Picture Books At The Library 117

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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.

Fabulous mix of artistic talent in this bunch!!!


Little Excavator wants to do what the big trucks do, but he’s too small.


A prim and proper mouse tries to convince the reader that nothing interesting will happen in the book.

A little monster has trouble finding suitable new underwear.


Babies are cared for by loved ones in every way and grow up in the blink of an eye.


Little Plane is good at arcs and dives, but he has trouble doing loopity-loops.


Garcia and Colette can’t agree on where to explore, so they set out on independent expeditions.


Wally is a boa constrictor who loves hugs, but his friends from school are afraid of getting hugs from him.


A child searches for the perfect spot to read.


Sometimes it’s fun to be wet and sometimes it’s not. There are all kinds of ways to get wet.


Celebrate life with animals of every kind. All around lovely!


A sweeping view of America, its strength and inclusiveness, from sea to shining sea. Beautiful paintings!


Two children are left behind at the zoo after dark, and that’s when the magic happens. Fantastic illustrations!


On a rainy day, Hare finds many things to complain about until Bear finally has had enough. Incredible artwork!


A little girl and a group of animals challenge the reader to a staring contest. Clever concept!

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