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.)
Twenty young students, some eager, some nervous, some grumpy, prepare for their very first day of kindergarten.
It’s the cement mixers first day on the job, but he gets “mixed up” and instead of mixing cement, he mixes flour to make a cake and sugar to make frosting.
Learning to be a lion takes some serious lessons, but luckily, this kid has a teacher who’s a real pro.
Willy the Gorilla imitates the other animals at the zoo, but despite pretending he remains always a gorilla.
Yelfred and Omek from the planet Boborp are best frints. Sometimes they fight. And sometimes they bite. But they always make up.
When Nick decides to teach his cats to read, Verne is interested, especially in books about mice and fish, but Stevenson is not. Maybe Nick just hasn’t found him the right book.
In his homework assignment about his favorite pet, Gus tells all about his sheep and how they’ve gotten him into trouble.
Bear and Hare are enjoying a walk, but Hare wants everything he sees for himself.
When the life preserver her new friend Claude is napping on drifts out to sea, Bella the lighthouse cat finds the adventure she is seeking–and makes another new friend along the way.
Animal toddlers arrive for storytime with Miss Bingo the flamingo.
Oskar and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library and thinks it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Count one by one as one little finger points to cake, two little fingers tap a plate, and so on until you reach ten.
An energetic toddler has a busy, busy day painting pictures, cooking lunch, hunting for treasure, and more.
The shapes in this book get mixed up, moved around, and reshaped into all kinds of animals.
Rod the dog isn’t the best racer in town. But that has never stopped him from competing each and every year in the Pickleberry Grand Prix.
Join Frankentruck, Zombie Truck, Ghost Truck, and more as they race to the finish line. Who will win the monster truck race?
A forgetful narrator tries to tell the tale of a knight’s duel with a dragon, and remembers a very important thing along the way.
When Martha gets a moose for a pet, she’s delighted by all the fun they have together. If one moose is marvelous, then more must be better.
Bear doesn’t mean to be rude, he’s just curious, but nobody likes being stared at, and it soon gets Bear into trouble.
When bullies try to stop the extremely cute animals from building their sand castle, they band together to build something bigger and better.