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.) Check your local library or bookstore for availability.
Each animal sleeps where it’s supposed to, but flip the book over and you’ll see where each dreams about sleeping.
This book highlights the rigorous daily schedule of a baby.
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are as different as the families.
Fiona has promised to bake cupcakes for the whole class for Felix’s birthday, but she forgets and then lies about what happened.
Panda wants to wear pants, but father Panda does not agree.
On a ninja mission to find the Golden Carrot of Awesomeness, a young rabbit meets his biggest challenge yet–his annoying little sister.
This is the beginning of one young girl’s quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village.
This is the story of astronaut Chris Hadfield and how, as a boy, he faced his fears and went on to reach the stars.
In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the hungry lion is up to, and teaches him a lesson before sharing her donuts with him.
Whether searching for his next meal or avoiding becoming a meal, an octopus is an underwater master of camouflage and escape.
This grasslands variation of the classic song “Over in the Meadow” introduces animals and their offspring that dwell on the savanna of Africa.
Henry likes to take his time and often sees things that his family misses in the rush.
A little white mouse always manages to find trouble and gets his three littler friends into trouble too.
Follow a family through frosty fields and snow-covered woods as they walk and play together.
When Tony, a little boy, offers his stuffed animals to the animal shelter to raise money, it touches his mom’s heart.
When a branch from her beloved tree snaps off in an ice storm, a plucky girl refuses to let it be hauled away.
Matt, Katie, and Pablo work hard to restore a pond to its former glory.
Count from one to ten and back again as a jolly group of fish explore their undersea world.
After a day at the track, zipping and zooming, a race car is tired and ready for bed.
Walking with his energetic puppy in their neighborhood, a young boy hops, bends, spins, and jumps with friends he encounters along the way.