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.
Picture Books At The Library has been on a little break*, but now it’s back and ready to roll for 2017 with lots of great new titles. There’s something for everyone At The Library!
*Due to budget constraints at the end of the year, purchases of new library items slows down considerably, hence the reason for the break.
A greyhound and a groundhog work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around one another.
An ox tries to convince a gazelle that he’s in love with her through a series of letters.
With a red rose in hand, Lazlo sets off for the theater to see the girl of his dreams starring in Alice in Wonderland.
Shake, tilt, and turn this book to help Bunny navigate the ski slope.
Monster-like characters tell the little ones in their lives everything they love about them.
Joshua James can fix anything, except for a broken egg.
Animal and human mamas, papas, and little ones express their love for one another in their own special ways.
All lemmings look alike, sound alike, and act alike. Except one.
Three little birds crack out of their eggs and fly away, leaving one small egg sitting all alone.
Bold messages and bright pictures encourage readers to embrace all of their unique qualities.
Far away, near the South Pole, a blue penguin is born.
A contemporary retelling of the classic tale, capturing life as a struggle between the inner spirit and fate.
A violent and strong Tyrannosaurus comes to realize the power of love.
Horace and Hattie watch a caterpillar become a butterfly and are inspired to attempt a transformation of their own. Sweet!
Did a comet kill all of the dinosaurs, or are they masters of disguise, hiding in plain sight? Super clever!