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.
When Lucy’s friend Brock visits, Sparkle is jealous until he discovers he shares Brock’s love of drumming and dancing.
Follow a little girl as she shares all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives.
When your brother is a monkey, be prepared for messes and mayhem.
Race cars line up, ready to zoom down mountains, past waterfalls, and through tunnels to the finish line.
Zombelina has an idea to help her new friend work through his show-and-tell day jitters.
When her big sister is too busy to play, a little sister creates Sister Day.
A cat explains why cats make much better pets than dogs.
Two balls of clay have a great time shaping themselves into various animals.
Time Out isn’t such a terrible punishment when you have a spaceship to board, a starry sky to visit, and a moon to circle.
Mommy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy playing in her own imaginary world.
Follow a little girl in author Patricia MacLachlan’s semi-autobiographical picture book and learn what it might take to grow up to become a writer.
Millions of children around the world protest bath time every day.
A little red train picks up a few uninvited passengers.
When a class pet proves to be more than a handful, the students must convince their teacher to release him into the wild.