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.
Mac and Cheese are best friends, but sometimes they have trouble understanding each other.
Gentle rhymes that soothe the pangs of separation and remind those you love that you are never really far away.
Most of the time, Natalie doesn’t mind Alphonse being there, except when he eats her favorite book.
A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost too. How will they find their way home?
A lonely girl finds a friend when she and her grandfather rescue a wounded crane.
A peek at what some mischievous dinosaurs might choose as pets.
Phil Groundhog and his shadow want to do different things when they grow up, so his shadow leaves to travel the world, but both are lonely without the other.
Mouse, Rabbit, Fox, and Bear work together to ensure that their families will be warm for the winter.
Pammy always gets her way and Wyatt is mad, until Pammy realizes it’s Wyatt’s turn.
The booming sounds of big construction vehicles fill the air, and Little Dalmatian is determined to find out what they are building.
Plum the dog loves being the Special One of her family. But when Binky the cat moves in and is showered with attention, Plum feels left out.
Tired of hearing her son and daughter fight, Mom devises an unusual punishment.
Drift the snowman finally gets the hat, mittens, scarf, and nose he always dreamed of, but when a terrible blizzard rolls in, can he give up the things he loves?
Milly loves dressing Hugo up in frilly, sparkly bows, but Hugo does not like bows.
Best friends Ella and Penguin do not always like the same things. Can they still be friends?
Polar bears Karl and Hazel are not friends. When the ice cracks and they are stuck together on the drifting ice, will they learn to get along?
Little monkey will not get out of bed, so the doctor prescribes some exercise, and monkey learns to dance. Fun!