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.
An otter named Randal leaves home to become an elephant. Sweet, funny, and love the art!
Career Day is approaching, and Annie can’t wait to show the school and her family what she wants to be when she grows up.
When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his path, he enlists the help of his friends to move it.
When an ice cream cone lands on Keith the cat’s head and his friends laugh at him, he pretends it’s a magic hat. Cute and colorful!
Follow the growth of a tree through the seasons.
Two ducks gaze into the clear water of their pond and discover other ducks. Sweet!
Follow Kalayaan, an eagle shot by a hunter, as he is rescued by kind villagers and eventually released back into the wild.
Tired of being teased about her hair, MacKenzie seeks the help of her neighbor Miss Tillie who compares hair care to tending a garden.
Frank the French bulldog is lost. Important evidence and maps will help track his steps and find him. Clever!
Artist Emma scolds her dog, Muse, for changing one of her paintings, but when he leaves, so does her creativity. Perfect for those of us inspired by our dogs!
When the night grows stormy, only Mama Elephant can reassure the baby animals that they are safe. Unusual and interesting art for a picture book!
Charlotte has a talent for anything technological, but when she receives a doll for a gift, she’s not quite sure what to do with it. Fantastic art!
Jack the horse escapes his stall and gets into all sorts of trouble on the farm. Cute!