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.
A little girl imagines herself as Wonder Woman.
Hattie makes friends with the monster in the lake and saves him from being captured by the townspeople. Gorgeous illustrations!
Reginald the T. Rex feels like an outcast because he prefers to eat fruits and vegetables instead of meat.
Three robot brothers have trouble falling asleep.
A young boy decides that he is ready to jump off of the diving board.
Fifteen children’s book artists draw their favorite colors and explain why they love them.
From flip-flops to fireworks, summer has something for everyone.
The ghost of a goldfish searches for a new home and a friend.
A little bulldozer wants to help the other trucks, but a little surprise keeps him from doing his job.
Two little nuts keep on rolling and rolling until they finally roll all the way home.
Cats of all shapes and sizes scamper, yawn, and stretch, and sometimes they pile into a stack.
An energetic youngster tries to coax his dad out of bed very early in the morning.
A toad in the road causes chaos and car crashes.
A toddler creates Godzilla-like mayhem.
A fox becomes a little chicks daddy.
An interesting group of characters put a robot together, wind him up, and watch him go.
Even the biggest blunders can spark the brightest inspiration when you’re an artist. Clever!
Two cockatoos make stew for two toucans and some gnus too. Clever wordplay!
Number 6 claims that 7 ate 9 and now 7 is after him. Fun!
Sukie, a small dog, is afraid of everything. How will she overcome her fears to save her beloved stuffed monkey. Cute!