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.)
Goon is the monster hiding in Gabe’s closet, but the trouble is he is a lot more afraid of children than Gabe is afraid of monsters.
Wally the sheep does not want to get the haircut he really needs, even after all the other farm animals get new hairdos.
A young boy who thinks baths are dumb, dangerous, and a complete waste of time, changes his mind after finally getting into the tub.
Your thumb is always there for you through the good times and the bad, like a friend you can carry around in your pocket (or your mouth).
Poppy has the most incredible imagination, and she can make the most extraordinary things happen. But her imagination has a way of getting completely out of control.
There are lots of monsters in this book! But every single one is fast asleep…for now.
Anouk, Ben, and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on an island across the harbor. A mysterious man offers them passage if they can solve seven vexing riddles.
Paula and Maggie are best friends until Paula starts playing with some new friends instead, but when her new playmates turn on her, it’s Maggie who rushes to Paula’s defense.
Saturdays make Ada cranky because that’s the day she has ballet class. And Ada hates ballet.
Dewey Dew does not want to go to school–especially not on Planet Earth.
A little girl who’s always being mistaken for a boy is not afraid to be herself.
The kids in classroom 2-D are excited about their new class pet, a cute, cuddly hamster, until she’s let out of her cage.
From ten little ninjas sneaking out of bed to one cuddlebug asleep on the spread, rhyming text provides a countdown to bedtime.
A new baby elephant is born and the entire herd celebrates the little one’s arrival.
A boy tells us all the amazing things that happen on a Saturday, his favorite day of the week.
This book is a celebration of teachers and all that they do to change the world.
Bear starts his first day of school without his best friend Floppy.
Ooko the fox has a stick, a rock, and a leaf, but he doesn’t have a friend.
Otter starts her own school for Teddy, Giraffe, and Pig. And guess who gets to be the teacher?
Maggi’s mother persuades her to go to the park and make new friends, even though her best friend, Milo, cannot join her because he’s a dog.