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.
Wendell imagines what it would be like to have a walrus as a pet.
When a little boy gets a dinosaur costume for his birthday, it opens up a prehistoric world of imagination.
A little elephant gets separated from his mother during a storm and must try to outrun a tiger. Beautiful art!
Two siblings build jetpacks and fly off for an adventure that includes visiting Nana and outer space.
A family sees many amazing sights at the park, from bugs and frogs to skaters and fishermen.
After the loss of her grandmother, Mina finds solace in stories told by family and friends.
God made light to cut through the darkness and bring vision and hope to all. That same light grows inside every child. Sweet!
As a girl sits alone in her new house, she can hear kids playing outside, but she’s not brave enough to join them. Super imaginative!
A story about a big bunny gets out of control.
Two kids have fun with their grandfather as he tries to remember the old rhyme about sugar and spice and everything nice. Fun!
A young girl experiences her first funeral and all of the rituals that go along with it.
A little girl learns that it’s okay to make mistakes. Cute and colorful!