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 celebration of the many tender, madcap ways we love one another.
When the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma’s house, it’s clear that the house is much too small to hold them all.
Big Monster must find a way to outwit Little Monster when Little Monster says he’s not tired.
Edmond Bigsnout sets off to catch a city bunny for his dinner, but is thwarted at every turn.
When two fearful children are terrified of each other, their monsters try to help.
When an antlered ship arrives in the harbor, an inquisitive fox joins the crew on a quest for adventure. Beautiful art!
When a mountain separates Manjhi’s poor village from schools and hospitals, he uses a hammer and chisel, and twenty years of his life to create a road through the mountain.
Once a year, Abuelo comes from Mexico to visit his family; he brings his guitar, his music, and his memories.
Cap’n Rex must convince his crew that they can overcome a giant shark, a thick fog, and an erupting volcano to find the buried treasure.
An excited dog see lots of fun things through the window.
Little Elliot and Mouse take a trip to the country and make some new friends.
A day in the life of a squirrel.
Inspired by Little Kunoichi’s relationship with her pet ninja bunny, Chibi Samurai sets off to find a companion for himself.
Three kids take a flashlight with them and go outside to play at night. Imaginative illustrations!
A young boy tries to follow all of the rules in order to attend his friend’s party. Funny!
When Little i’s dot falls off and rolls away, he sets out on a journey to find it. Clever!