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.
Napoleon the chameleon tries to make friends with the animals that live near him in the jungle, but has a hard time being seen.
A young child realizes the connection between the natural world and himself and gives thanks.
A skater leaves lines across the ice and the page.
Spending all of his time on social media making online friends, Nerdy Birdy neglects his live friend Vulture.
Two dogs decide to follow their dads when they leave for yet another trip, but end up having an adventure of their own.
When William stumbles upon a delivery of food destined for Fairy-tale Headquarters, he decides to spice things up.
A young boy and his father awake early to go fishing on the shores of a small pond.
A bossy girl named Maddie tries to tell Ally and her friends that they have to follow her rules.
Two dinosaur friends go for a drive, but the driver can’t resist the urge to honk the horn.
Maria and her family spend the day making applesauce.
Pepper goes with her mother to the tailor to have a dress made just for her.
Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.
Explore the mysteries of life and death–mourn those who have passed, but celebrate those who have been born.
Lulu is sick and can’t go outside to climb trees, her favorite thing to do, so she finds another way to climb a tree.
A child walks an old dog very, very slowly.
A ghost is too afraid to go into the scary dark woods.