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.
When Juno returns from a nighttime adventure, she finds a polar bear near the door she left open, and she must summon all her courage to save her boy.
A boy and his family visit the local public gardens throughout the year to see the turtles.
On a gray and rainy day, Kat feels better after writing a song and singing it around the neighborhood.
Newly arrived at boarding school, a boy finds an invitation and goes on an adventure that may lead to friendship.
Fox is lonely and confused when winter comes and his friends Chipmunk, Marmot, and Bear take to their beds and he can’t wake them up.
Fox sets off to find the golden glow, a very rare plant from the Wellhidden family that grows high in the mountains.
Piggy is unhappy living with a boy named Thomas. A chance encounter with a wild pig may lead him to discover what lies beyond the fence.
Bear is hungry and Gertie wants to help, but finding the perfect snack is harder than it looks. Funny!
Hedgehog wakes up needing a hug, but has trouble finding a friend who will get so close to his prickles. Cute!