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.)
Octicorn, who is half octopus, half unicorn, has trouble fitting in.
Little bird must fly south with his family, but he doesn’t want to leave behind his favorite things.
The tale of Lucy, a small homeless dog; Eleanor, the girl who loves her; and Eleanor’s father, a would-be vaudevillian with stage fright, unfolds in four acts.
Grandpa seems to have forgotten how to do the things that he and Noah love. Does he even know who Noah is?
There are lots of animals on every page of this book, but you’ll have to look very closely. Sometimes you see them and sometimes you don’t.
When the sun sets, a young boy prepares for his greatest adventure…bedtime!
What better thing to do on a gray day than collect some colors? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them?
Poor mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move that pesky bear out of his chair.
Big, brave Captain Crave can check off most items on the Be Your Best Buccaneer handy checklist. Only one thing is missing…he doesn’t have a pet.
There’s yellow goop on the floor, an unfamiliar smell, and Daddy shaved! Armed with these clues, Mitzi is on her way to discovering what on earth is happening right under her nose.
Yoshio delights in the sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him her favorite sound is silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself, among the hustle and bustle of the city.
Cowpoke Clyde gets a bike and sets right off, wibblin’, wobblin’ down the road. Learning to ride a bike is a tad bit harder than he thought.
A girl and her canine best friend have a blast playing together, until she forgets that her dog can’t climb a tree and doesn’t like being bossed around.
After a full day of evil schemes, fairy tale baddies return home to spend time with friends and get ready for bed.
Penny is thrilled to get her invitation to a slumber under the stars party, but then she realizes that no pets are allowed and she’ll have to leave her beloved dog Jelly home.
When sand shark twins Flip and Fin try to rescue people and save the day like the heroes of their favorite cartoon, there is a misunderstanding.
A girl ventures back into the realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes.
No matter how hard Little Wing tries to fly, it’s always flip, flap, flop, until one day when his fluttering takes off and he finds himself high above the clouds.
Expecting a dog for her birthday, a girl is upset when she gets a tortoise instead.
A little girl desperately wants a beautiful unicorn as a pet, but what she gets is a little different.