Picture Books At The Library 84

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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.)


Peek into the moonlit world of deer, rabbits, and other woodland creatures as they get ready for a good night.


From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press and beyond, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today.


In this game-book, choose which route to take through the forest and meet the fascinating creatures that live there.


Tito, the little clown, wants to learn how to do magic just like Manu, the magician at Circus Rondo, who can pull amazing things out of his top hat.



A cat walks through the world and is seen by many creatures from various perspectives.


When the gingerbread man gets separated from his class during a field trip to the zoo, he uses his teacher’s animal scavenger hunt clues to find his way back to them.


One morning, something isn’t right in Tinyville Town. There’s a traffic jam on the bridge. Maybe Tinyville Town isn’t as tiny as it once was.


Ruthie has a problem at school. It’s not the students, or the classroom, or the schoolwork; it’s the Snurtch!


A girl receives a special gift, a beautiful porcelain box, from her grandmother, and she fills it with all her favorite things.


A cat fools two dogs into hatching an egg and raising the chick as a puppy.


When Leo’s mom and dad send him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword–and a pile of his favorite books.


The love story of two socks goes awry when one of them gets a hole.


Sally and Joe are convinced that the mysterious footprints they have discovered must belong to a dinosaur.


Superheroes have bad days just like everyone else, and they get mad, but instead of being destructive, they work through their emotions in other ways.


A young zebra has fun with his grandparents, eating treats, playing, swimming, dancing, and more. 


With gentle rhyming text, this book celebrates the special bond between parent and child.


Bella has outgrown her favorite coat, but doesn’t want to give it up.


Lucy and her animal friends share a picnic, search for buried treasure, and make a nest for baby chicks.


Ada’s fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments go too far, so her frazzled parents banish her to the Thinking Chair.



A little girl, a child of books, sails her raft across a sea of words and arrives at the house of a boy. She invites him to go with her on an adventure into the world of stories and imagination. Clever use of typography!


5 thoughts on “Picture Books At The Library 84

      • I’ll have to check them out. I must start visiting my library again soon!
        Actually I intend to in the search for some books. Maybe you could help me. I’m looking for (non-fiction) picture books that explain a variety of December cultural festivities. Any ideas?


    • There’s a book called Children Just Like Me: Celebrations. It was published in 1997. My library doesn’t actually own it but it’s in our library system. I’m sure there are more books out there that are more recent and would be useful to you. Sorry I’m not more helpful. I tend to pay more attention to fiction picture books than to nonfiction. But if I come across anything, I’ll let you know.

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      • Thanks Lauri. That’s a great start. I’m visiting my library tomorrow so will see if they have a copy. Don’t look too hard – only if you come across something. 🙂


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