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.
Note: All of these titles have very different, yet very lovely illustrations.
Chick finds himself on a madcap chase through the barnyard as he attempts to protect his unhatched little brother from danger.
There is magic in every tiny seed, and in this book, you become the magician by planting the seeds, watering them, and helping the sun to shine.
When his father doesn’t return from a fishing trip, a boy ventures out to find him in a blizzard.
Little Tickles the bunny must save her siblings when they become trapped inside a hollow log.
Bizzy declares that it’s Opposite Day, but Dill just wants everything to return to normal.
In this never-before-published story by Margaret Wise Brown, it’s time for a little bird to fly away. But which direction is best, north, south, east, or west?
Pip gets mad when Nico doesn’t want to play anything he suggests.
Rhyming text takes readers through a child’s day, as she imagines what it would be like to be an acorn, a bird, a spider, and more.
A brave rooster decides he must keep on singing, despite the law forbidding it and the punishments he receives.
Samson the piranha’s dream is to eat in a fancy restaurant, but piranhas aren’t welcome there.
Lily wakes up one morning with grumpy feet and it’s up to her friend Bear to cheer her up.