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.
There’s a book for every taste in this batch!
A student who uses a wheelchair finds a way to see her dog each day in school.
A group of kids finds a way to enjoy the day, rain or shine, indoors or out.
A girl who cannot sleep decides to count sheep and other woolly animals by ones, twos, fives, and tens.
When the sun goes down, the gorillas come out to dance and play.
Hippo feels bad that he didn’t bring anything to the picnic, so he sets off to find some berries for his friends.
Ben loves the very large, very unusual “dog” he adopted, but the townsfolk don’t appreciate the trouble she’s causing.
When firefighter duckies rescue everyone and everything, chaos ensues.
A new twist on the classic tale of the hunt for Moby Dick.
Jack and the townsfolk are tired of eating beans, so Jack climbs up the beanstalk to find something else to eat.
Counts up ten dogs who are waiting in a shelter, then counts back down to one as each is adopted.
Rodney’s class goes on a field trip to the park, but it’s not the park Rodney expects.
A curious cat wonders who owns the moon and all manner of creatures from a bird to the ocean claim it as theirs. Fun to read! Great for repeat readings!
In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle, and bait and push a red canoe into the lake. Lovely art!
Philomena gets new glasses, so sister Audrey gets some too. Sister Nora Jane thinks if both of them have them, then shouldn’t she? Adorable!
Buddy and Earl enjoy their time in school–Buddy as student and Earl as teacher. Cute addition to the series!
Whobert the owl sets out to solve the case of who killed Perry the Possum. Clever!