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.)
Big Duck thinks she is wiser than the others, but it’s Little Duck who proves he’s the wisest.
When Maia’s best friend Nico moves away, a big hole is left in her life and in her heart.
When Tokyo plants three seeds under the bricks in the city where he lives, magic blooms.
After a young boy’s beloved dog dies, the boy makes friends with a stray he meets on the beach.
Scruff the dog makes a remarkable discovery while digging for bones one day.
A giant squid decides that he has all the right “qualifications” to be President Squid.
Babysaurus has lost his mamasaurus and turns to his prehistoric friends to help find her.
Ruby has red blocks and Benji has blue blocks. Will they learn to share and have twice as many blocks to play with?
When Doris the gorilla is called a baby for having a blankie, she tries to disguise Frankie the Blankie rather than give him up.
Pip the panda is reassured by his mother that no matter how big he grows, her love for him will continue to grow too.
Everyone in the Ellis family is excellent, except Ed the dog, who is determined to find something at which he, too, can excel.
Billy, a grumpy boy, finds the perfect pet in the grumpy section of the animal shelter.
A little girl is worried that her friend, who has a perfect store bought doll house, will not like the one she made herself out of a cardboard box.
Flora dances with her two new peacock friends.
This is a field guide to the fierce but adorable grumpasaurus, found in every home where there are small children.
Two young chicks train in the art of ninjutsu in order to rescue their parents from a hungry fox.
Sophie doesn’t want to be friends with the kids at school, especially Steven, but over time she realizes that people who like the same things as you can be the very best of friends.
Long ago, as the kingdom of Morocco grew, all the people forgot the dangers of the desert, and they forgot about the storytellers, too.