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.)
Press only a finger to the page to embark on a journey of color, motion, shape, and imagination.
Count along as the pages meet and part and the pictures come to life with movement and sound.
Jonah loves Shabbat. But this week, as he and his family get ready to celebrate, Jonah begins to hiccup.
As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious.
When a powerful storm begins to rage one summer evening, a young boy holds little hope for the next day’s promised trip to the beach.
In this story, told in the form of a television broadcast, the bears and their cub catch two escaping prisoners who are hiding at the carnival.
When the lights flicker out one evening, Maya is afraid. Papa used to light candles to soothe her. Now that he’s gone, Maya feels helpless against the dark.
Two young explorers set out to prove that the Great Spotted Whale is real.
Clarence was just an ordinary truck until one fateful day when an unplanned trip through a strange truck wash changed him.
Hoot the owl is excited to teach his younger sister all of his wisdom, but much to his annoyance, Peep is more interested in capturing the magic of the world around her than in listening to his advice.
Early one spring, a little duck arrives at her pond and finds it still frozen, but not for long.
When a bear breaks a little girl’s kite, she thinks he is a horrible bear, until she makes a mistake of her own and learns the power of saying “I’m sorry.”