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.
Poppy Louise is not afraid of snakes, spiders, roller coasters, or the dark, but there may just be one thing that scares her.
When his new born sister is not what he expected, a boy struggles to accept her.
Little Wolf can hardy wait. Tonight he will howl the moon to the top of the sky. Can he do it just like Big Wolf? Clever!
Colin is tall and orange. Lee is round and green. Can they ever be friends?
A sister and brother witness something extraordinary in the woods and make some new friends.
Little Hippo is the youngest and smallest in his family and sometimes feels like the tiniest animal in the world.
When Sam starts to organize his things, he quickly runs into trouble. Where should he put things that belong in more than one category?
A young boy wakes up on a summer morning and looks out at the sea. He goes about his day, but all the while, his mind strays to his father who is digging for coal deep beneath the sea.
Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through every season, toward the sea.
Jackson’s mom is getting married, and Jackson is nervous about his role and his new family.
Charlotte, a serious scientist, uses the scientific method to solve her problem: being squished by her many brothers and sisters.
Celebrate the differences and similarities between ten families as they eat, sleep, work, and play together.
This rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.
Liam wants to play with his twin brothers, but they’re always competing and things get out of hand.
Raisin has a lot of favorite things, but change is not one of them, and when her mother has a new baby, everything changes for the worse. Adorable!