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.
While getting ready for a bath one evening, a little boy gets stuck in his clothes.
A boy promises his friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house. Love the use of color in this one!
Nokomis Josephine walks to raise awareness of our need to protect water for future generations.
When Lola the armadillo accidentally knocks over a jug of juice, she panics and decides to run away.
An adventure-loving boy dreams he is Robinson Crusoe.
A prayer from mother to son that he will always be in safe hands.
When three bear brothers are sent on an urgent quest, the middle bear discovers he’s just the perfect size to save the day.
A little toy train has a big adventure in the great outdoors. Great illustrations and nice intro to different types of trains!
When Moonlight Pond freezes over, the forest animals come out to take part in the annual talent contest, but Toad doesn’t have a talent like the others. Beautiful art!
Inspired by a real hero dog named Vera who lived at the US Coast Guard base in the San Francisco Bay.
A young frog is bored and has trouble finding something to do.
Monkey tries to make a trade with owl for his red balloon. Clever!
A lyrical celebration of multiculturalism as a parent shares with a child the value of their heritage.
When a girl finds a mysterious book of martial-arts poses, she ignores the warning printed inside. Fun!
Leon is confused about where they will put the new baby now that he’s home. Cute!