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.
Mr. Brown has a hat for every occasion, and today he needs them all.
If you’re having trouble getting your monster to go to bed, follow the instructions in this handy guide book.
A builder sketches a project, then gets to work with his friend, digging, lifting, and sawing.
Rupert the mouse wants to star in an artistic, wordless picture book, but his friends cause problems by talking too much.
After digging, driving, and clawing their way through a busy building site, it’s time for a team of sleepy vehicles to make their way back home.
The day ends, the night falls, and in between, there is the blue hour, when a plethora of blue creatures stir.
From cars and planes to tractors, diggers, and trains, Old MacDonald and his animals love to go, go, go.
At the end of the day, monsters get ready for bed, just like we do.
A squirrel and a rabbit are each searching for a friend, and missing each other by inches.
Mr. Fish goes off on his vacation, but things don’t go exactly as planned.
Parents and kids can seem pretty different, but despite their differences, there is one thing they share, their love for each other.
Drasko must run the family flower stand alone when his father is called to war.
Georgie and his friends are all having a bad day, so they decide to do their favorite things to turn the day around.
Lucy the giraffe can’t sleep because of all the noise at the zoo, so Ellie, determined to help her friend, tries to tone down the ruckus.