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.
Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. Under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, and tadpoles growing.
It’s raining, but one little boy can’t wait to go outside on an adventure with his granddad.
Fur, feathers, scales, and hair, explore some animal outerwear.
Come out and explore all the new life waking up around you–newly hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, and a newborn fawn in the woods.
Gus stores a lot of odd things at his garage, but they may be just what’s needed to help his friends. Cute!
When he wears green pants, Jameson can do anything, but if he wants to be in his cousin’s wedding, he’s going to have to wear a tuxedo–and that means black pants!
Cy the cyclops is good at building things, but not very good at making friends. Fun! Love the mythological creatures!
An old man alone on a deserted island, except for his bird companion, sends a special message in a bottle out into the ocean.
From panicking puffins to entangled sperm whales, Turtle Tug is out to rescue all his sea-dwelling friends.
Pete likes everything to be neat and tidy, but sometimes it’s good to know when to stop. Fun from front flap to back flap!!
Two bored badgers have run out of things to do until their mom suggests they help with the laundry.
Giraffe tries desperately to tell the other animals that he is not a chair. Hilarious!
As a child dreams of all the things in her world that make her happy, she realizes how fortunate she is to live in the world she does. Beautiful illustrations!!