙂 🙂 This is a book with peek-through holes that let a child view the changes in a tree throughout the four seasons.
A little mouse is asleep until a ball suddenly bounces into his home, setting off an epic chase–from A to Z.
Tiger and Badger are the very best of friends. Of course, sometimes even very best friends can get into disagreements.
🙂 Everyone in the ocean can make music, except for Wendell the narwhal.