Picture Books At The Library 158


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.


Amanda and Bitsy’s friendship may be ruined after they discover their birthday parties are on the same day.


Jim connects each of his found objects–a stone, a key, and a button–to fantastical tales of why they are so important.


Gideon was going to build the most stupendous sand castle the beach had ever seen–without his sister’s help.


When Peter and his dog Nell arrive to school one day and discover the books missing, Detective Dog Nell is ready to solve the case.


A dugong tries to convince two children that she is a mermaid.


Nelly loves to wear her new swimsuit for everything—except for swimming.


After twins Ally and Mae come home sick, it’s up to Nanny Paws to take care of them.


Celebrates a diverse community on a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that welcomes all people. Great message!


Kangaroo tries to make friends with Koala using bubbles. Sweet!


On Mouse and Monster’s camping trip, things quickly go awry after Monster eats all of the supplies. Cute!

Little Owl is afraid of falling and will not try to fly until his friends persuade him to say a special word and keep trying even after he fails. I like the art!

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