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 little girl takes a dream journey that includes floating along with the moon, meeting new friends, an underwater adventure, and finally floating home with the sun.
Izzie just loves when her mama blows her kisses to catch, but even though she runs and leaps for it, Izzie misses a kiss!
On a long, lazy summer day, Pinny searches for a wishing rock, watches the clouds, picks wild blueberries, feeds a seagull, and bakes a cake.
In this cumulative rhyme, a tiny island in the middle of the sea rapidly becomes very crowded with increasingly larger groups of animals.
Goblin’s best friend Skeleton is stolen by adventurers, and Goblin must travel through a town full of people who don’t like goblins in order to get his friend back.
Monsters and sons fill their days with rough and rowdy fun.
A tiny insect king demands a rock with which to build his throne.
Count from one to ten with the mice who are all dressed up and ready for the ball.
Explore all the ways and places that the wild exists in our world.
Magnolia insists on taking the piano to the beach, but she quickly learns that a piano does not mix well with sand, sun, and seagulls.
In 1943, ten-year-old Diana Hopkins lived in the White House with her father who was the chief advisor to FDR.
When Isabel’s best friend moves away, she decides being by herself is better, until she meets someone new.
Guess the animals on each page as the perspective zooms right in, then zooms back out.
When Darcy’s friend cancels their play date, she’s sure her day is ruined, until Daddy suggests a Darcy-Daddy day.
A boy and his dog find a newly hatched bird in a nest, on a branch, in a tree, on a hill, in a magical little valley.
On a cold night under a pale moon, a brother and sister explore a dark, dark cave.
When Hee Jun’s family moves from Korea to West Virginia, he struggles to adjust to his new home, school, and language.
When the girl called Silence is sent by the trees who raised her to save Yesterday, she doesn’t know what her task is, only that it’s important.