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.
Little Shaggy, a fuzzy monster, is tired of everyone calling him little until his mother brings home his new baby sister.
Pandora lives alone in a world of broken things. One day, something falls from the sky…a bird with a broken wing.
A tortoise from the Galapagos Islands goes on an adventure–at her own speed.
Two friends discuss things that are scarier than riding the roller coaster.
When Swanda first moves to the city, she misses the wildlife she left behind. But she soon discovers that Brooklyn has a wildlife of its own: pigeons.
For the rabbits, birds, and squirrels, the tree is home, but when two new arrivals show up to create their dream house, the tree is in jeopardy.
When Lola’s beautiful wool is cut off, she runs away and hides, until the day she discovers a surprise.
When Charlotte asked her parents for a pet, a rock wasn’t exactly what she had in mind.
A girl living in a dangerous city finds a way to feel safe as she goes about her day.
A king’s daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.
It’s time to go to the pool. But a fruit should never forget her suit.
Fleeing a home destroyed in the Syrian Civil War, Sami worries about the pet pigeons he left behind.
A letter from someone who was once an exasperating second grader reveals her experiences with a teacher who brought out the best in her.
As winter approaches, a bird and her chick flee south, a mouse and her child build a nest, and a rabbit pair races ahead of a wolf and cub, all seeking home. Lovely!
Louie has a great life–the life every chihuahua dreams of, until things suddenly change and Louie wonders if he should run away. Love, love, love the ending!
Olivia wants to hear what’s being said about her, so she blends in as best as she can. Hilarious!