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.)
On his first day of work, Maxi the little taxi zooms around town splashing in puddles and getting very dirty. Soon, no one wants to ride in him–until a little boy convinces Maxi to go to the car wash.
Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their blanket. As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don’t love sharing it. Will ripping it in two solve all their problems?
Poco loves birthdays, and he loves inventing things. He invites his amigos over and fires up a new invention, the Cake-Baking Bunk Bed. But things don’t go quite as planned.
Getting George to sleep is a nightmare. But getting a monster to sleep? That’s an adventure.
A young boy tries to win a goldfish at the carnival and ends up with a far bigger prize.
From playtime to naptime, a dog and his girl do everything together as they spend the day exploring their neighborhood with the girl’s mother and father.
A young bear accompanies his father on a long walk to the river to cool down on a hot day.
A book invites its readers to explore fluffy, furry, or squishy objects and creatures, both real and imaginary, that are found within its pages.
A cranky hippo and an overzealous bird become unlikely friends.
Corky tries to live each day to the fullest. As the end of her days draws near, Old Bear urges her to use the key he gave her at her birth to open the door to wonder.
The bunny family is searching for the perfect burrow to call home.