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.
Russell and his dad build a tree fort in their new backyard.
While shopping with her two dads, Harriet, who is wearing her penguin costume, gets carried away by a waddle of penguins.
When a girl spills grape juice all over her new dress, a classmate wants to make her feel better by being kind. Sweet!
Ruby and Violet Mutch have always collected things in pairs, but when their house will no longer hold everything, Ruby decides to move out.
Blue Monster loves new things, but things don’t stay new forever, and soon Blue Monster wants something newer. Will he ever be satisfied?
A girl becomes pen pals with a Komodo dragon who tells her all about himself and dangers to his species.
Sakura moves to America with her parents and misses her grandmother and the cherry blossom trees back in Japan.
When Grandma says she’s seen a tiger in the garden, Nora doesn’t believe her–everyone knows tigers live in jungles, not gardens.
A boy and his cat have a magical adventure on the night of the blue moon. Love all the blue!
In a city filled with people and wonders, Adelaide feels lonely. Gorgeous art!
While reading a book, a child is carried beyond the repetitive sameness of an urban skyscape into an untamed natural landscape. Wonderfully whimsical!