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.)
Three children discover the wonder of words as the landscape around them transforms.
When a boy’s abuela accuses him of being careless with his beloved Bongo, he devises a trap and catches the toy thief red-handed.
Big or small, near or far, we all need someone to watch over us and keep us safe.
When nature calls, all of the animals rush to the potty. It’s a potty party!
When Froggy, Mom, and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow.
On a summer evening, just as the stars blink on, a firefly steps into a flower. Lights flash all around her. How will she find just one flash among so many?
Greet each morning with joy and embark on daily adventures with intention and confidence.
Malaika’s mother moved to Canada to find a good job, but she hasn’t sent the money she promised for Malaika’s carnival parade costume.
In a place where color ran wild, there lived a girl who was wilder still. Her name was Swatch, and color was her passion.
When the ducks fly south for the winter, Tufty gets left behind.
Everyone in the family has a special animal friend. They all pile in together for a special car ride to meet two new members of their zoo-like family.