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.
Emma is trying to go to sleep, but the animals in her wallpaper are making too much noise.
Gideon wants to be a hero and get his picture in the paper, but first he must figure out just what a hero is.
Ollie the pig dreams of flight, and enlists his human friend Jack to help him build wings.
Little Frog’s first autumn is filled with scary reds, golds, oranges, and purples.
This book is an ode to that magical time in autumn when the leaves turn yellow.
When Emma is asked to be the flower girl in her cousin’s wedding, nothing is quite how she expected.
Imagine you were leaving for a new country, and could bring along only what would fit in a small suitcase. What would you choose to take with you?
A boy brings along a teacup filled with earth as he leaves his home and sets off to a new home across the sea.
A young boy is fascinated by the dot on his mother’s forehead and wants one of his own.
Young Stella loves books so much they take over the farm house, so her pa builds her-her own library.
Henry’s best friend Leo is accidentally lost and no one in Henry’s family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home.
When Ruben picks up a hundred-dollar bill dropped by a neighbor, he’s excited to think he can finally buy a bike like his friend Sergio’s.
Follow the dino-racers as they speed down the track or across the desert.
The remote for Ben’s new fire truck isn’t working properly and causes complete chaos.
A small child wishes for a snow day that brings silence and peace to a too-busy world.
Little Frog does not want to grow up, and he gives his father all sorts of reasons why being small is best.
A little girl visits her grandfather in a nursing home where he is suffering from memory loss.
A counting book that leads readers through a day in the life of a construction worker building with bricks.
Tiny speedcar racer, Max, goes on the imagined adventure of a lifetime after cleaning his room.
A young pet owner knows lots about his dog, except what he dreams about. Super cute!