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.)
A boy and his dog learn about each other, go to school to learn more, then explore the world around them as they study science, geography and even foreign languages together.
Wanting to be more like his father, a young boy spends all of his money on a product that will supposedly let him grow a beard almost instantly.
Learn to count from one to ten with the help of vegetables turned animals that practically jump into your salad bowl.
In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River.
It’s bath time for Bruno, but there’s a whale in the bathtub–a huge, tub-hogging, bubble-bath-squirting, flipper-scrubbing, barnacle-rinsing whale.
Follow an assortment of creatures as they make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch while the day comes to an end, and the moon begins to rise.
Discover what goes on beneath the surface at a puppy pool party.
Imagine Louise’s delight when a new neighbor moves in and she loves art too. But liking the same thing doesn’t always mean you agree on it.
Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja who wants somebody to play with, but it seems Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy.
Soon after Porcupine and Moose arrive at Rabbit’s birthday party, the cake goes missing.
This guidebook will show you how to become a superhero in seven easy steps.
What do you do when you’re so tiny that the big ocean creatures think you’d taste adorable?
A rhinoceros tours Europe in the mid-18th century and becomes a sensation.