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.
All the farm animals want to be let into the house on a rainy day.
A boy from Haiti processes the grief of losing his parents by playing the drums.
A determined young girl sets out to track down an elusive red fox.
Pablo and his sister spend every day rummaging through garbage looking for items their mother can sell to put food on the table.
The different inhabitants of a city wake up and start their days.
In a place called Hunger Mountain, there lives a lord who has everything imaginable, yet never has enough.
Join in the search for the missing bear while duck tries to convince you a duck story would be better.
Travel back in time to dance and sing with a prehistoric posse of dinosaurs and kids.
A young boy tries to imagine what has happened to his loved ones who have passed away.