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.
Auggie feels ordinary; he just doesn’t look ordinary. Can the others look past his appearance and see him for who he truly is?
A mother and child communicate about going away to summer camp, through a series of sticky notes
A mother panda bear, elephant, leopard and orangutan follow their little ones through the jungle and try to get them to bed.
It’s spring and the pond is bursting with new life. But one little gosling is not ready to hatch.
An inspiring reminder to readers to follow your dreams and pursue your own unique path to happy.
A boy keeps a toy dinosaur in his pocket to help him be brave, but when it goes missing, Dad knows just what to do.
No one understands the abstract pictures that Niko draws until a new friend sees the thought and feeling within his shapes and forms.
Spend a day swooping and soaring, flapping and flying, just like busy birds.
One morning, Jonah decided to become ruler of the playground. Everyone pinkie promised to obey, except Lennox.
Dinosaurs eat, rest, roar, and march, making the earth flat.
Friends Snail and Worm contemplate flying, their reflections, and Snail’s shell in a series of three short stories. Cute!
Whimsical illustrations accompany Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic poem. Gorgeous art!