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 little boy and his mother go in search of the moon on a walk through the city.
During a skink hunt with Papa, little monster wonders if Papa loves the swamp more than he love him. Clever and fun to read!
Cinderella has a twin named Tinderella and, together, the sisters split all the chores, but they cannot share Prince Charming.
Melvin gets into trouble at school because he cannot resist making a variety of strange noises, such as a tiger, a shark, and a train.
Zelda wants to be the first chicken in space, but none of her friends will help her achieve her dream.
A lonely panda tries to make friends with another panda, but nothing seems to work.
When a little girl’s father is arrested during a peaceful march, letters of support give him hope and set him free.
Two sisters worry about all the things they have lost until they finally learn to look toward the future instead.
As the news tells of anger and hatred, a frightened young girl wonders what she can do to make the world a better place.
When Malaika’s mom marries a man from Canada, and they have to move there, Malaika has trouble adjusting to her new home and family.
Tiger tries to prove that the rumors about him being dangerous are not true.
A little whale sets off to find out what it feels like to be a friend.
Two boys connect the lines they have drawn, but a mistake causes a growing rift between them.
Fox invites his friends along on a wild, adventure-filled bike ride.
A polar bear cub and its mother explore the beauty of the Arctic as the seasons change.
A brother and sister explore nature as the seasons change from autumn to winter.
Follow along as children experience the endless firsts of growing up–first time tying their shoes, first time catching a ball, etc.