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.)
Owl takes drastic measures to have a good night’s sleep.
Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener, but William, a lonely boy, spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discovers time moves faster or slower depending on how bored he is.
While waiting with family members for high tide to come in, a youngster who is very knowledgeable about the seashore and what lives there helps to build a raft.
It’s time to get dressed and go to the park, but Alfie is still in his pajamas. Putting on clothes seems like the least appealing thing to do for this energetic and curious little alligator, especially when there are so many amusing distractions.
Quackers is a duck. Everyone he knows is a duck. And then he meets…Mittens. Maybe Quackers isn’t a duck after all.
When the old zookeeper moved the monkeys to a cage beside the picnic area, she didn’t know the trouble it would cause.
In this wordless picture book, a cat named Spot ventures out an open window and through a city on a journey, while his owner tries to find him.
When a young boy decides to get a pet, he discovers it’s not as simple as ABC. Every animal he brings home makes his poor sister sneeze.
A child plays outside in the snow until the cold wind forces him back inside for hot chocolate with Mommy.
A little boy carries a parachute around with him everywhere he goes, just like a security blanket. Will he ever have the courage to leave it behind?
Join Mary and Max as they visit their Aunt Helen’s farm and discover where many things we eat, drink, and wear come from.