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.)
As Elliot moves from one foster home to another, his visits with his real parents leave him anxious and conflicted about where he wants to be.
A young brother and sister spend an afternoon imagining great adventures together.
Making friends is hard, especially in a new country. But even though everyone is different, it’s the differences that make friendship so magical.
Tina is a very curious cow who believes the sky is the limit and anything is possible. But her sisters think her ideas are very silly.
What may appear to be an abandoned garden is actually home to an eclectic array of playful insects.
When a boy plays hide and seek with an elephant, he soon discovers just how good the elephant is at playing the game.
Follow young river otters through the seasons as they chase one another, slide down mudbanks, and learn to swim.
It’s hard to get your parents to go to bed. But follow this young girl’s instructions and your parents will be sound asleep in no time.
Georgie the cat loves to throw parties but this time, not one of his friends can come.
Captain Jack and his fellow sailors are off on a swashbuckling voyage, complete with enemy pirates, a disastrous shipwreck, and the perfect treasure to end the day.
A bear finds a piano in the woods, learns to play it, and travels to the big city to become rich and famous, but ultimately discovers that his old friends in the forest back home are still the best audience of all.